April Schweitzer focuses on corporate and regulatory issues affecting hospitals, health systems and federally qualified health centers and provides counsel regarding clinical integration networks and accountable care organizations.
As a former public health project manager, I relish the opportunity to work with a variety of health care clients to implement strategies that will ultimately impact patients. I am particularly interested in helping clients think strategically about the practical realities of functioning in an ever evolving health care environment. Currently, I work in a range of areas including:
I work on transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as corporate governance, licensure, tax exemption and formation issues.
I provide counsel regarding the regulatory and operational requirements of hospital/physician alignment strategies such as clinical integration networks and accountable care organizations.
My practice consists of representing federally qualified health centers in connection with various affiliation agreements, transition of services agreements, Federal Tort Claims Act issues, managed care contracting and grant applications.
I provide counsel to clients regarding the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark law and state law equivalents. I also work on Medicare and Medicaid regulatory compliance, including self-disclosures.
In this time of transformation in health care, consolidation is likely to continue as providers join forces to harness the power of big data and leverage new technologies to fundamentally alter how health care is delivered and paid for in the United States. In addition, we are witnessing a fundamental shift to value-based contracting, which we expect to continue in the coming years.
Family Practice News | July 17, 2017
Chicago health care associate April Schweitzer is quoted in this article about the challenges for establishing clinically integrated networks and how hospitals and physicians can overcome them.
Life After Loyola | February 01, 2016
In this podcast series, Chicago Health Care associate April Schweitzer, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, discusses her practice and advice for law students interested in health law.
Law360 | January 29, 2016
Chicago Health Care associates Erica Cribbs, Gretchen Harper and April Schweitzer co-authored this column discussing the Food and Drug Administration’s priorities for the year.
Health Care Alert | 02.12.16
FDA Alert | 01.05.16
Health Care Alert | 06.10.15
Health Care Law Alert | 03.19.15
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., health law certificate, cum laude
Marquette University, B.A., cum laude