Janice A. Anderson has over 25 years' experience focusing on health regulatory and compliance issues and more than 30 years' experience working in the health care industry.
Ms. Anderson's practice focuses on corporate health care and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital/physician and other joint ventures, physician relationships and contracting. She has advised her clients in the development of health care business structures to achieve strategic goals and has specific expertise in structuring hospital/physician alignment strategies to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care. She is skilled in the vast array of legal/regulatory issues arising in health care transactions such as certificate of need, licensure, tax-exempt status, reimbursement, etc.
Additionally, Ms. Anderson is very knowledgeable in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, including the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, and legal/compliance risks, including enforcement risks arising from quality of care and patient safety issues. She also has extensive experience with issues involving Stark, anti-kickback, HIPAA, EMTALA, False Claims Act, reimbursement, and civil money penalty laws.
Ms. Anderson has a vast understanding of medical staff issues, including providing legal advice and counsel on medical staff and peer review structures, development of medical staff bylaws and policy and procedures, medical staff disciplinary procedures and clinical issues. She also advises nonprofit governing boards on a wide range of issues, including those related to the proper discharge of their fiduciary obligations, and has a depth of experience in developing and negotiating clinical research agreements.
Prior to her law firm tenure, Ms. Anderson was the general counsel, vice president and corporate compliance officer for Borgess Health, a regional health system comprised of eight owned or affiliated hospitals, where she also provided administrative oversight to several facilities and corporate service departments. In that position, she developed the first in-house legal department, led numerous merger and acquisition transaction teams, and created and implemented the Borgess Health Corporate Compliance program.