Kara Friedman’s extensive understanding of the health care industry allows her to offer advice in connection with service line development activities and assist clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the delivery of health care in a collaborative way.

Kara's practice is devoted to the general representation of health care providers and includes advising clients regarding the structures around and the relationships among health care providers within the complex federal and state regulatory environment. She has an active Certificate of Need practice, advising clients in all aspects of matters under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. She provides counseling and advice on an array of regulatory matters, including:

  •  Health care fraud and abuse
  •  Physician self-referral restrictions and compensation arrangements
  •  Professional standards and regulation
  •  Community need assessments and tax-exemption issues
  •  Government and commercial payor reimbursement and disputes
  • Certificate of Need and other health planning matters
  •  Facility licensure and accreditation and related survey and life safety code issues
     Contracting issues

Kara oversees joint venture and merger and acquisition activities of health care facilities. She also regularly provides advice on ongoing provider operations and commercial transactions. The core client base she serves consists of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis providers and skilled and other senior living facilities.

eAlerts Alerts
November 4, 2014
eAlerts Alerts
On April 13, 2010, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules adopted amended Health Facilities and Services Review Board Administrative Rules (Amended Rules). The Amended Rules are effective for all certificate of need applications filed on or after April 13, 2010. The two most notable changes to the Amended Rules are the addition of charity care as a new criterion on the certificate of need application and waiver criteria for the financial viability requirements.
June 8, 2010
eAlerts Alerts
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently expanded the Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care Web site by updating and adding new categories of data. The Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care Web site was originally launched in November 2009 as part of the implementation of the Hospital Report Card Act (210 ILCS 86). Under this legislation, all Illinois hospitals are required to report quality data regarding nursing care and infection control on a quarterly basis to the IDPH.
June 2010
Publications & Presentations
FAQ on Advance Directives in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
McGuireWoods Legal Update
May 2009
Publications & Presentations
New Rules, Task Force Recommendations & Legislative Briefing
Panel Discussion - Illinois CON Update
May 2009
Publications & Presentations
IRS Issues Long Awaited Hospital Study
McGuireWoods News
Feb 2009
Publications & Presentations
Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board Adopts Newly Revised Part 1110 Rules
Feb 2009
Publications & Presentations
IDPH Releases Proposed Rules to the Illinois Adverse Healthcare Events Reporting Law of 2005
McGuireWoods News
Dec 2008
Publications & Presentations
Community Benefit: Beyond Charity Care
Carolinas Healthcare Forum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Nov 2008
Publications & Presentations
Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board Plans New Assessment Tool for Determining Whether a Certificate of Need Permit is Required
McGuireWoods News
Oct 2008