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    • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1977
    • B.A., Trinity College, 1968

Terry Brooks’ career in health care began in 1968 as the legislative director for the American Osteopathic Association. With more than 35 years of experience in health and hospital law, she now represents clients across the full spectrum of health care, including health care systems and institutions, physicians, specialty providers, pharmaceutical companies, managed care entities, health-related companies, financial institutions, units of government and trade associations, and public equity firms.

Before entering private practice, Terry served as director of legal affairs and policy development for the Michigan Hospital Association. She also served as the director of the Washington office of the American Osteopathic Hospital Association and was the associate director for federal agency liaison of the Washington Office of the American Hospital Association.

Her practice focuses on the legislative, regulatory, and policy issues in the health industry, as well as transactions and operational issues affecting clients. She also has experience as director of EBG Advisers (a health care consultancy), as well as in leadership positions within law firms.

Terry is a frequent lecturer and author on health and hospital law and policy, including Medicare and Medicaid reform and payment policy, HITECH, and health care policy and regulation.

  • Represented a national health care provider organization and handled insurance market reform issues in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Prepared the Compendium of Federal and State Health Insurance Reform Actions Required by the Affordable Care Act for the American Hospital Association.
  • Represented the post-acute industry during the negotiated rulemaking of solvency standards applicable to Provider Sponsored Organizations (PSOs) following enactment of the Balance Budget Act of 1997.
  • Served as federal counsel for the Coalition of Full Service Community Hospitals during the debate over physician ownership of specialty hospitals and the enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act.
  • Prepared the American Hospital Association with a guide for hospitals contracting with managed care organizations, with emphasis on state prompt payment laws.
  • Advised hospital boards of trustees regarding compliance and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Represented health systems, home-health providers, and physicians during federal and state investigations.
  • Represented a unit of local government in the development of managed care system for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.
  • Advised providers and private equity firms in assessing the regulatory and legislative landscape in the acquisition of health-related entities, including hospitals, nursing facilities, a managed care organization, and device manufacturer.
  • Worked with state insurance bureaus regarding the establishment, regulation, and compliance issues related to risk-bearing entities.
  • Represented a national provider association during the Congressional debate over the enactment of the Patient’s Bill of Rights.
  • Represented several health care clients during the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Polsinelli Webinar
March 2013
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September 19, 2012
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Presenters:  Jonathan Henderson and Teresa Brooks
August 8, 2012
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August 2012
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Webcast
July 2012
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May 2012
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State of Kansas Joint Committee on Health Care Policy, Kansas Legislature, Topeka, KS
November 2010
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The Implications of Insurance Market Reforms on Providers, Philadelphia, PA
October 2010
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American Hospital Association State Health Reform: Meeting the Challenges and Creating Opportunities, Washington, D.C.
September 2010
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KAMMCO, Wichita, Kansas
April 2010