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  • Education
    • J.D., Saint Louis University, 2004, Certificate of Health Law; Journal of Health Law, Lead Editor
    • B.A., Rhodes College, 1993

Anne Cooper bases her practice not only on her law experience but also on her eight years as an accountant and financial analyst at a major St. Louis health care system. Her meticulous attention to detail benefits clients in every aspect of her practice, which includes health planning, Medicare and Medicaid audit appeals, clinical research, and health care compliance.

Anne counsels clients on the Illinois Certificate of Need process, including preparation and submission of certificate of need and certificate of exemption applications, representation of clients before the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, and post-permit compliance.

She uses her prior experience as an accountant and financial analyst for a major health care system in representing health care providers in Medicare and Medicaid audit appeals.

Anne negotiates clinical research contracts, including clinical trial agreements and material transfer agreements on behalf of hospitals and health systems.

She also focuses on health care compliance and other regulatory matters, such as fraud and abuse, physician self-referral restrictions, licensure, and Medicare and Medicaid compliance.

Anne’s experience includes representation of institutional health care providers including hospitals, health systems, medical practices, specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis providers, transportation providers, and a variety of other health care sector providers.

Anne has years of experience assisting both institutional and industry clients in negotiating the complex issues that arise in the highly regulation clinical trials space. Her experience includes:

  • Clinical trial agreements, master agreements, research service agreements,  material transfer agreements, and research service agreements;
  • Investigator-sponsored research;
  • Institutional Review Boards;
  • Informed consent forms;
  • Privacy and data protection;
  • Anti-kickback and anti-bribery compliance;
  • Reimbursement for standard of care procedures; and
  • Patient stipends and reimbursement.
  • Obtained over 50 certificate-of-need permits and certificates of exemption for various clients in Illinois.
  • Successfully appealed Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Medicaid audit, which resulted in a withdrawal of the audit findings.
  • Led health care regulatory due diligence for member substitution of non-profit hospital.