Kara Friedman is a member of the Firm's nationally recognized Health Care practice group.  Her extensive experience representing providers in the health care industry allows her to offer advice on alignment transactions, service line development activities and assist clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the delivery of health care in a collaborative and legally compliant 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 prioritizes meeting client objectives whilst managing legal risk and providing compliant structures. 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
  • 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 transactions. The core client base she serves includes hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis providers and skilled and other senior living facilities.
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