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  • Education
    • LL.M., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007, Health Law; CALI Award
    • J.D., UIC John Marshall Law School, 2006, Dean's List; Moot Court Council; Dean Herzog Moot Court Competition First Place Overall
    • B.A., University of Illinois, 2003, Economics
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Illinois, 2006
    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney, 2015
Kyle Vasquez provides pragmatic legal and compliance support to a wide range of health care clients. He utilizes his background in health law and his prior experience as a health care consultant to develop creative approaches that address the unique challenges that health care providers face. Kyle works collaboratively with health care stakeholders to assist in identifying forward-thinking models that meet their financial and operational needs. Kyle represents a broad set of health care entities including multi-hospital health systems, community hospitals, FQHCs, institutional and retail pharmacies, and physician practices, among others. Kyle’s areas of focus include:
  • Providing 340B regulatory, compliance, audit, and contract support to Covered Entities, Contract Pharmacies, and other key stakeholders.
  • Counseling various provider types on complex healthcare reimbursement matters, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private payor reimbursement, to ensure consistent cash flow and compliance with applicable rules.
  • Assisting multiple provider/supplier types with provider enrollment, licensing and certification matters.
  • Structuring and negotiating a variety of transactions, including provider-based conversions, physician practice acquisitions, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Developing innovative physician alignment models while navigating applicable fraud and abuse standards, including the development of Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, clinical integration, and co-management models.
  • Assisting providers with administrative appeals, reconsideration requests, and other litigation strategies regarding adverse government agency findings, including appeals under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
  • Assisting with self-disclosures, government audits, and appeals of audit findings, including a recent victory involving the recovery of a hospital’s meaningful use funds recouped during a prior audit.
  • Represented 340B Covered Entities in matters against drug manufacturers to successfully obtain access to limited distribution drugs at the 340B ceiling price, and represented 340B Covered Entities in their pursuit of refunds from manufacturers that previously charged prices that exceeded the statutory 340B ceiling price.
  • Successfully represented several 340B Covered Entities during Office of Pharmacy Affairs 340B audits and mitigated audit findings; prepared and implemented OPA-approved Corrective Action Plans and assisted Covered Entities with manufacturer repayments.
  • Performed independent 340B audit readiness reviews of a number of 340B Covered Entities and developed internal Corrective Action Plans.
  • On an escalated timeline, successfully represented a non-profit hospital during the acquisition of former state-run facilities and obtained several regulatory waivers to ensure consistent operations and cash flow, including off-cycle 340B registrations and approvals.
  • Designed and implemented a system-wide provider-based and 340B model to enhance a health system’s bottom line and provide greater access to care.
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