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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, 2016, President and Founder of USC Health Law Society
    • B.S., cum laude, University of Southern California, 2012, Policy Planning and Development
    • Master of Health Administration, University of Southern California, 2012

Lauryn Sanders is committed to working with health care clients to achieve efficient and innovative outcomes for their immediate and long-term goals. She focuses her practice on advising hospitals, health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical groups on the regulatory, compliance, and practical requirements for interfacing the medical staff and allied health professional staff with hospital operations. 

Additionally, Lauryn focuses on transactional and regulatory matters affecting a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including health systems, hospitals, physician groups, pharmacies, and clinical laboratories. 

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Lauryn worked as a legal fellow with the Office of General Counsel at the University of Southern California.

Lauryn's experience includes:

  • Drafting and revising bylaws and governance documents for hospital medical staffs in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and accreditation standards (e.g., TJC, DNV, AAAHC).
  • Development of model bylaws and a fair hearing plan for a large hospital system.
  • Develop and advise on processes for strengthening credentialing, peer review and information sharing.
  •  Advised hospital  on fraud and abuse issues and implications of a joint venture transaction in relation to billing and cost reporting to Medicare and Medicaid. 
  • Drafting and negotiating of transactional agreements, including, affiliation agreements, professional service agreements, management agreements and medical director agreements. 
  • Assisted a team with the voluntary dissolution of a nonprofit public benefit corporation physical therapy and occupational therapy corporation including preparation of Attorney General Notices and escheating patient accounts. 
  • Advised a hospital on the penalties for a laboratory  practicing outside of the limitations of their CLIA and the potential penalties and sanctions from CMS that could be triggered if the laboratory continued  practicing outside of its CLIA.
  • Advised health care entities in structuring business arrangements and physician compensation in compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and  Stark Law. 
  • Part of a team that represented a medical group in the sale of its physician practice, clinics, and related real estate, including preparation of deal documents, due diligence review and analysis of licensing and certification requirements.