Beginning her legal education with the goal of becoming a practicing healthcare attorney, Ms. Kuta is privileged to concentrate her practice in this area of law. She focuses her practice in the areas of regulatory and transactional health care, with experience representing physicians and healthcare providers and organizations with a broad spectrum of regulatory and transactional matters, including negotiating and documenting transactions, acquisitions, mergers and sales, joint ventures, integrated delivery systems and other combinations and alliances, employment agreements, recruitment and support agreements, bonus and incentive plans, managed care contracts, physician-hospital organizations, management and other commercial and services agreements and leases for space and equipment, as well as shared overhead arrangements. Ms. Kuta routinely provides advice on complex healthcare regulations impacting health care providers and entities, including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, Illinois Medical Practice Act, False Claims Act, HIPAA, state self-referral and kickback laws.
In addition, Ms. Kuta advises clients on compliance with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, such as conditions of participation, coverage, billing, payment, reimbursement, reassignment and supervision. In this regard, she has represented a number of clients with respect to both government and private audits and investigations, successfully defeating audit and recoupment actions, as well as negotiating favorable settlements. Client representations also include representing clients at hearings before federal and state agencies related to licensure, DEA registration and revocation of provider enrollment.
Ms. Kuta is an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law where she has taught a class on Healthcare Fraud and Abuse.
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