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Andrew C. Walker

Associate

Andrew C. Walker is an Associate in the firm's Health Care Practice Group, where he focuses on providing regulatory guidance to a variety of health care provider types. Mr. Walker has significant experience in health system transactions, Stark/Anti-Kickback compliance, physician employment arrangements,   Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, Medicare provider enrollment, Medicare provider-based status compliance, pharmacy operation/340B Drug Pricing Program participation, and operational improvement.

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, Mr. Walker worked as a Senior Attorney for a national health care practice, where he provided regulatory compliance and operational improvement analysis to national health care provider clients. He also worked as Legal Counsel for an environmental services firm implementing operational and compliance programs in response to changes in state and federal regulations affecting the environmental services industry.

Representative Experience

  • Managed development of new 130-bed acute care facility, including completion of state certificate of need, facility licensure, Medicare certification, and accreditation processes
  • Performed Stark physician self-referral analysis for multi-specialty/multi-office physician practice; draft Stark law compliance policies and procedures resulting from group analysis
  • Counseled laboratory services provider regarding Anti-Kickback compliance risks 
  • Negotiated hospitalist services arrangement for multi-practitioner group
  • Assisted eligible providers in initial implementation, expansion, and compliance with the 340B Drug Pricing Program
  • Developed hospital-owned retail pharmacy network with multi-campus health system
  • Managed hospital client acquisition of existing independent oncology practice and complete conversion of practice to provider-based hospital outpatient department, including licensure, pharmacy, and Medicare/Medicaid certification concerns
  • Completed extensive Medicare/Medicaid provider enrollment initiative for large health system client undergoing change of ownership

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (J.D.)
    • Heritage Academic Award Scholarship
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (B.A., with honors)
    • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honors Fraternity 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association – Health Section
  • Chicago Bar Association –Health Section
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law
Representative Experience
  • Managed development of new 130-bed acute care facility, including completion of state certificate of need, facility licensure, Medicare certification, and accreditation processes
  • Performed Stark physician self-referral analysis for multi-specialty/multi-office physician practice; draft Stark law compliance policies and procedures resulting from group analysis
  • Counseled laboratory services provider regarding Anti-Kickback compliance risks 
  • Negotiated hospitalist services arrangement for multi-practitioner group
  • Assisted eligible providers in initial implementation, expansion, and compliance with the 340B Drug Pricing Program
  • Developed hospital-owned retail pharmacy network with multi-campus health system
  • Managed hospital client acquisition of existing independent oncology practice and complete conversion of practice to provider-based hospital outpatient department, including licensure, pharmacy, and Medicare/Medicaid certification concerns
  • Completed extensive Medicare/Medicaid provider enrollment initiative for large health system client undergoing change of ownership
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (J.D.)
    • Heritage Academic Award Scholarship
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (B.A., with honors)
    • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honors Fraternity 
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2011
Professional Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association – Health Section
  • Chicago Bar Association –Health Section
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law

 

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