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Robert Anderson is a skilled attorney with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, litigation, and issues facing health care providers. His diverse practice gives him a unique and practical understanding of the relationship between legal, compliance, and operational issues and the challenges faced by in-house legal teams in healthcare organizations. He has advised and represented healthcare providers, including hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, residents, nurses, and others in a broad array of compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters. He served as general counsel for a hospital system and multi-specialty physician group for several years, drafted or reviewed hundreds of contracts on behalf of healthcare providers, tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, and appeared before regulators, trial courts, and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels in Indiana and Illinois.

Mr. Anderson assists clients with state and federal privacy issues. He counsels clients on the use of electronic health record systems, meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology, and issues associated with information blocking.

Mr. Anderson serves on the firm’s Executive, Innovation, and Information Technology Committees.

Representative Experience

  • Served as outside General Counsel to multi-hospital system and large, multi-specialty physician group
  • Successfully appealed denial of property tax exemptions for physician office buildings to the Indiana Board of Tax Review following full evidentiary hearing
  • Obtained numerous preliminary injunctions enforcing restrictive covenants against physicians and defended physicians in restrictive covenant enforcement actions
  • Tried numerous medical professional liability cases to jury verdict
  • Successfully represented healthcare system in False Claims Act qui tam action

Areas of Practice Concentration

  • General Healthcare Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security matters
  • Mental Health Law and Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Regulations
  • Medical Professional Liability
  • Healthcare Compliance, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims Act
  • Not-For-Profit law
  • Medical Staff Hearings and Disputes

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Court Finds Restrictive Covenant Unenforceable Against Hospital-Based CRNA’s
  • To Treat, or Not to Treat … Decisional Capacity
  • Indiana Legislature Modifies Medical Consent and POST Statutes
  • Keys to Successful Admission of Exhibits into Evidence
  • Consents/HIPAA & Surrogate Decision Makers
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Legal E-Holds and E-Discovery
  • Depositions for Healthcare Providers
  • Avoiding Collisions at the Intersection of Healthcare and Law Enforcement
  • Informed Consent: Who, What, When, Where & Why? (Not Necessarily In That Order)
  • Basics of Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality, Privilege, and Risk Management
  • Mental Health and the Law in Indiana
  • Restrictive Covenants and the Progression of the Law in Indiana
  • The Facts, Just the Facts:  Best Practices for Responding to Medical Credentialing Requests after Kadlec

Publications

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1990
  • B.S., Highest Distinction, Indiana University, Gary, Indiana, 1986

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1990)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (1990)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (1990)
  • Illinois (2009)

Insights

Thought Leadership

Managed Care Proposed Rule Summary

November 18, 2018

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

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