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OVERVIEW

Heather F. Delgado
Partner

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-338-5905

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Heather F. Delgado
Partner

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

P 312-338-5905

F 312-759-5646

Healthcare providers depend upon Heather Delgado for her commitment to responsiveness and practical legal advice. Heather focuses on finding the right solution for her clients. She is valued for her ability to overcome the obstacles her clients face and for her skill in applying complex laws and regulations to their business practices.

OVERVIEW

Healthcare providers depend upon Heather Delgado for her commitment to responsiveness and practical legal advice. Heather focuses on finding the right solution for her clients. She is valued for her ability to overcome the obstacles her clients face and for her skill in applying complex laws and regulations to their business practices.

Heather’s experience includes the representation of healthcare providers, including hospitals, health systems, specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, multi- and single-specialty medical practices, and a wide variety of healthcare entrepreneurs. During the past several years, Heather has devoted the majority of her time and effort to matters related to hospitals, health systems and group medical practices.

With experience that is both broad and deep, Heather represents healthcare entities in mergers and acquisitions, structuring joint ventures and setting up physician management companies. She negotiates and drafts business contracts, designs and implements compliance plans, provides legal opinions regarding tax-exempt status, and advises on fraud and abuse statutes.

In addition, Heather provides comprehensive legal advice regarding self-referral and Stark implications of hospital-physician relationships, drafts medical staff bylaws, reviews reimbursement related issues, and conducts internal audits and investigations. Moreover, she also drafts and implements HIPAA policies and audits and trains healthcare providers and nonprofit associations regarding HIPAA policies and procedures, as well as provides counsel on a broad range of business and legal issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Lake County Bar Association

Member, Women’s Bar Association of Lake County

Member, Lake County Inns of Court

Secretary, Service League of Northwest Indiana

EXPERIENCE

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Presentations
  • Co-presenter, "Physician Compensation: Aligned or Disjointed?", Barnes & Thornburg webinar, Oct. 26, 2017
  • Co-presenter, "Healthcare Board of Directors: Meeting Governance and Compliance Challenges," Stafford webinar, May 11, 2017
  • Co-presenter, Physician Extenders and New Recruitment Options, Indiana Rural Health Association, March 11, 2016
  • Co-presenter, "When MERS/Ebola (or your favorite infectious disease) Comes to Town: Advance Strategy Planning for Hospitals" Beacon Health System, Elkhart, Indiana, Nov. 8, 2014
  • Presenter, "Stark Update," Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society and Winter Scientific Seminar, Lombard, Illinois, Dec. 8, 2013
Publications
  • Co-author, “AHLA Ancillary Providers in Health Care: A Primer,” American Health Lawyers Association, August 2015
  • Co-author, "Building a Response Plan," Building Indiana magazine, May/June edition, 2015
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