Bringing valuable insights gained from serving as in-house healthcare counsel, Jane Sitorius offers her clients an uncommon perspective on the business of healthcare, particularly in the areas of Medicare enrollment and regulations, and HIPAA compliance, which allows her to be responsive to her clients’ needs.
Unique to attorneys in private practice, Jane earned her master’s degree in health administration alongside her law degree. That combined background has provided her with an in-depth understanding of how healthcare systems work and of the practical implications of the counsel she provides.
From a legal and an operational perspective, Jane helps clients minimize regulatory and financial risk in connection with commercial and Medicare contracts. Her focus is in researching and analyzing issues related to Medicare enrollment, participation, and reimbursement; performing merger and acquisition related due diligence; negotiating and drafting third party payor agreements; and preparing clients to enroll and participate in federal healthcare programs.
While in-house with YMCA of the USA, Jane was primarily responsible for virtually all aspects of counsel and guidance regarding Medicare compliance requirements, HIPAA, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and other healthcare regulatory matters.
Jane is skilled in conducting on-site audits to assess compliance with HIPAA and Medicare rules and regulations. She also drafts healthcare agreements such as business associate and data use agreements, and develops HIPAA and Medicare compliance programs, including drafting policies and procedures and conducting staff training.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Co-chair, Health and Hospital Law Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Chicago Bar Association