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Douglas Swill

Center for Healthcare Innovation.
United States of America


Mr. Douglas B. Swill, JD, is the Chair of the Drinker Biddle Health Care Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His practice is concentrated in the representation of health systems, hospitals and medical groups throughout the United States. He counsels clients on a variety of health care transactional and regulatory matters, including affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, governance and non-profit issues, Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws, and federal tax-exemption matters. Additionally, he advises clients on health care reform, Medicare and Medicaid audits, coverage and overpayment issues, compliance programs, quality of care audits, voluntary disclosures, due diligence reviews, and contract projects. Doug’s 25 years of experience also includes advising health systems on physician integration and compensation strategies, including the associated health care regulatory risks, licensure, certification and reimbursement matters. Prior to joining the firm in 1993, he was an assistant state’s attorney in Chicago and practiced in the Office of the State’s Attorney’s Federal Litigation and Hospitals Departments. In that capacity, Doug represented Cook County Hospital in general counsel matters and Cook County officials in federal litigation matters that included oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Doug is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers — Illinois and Illinois Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, as well as named one of the country’s “Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.  

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Medicare and Medicaid audits 

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