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Limo T. Cherian

Partner
+1.312.807.4262
Fax +1.312.827.8167
Limo Cherian focuses her practice on health care regulatory, transactional and litigation issues. She has represented physicians and physician groups, clinically integrated organizations, managed services organizations, and hospitals, as well as other corporate and governmental clients. Ms. Cherian has advised clients on regulatory and compliance matters related to Stark, Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalties issues. She has also advised clients regarding Medicare fraud and abuse issues, reimbursement and antitrust issues. Ms. Cherian has experience litigating health care matters including contesting certificate of need decisions, physician restrictive covenants and payment disputes. She has also litigated and negotiated issues involving, managed care contracts, professional services agreements and information technology contracts. Ms. Cherian has experience in trial proceedings in State and Federal courts across the United States, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitrations. She also has experience in appellate practice and has briefed and argued appeals both in federal and state appeals courts.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Cherian was a partner in the Chicago office of a health care boutique. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for litigation on behalf of a public university.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Speaking Engagements

  • “Accountable Care Organizations Update,” Loyola University School of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Health Law Seminar Series Webinar, January 2014
  • “Compliance: Health Information Technology and Fraud, “ American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Practice Management Meeting, September 2014
  • “Regulatory Concerns and the Impact of Oversight,” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Practice Management Meeting, September 2014
  • “Best Practices in Corporate Governance,” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Practice Management Meeting, September 2013
  • “Clinical Study Agreements,” Society of Clinical Research Associates Clinical Investigator and GCP & Trials Management Conference, December 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Represented a number of health systems and physician networks in formation of clinically integrated networks for population health management.
  • Advised health systems and clinically integrated networks in enrollment in Medicare accountable care and bundled payment programs and in negotiations with private payers.
  • Represented physician practices, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in reimbursement disputes with Medicare contractors and private payers.
  • Advised hospitals, health systems, and corporate clients regarding Anti-Kickback, Anti-Inducement, and Anti-Referral Prohibitions.
  • Represented physician practices in mergers and joint ventures with other physician practices as well as acquisitions by hospitals/health care systems.
  • Advised ambulatory surgery centers regarding issues related to ownership, transfer of shares, certificate of need and physician compensation.
  • Represented hospitals and physician practices regarding federal and state antitrust investigations and federal fraud and abuse issues including OIG self-disclosures.
  • Represented hospitals and physician practices on internal and external billings compliance investigations.
  • Represented hospitals and corporations on HIPAA privacy and security issues, including preparation of model documents and preemption analysis.
  • Represented health care providers in litigation and advice regarding Certificate of Need application decisions and on other administrative matters.