University of Alabama School of Law,
LL.M. in Taxation, magna cum laude, 2011
University of Tulsa College of Law,
J.D., May 2009
University of Oklahoma,
B.A. in Political Science, 2005
American Bar Association Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Health Care Compliance Association
Illinois Hospital Association
St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
YWCA Leader in the Workplace, 2017
Thompson Coburn LLP
In-House Counsel, 2010-2013
Ranken Jordan Young Professionals Board
Founding Member, Secretary, 2015-2020
Nicole advises health care providers and health plans on structuring transactions and analyzing health care regulatory issues with an eye toward effective, proactive compliance that meets the clients' business needs. She has extensive experience on regulatory issues related to HIPAA, fraud and abuse, licensure, and various Medicare and Medicaid matters.
Nicole has helped structure complex payor and provider relationships. She has created, and regularly advises clients on operational and regulatory issues related to, clinically integrated networks, messenger model networks, governmental and commercial accountable care organizations, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid managed care plans, HMOs, health insurance companies, and direct-to-employer networks. Nicole also has experience with health plan acquisitions. She has drafted various risk-sharing agreements, provider agreements and downstream service agreements for providers and health plans across the country.
Nicole previously served as an in-house attorney for a regional skilled nursing and assisted living facility operator. In that role, she led numerous health care transactions ranging from operation transfers to real estate and health-care receivable financings. She also secured licensing and certificates of need.
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