Washington University School of Law,
University of Texas,
Thompson Coburn LLP
Director, Legal Services, 2017-2018
Allina Health System
Deputy General Counsel, 2015-2017
Director Associate General Counsel, 2014-2015
Senior Associate General Counsel, 2013-2014
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Staff Attorney and Privacy Officer, 2006-2008
Health care providers, payers and other industry stakeholders rely on Tonya for sensible, strategic and holistic solutions to even the most complex legal, regulatory and business challenges.
She advises hospitals, health systems, physician practices, payers and other health care clients on a multitude of legal and regulatory issues - both in the context of structuring and negotiating business transactions and managing day-to-day operations and compliance program functions.
Tonya's areas of focus include:
· health care regulatory and compliance issues;
· health care transactions;
· provider/payer collaborations;
· developing and sustaining effective corporate compliance programs;
· compliance self-audits and government investigations; and
· health information policy
She routinely advises on health care regulatory and compliance issues, including the federal and state Stark, Anti-Kickback and False Claims Laws, and Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement, and government investigations. She has worked with health care operations teams, executives and boards on a wide-range of transactions - from clinical trial agreements to routine physician service agreements and vendor contracts to multi-million dollar acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. In addition, she has deep experience in health information data and privacy issues.
Regardless of the issue at hand, Tonya recognizes the need for practical and efficient legal advice. Leverging her extensive experience as in-house counsel with several large regional health care systems, she takes a collaborative approach to understanding each client's unique needs and skillfully guiding them to solutions that balance the complex legal, regulatory and business issues and navigate the ever-changing industry landscape to advance client goals and position them for the future.
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