Washington University School of Law,
University of Texas at Austin,
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2023
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
Tonya provides sensible, strategic and holistic guidance to health care clients related to health care regulatory and compliance issues, government investigations and transactions.
Tonya routinely advises clients on federal and state Stark, Anti-Kickback and False Claims Laws; Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement; audits and investigations; and day-to day operations and compliance program matters. With an eye for health care innovation, Tonya is skilled in many areas driving health care change, including value-based and alternative payment models, payor-provider collaborations, population health management, clinical research and digital health. She also has served as a privacy officer and has deep experience in health information data and privacy issues.
In addition to her regulatory and compliance experience, Tonya has an extensive background working with health care operations teams, executives and boards to structure, negotiate and implement a wide range of transactions ranging from physician service agreements, clinical trial agreements and other routine contracts to major acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures.
Regardless of the issue at hand, Tonya recognizes the need for practical and efficient legal advice. Leveraging her experience as a leader and senior 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 to advance client goals and position them for the future.
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