Wendi Rogaliner’s practice focuses on complex regulatory and compliance matters in the healthcare industry. She has extensive experience in regulatory compliance matters, including service as a legal IRO for entities under a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General, and is routinely called upon to advise her institutional clients in their day to day operations and transactions within the heavily regulated healthcare industry. Her focus areas include IRO and other Corporate Integrity Agreement services; healthcare fraud and abuse; hospital operations; Stark, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA, and EMTALA compliance; managing and directing compliance investigations; and drafting and negotiating complex business transactions such as provider acquisitions, joint ventures, employment and professional service agreements. Wendi is a frequent speaker, corporate trainer and author on healthcare legal and operational matters.
Wendi represents a comprehensive range of healthcare industry clients but has a particularly deep focus in hospital and health system operations, having previously served as in-house counsel to one of the largest investor-owned hospital systems in the United States. Wendi has a unique ability to assist her clients in finding practical solutions to their operational challenges and serves as a trusted advisor to her clients’ senior leadership teams as they navigate the heavily regulated healthcare industry in the course of their day-to-day business operations.
American Bar Foundation, Fellow Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2021-2023 Listed in D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2020 Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2022 Provides guidance on state and federal fraud and abuse issues for large institutional clients, including operators of hospitals, physician clinics, dental practices, laboratories and pharmacy operations. Serves as lead reviewer in multiple Independent Review Organization engagements, reporting to the Office of Inspector General. Advises on Stark-compliant physician contract drafting, including strategies to drive physician performance. Leads physician contract negotiations for large hospital and healthcare systems. Leads and serves as RFP agent for clients seeking new provider staffing options in a hospital-based setting. Leads practice acquisitions and divestitures, including physician practices, dental practices, ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers and leads regulatory analysis in support in larger, hospital and health system acquisitions and divestitures. Provides general advice and counsel pertaining to day-to-day hospital, clinic, physician practice, dental practice, lab and pharmacy operations. Provides local counsel guidance for national providers seeking to enter the Texas market, related to Texas law on the corporate practice of medicine, state anti-referral statutes, and establishment and maintenance of certifications for Texas non-profit health organizations. Conducts compliance audits and incident investigations. Leads regulatory due diligence reviews. Advises on the implementation of national performance improvement initiatives in emergency departments for large health systems. Provides Stark Law analysis and self-disclosure protocol assistance for hospital and health system clients. Provides board and leadership training on governance roles and regulatory compliance issues. Assists hospital clients with EMTALA incident analysis and corrective action plans, in addition to drafting EMTALA policies and providing EMTALA education for clinical and operational staff in hospital emergency departments. Establishes management service organizations and operational contracts pertaining to support of long-term management of physician professional entities by non-physician providers under Texas law. Serves as outside general counsel for healthcare providers without in-house lawyers. Provides temporary legal coverage for clients as needed when in-house attorney staffing is unfeasible. Prepares template physician contracts for client hospitals and health systems. Provides advice and guidance through medical staff governance and disciplinary issues. Forms Texas non-profit healthcare organizations. Advises on joint ventures between and among providers.