With more than 20 years as a practicing attorney, Denise Bloch brings her extensive health and regulatory law experience to the firm. Most recently Denise served as Senior Director and Regulatory Counsel for a publically traded national drug store chain and previously as Senior Corporate Counsel for a publically traded national hospital chain. Denise’s experience includes addressing health care issues such as privacy, reimbursement, licensure, HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid, Stark, fraud and abuse, anti-kickback, certificate of need, Rev-Proc and other legal health care issues. In addition Denise’s experience includes other regulatory concerns such as employment issues involving FMLA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and wage-hour.
Diane S. Robben is a Shareholder and joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 1997. She focuses her practice in the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Diane leads the firm’s transactional and regulatory health care practice, devoting a significant amount of time advising hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other healthcare providers on a variety of issues to find practical solutions to complicated legal problems.
Diane also regularly assists practitioners in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts pertaining to operational and management functions, including but not limited to personal services, physician recruitment, employment, medical directors, vendor services, consulting, shared services, and lease/equipment rental.
Diane also represents physicians, chiropractors, psychiatrists and nurses before the Department of Professional Regulation in Illinois and the Board of Healing Arts in Missouri. Diane is experienced in medical staff credentialing, governance, disciplinary matters, impaired health professional issues, patient rights issues and bio-ethical issues. She has served as a Hearing Officer in medical staff peer review proceedings at numerous hospitals.