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Brian D. Annulis, JD 
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Brian D. Annulis has spent his entire legal career counseling health care providers, suppliers, practitioners, manufacturers and health plans.  Well-versed in matters affecting health care entities, he focuses his practice on health care regulatory and compliance concerns.

Mr. Annulis started his legal career with the Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Baltimore, MD, where he concentrated on matters involving the Medicare program.  After leaving public service, he joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, counseling clients on matters involving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and program participation, corporate compliance, the federal Stark Law, the anti-kickback statute and the federal False Claims Act.  He has assisted clients with compliance investigations and negotiating settlement agreements with the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General for HHS, including a recent multi-million dollar settlement agreement on behalf of a hospital concerning hospital-physician arrangements and agreements.  He also routinely counsels health care provider and health plan clients on matters involving health care privacy and security standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and other applicable state and federal privacy and security statutes, rules and regulations.  Representative matters in this area have included the development of privacy programs, policies and procedures for a multi-state health care provider, security audits and assessments, and the negotiation of complex data license and use agreement.  He has also helped health care providers to analyze the FTC’s Red Flag Rules and determine their applicability to the provider’s covered accounts and operations.  He has extensive experience assisting health care providers in procurement and purchasing matters, including the negotiation of pharmaceutical product and supply agreements.  He also provides advice and counsel to clients involving clinical research studies and trials, including the negotiation of clinical trial agreements and site management arrangements.  Representative clients include health care systems, academic medical centers and hospitals, dialysis suppliers and equipment manufacturers, rehabilitation clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, physicians and group practices, organ procurements organizations, health plans and TPAs, sleep centers, ancillary service providers and trade associations.

Mr. Annulis obtained a B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland in 1988.  He earned his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1992 and a M.H.A. from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health in the same year.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association (where he served previously as a Vice Chair for the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group), the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.  He is listed in the Illinois Super Lawyers (2009).  Mr. Annulis is very active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Chapter.