Christina M. Kuta

Of Counsel
Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1680
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1680 | F 312.580.1201



Overview

Beginning her legal education with the goal of becoming a practicing healthcare attorney, Christina is privileged to concentrate her practice in this area of law. She focuses her practice in the areas of regulatory and transactional health care, with experience representing physicians and healthcare providers and organizations with a broad spectrum of regulatory and transactional matters, including negotiating and documenting transactions, acquisitions, mergers and sales, joint ventures, integrated delivery systems and other combinations and alliances, employment agreements, recruitment and support agreements, bonus and incentive plans, managed care contracts, physician-hospital organizations, management and other commercial and services agreements and leases for space and equipment, as well as shared overhead arrangements. Christina routinely provides advice on complex healthcare regulations impacting health care providers and entities, including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, Illinois Medical Practice Act, False Claims Act, HIPAA, state self-referral and kickback laws.

In addition, Christina advises clients on compliance with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, such as conditions of participation, coverage, billing, payment, reimbursement, reassignment and supervision. In this regard, she has represented a number of clients with respect to both government and private audits and investigations, successfully defeating audit and recoupment actions, as well as negotiating favorable settlements. Client representations also include representing clients at hearings before federal and state agencies related to licensure, DEA registration and revocation of provider enrollment.

Christina is an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law where she has taught a class on Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. She is also a member of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. Saint Louis University School of Law, LL.M., Health Law
  2. Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S.W., Health Policy
    • Concentration in health care, health policy, and mental health
  4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Clerkships
  1. Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge David D. Noce, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Illinois Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Eyeing the future: E/M will disrupt, the PHE will end, telehealth will stay - PartB News (Jan 4, 2021)
    When it comes to regulatory compliance, prevention is key - Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) / HCCA's Compliance Today (Jun 3, 2016)
    Mishandled Proficiency Testing: Dire consequences for CLIA Laboratories - Wolters Kluwer Health Care compliance update (2012)
    Healthcare Reforms Expand Access to care, but limit Practice Management Options - American Health Lawyers Association, Physician Practice Group Newsletter (2012)
    Practicing as a Hospital Employee - What to consider before selling your Medical Practice - Chicago Hospital News (2012)
  3. Presentations
    “Identifying and Addressing Health Care Fraud Schemes: A Lawyer’s Perspective” - Illinois Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force (2017)
    "Proficiency Testing Under CLIA: How to Avoid Sanctions and the Loss of your CLIA Certification" - Pathology Blawg Webinar (2014)
    "Telehealth and Ancillary Providers" - American Health Lawyers Association Webinar (2014)
    “Maintaining Practice Independence for Physicians” - Wolters Kluwer Webinar (2013)
    "Human Resource and Personnel Issues Facing Physician Practices" - Southwest Physician Residence Network
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Stark Law Alert: Be Ready for January 1, 2022 (Oct 14, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Understanding the Perils of Physician Recruitment Agreements (Sep 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Foundations of a Solid Compliance Program (May 13, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: How to Respond to Payor Audits Without Panicking (May 6, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Medicare Advance Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Apr 8, 2020)
  5. Firm News
    Chicago attorney Christina Kuta was recently quoted in Healthcare Risk Management (September 2021)
    Attorney Christina Kuta was recently quoted in Healthcare Risk Management (June 2021)
    Christina Kuta Quoted in Part B News (Jan 24, 2021)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)

Overview

Beginning her legal education with the goal of becoming a practicing healthcare attorney, Christina is privileged to concentrate her practice in this area of law. She focuses her practice in the areas of regulatory and transactional health care, with experience representing physicians and healthcare providers and organizations with a broad spectrum of regulatory and transactional matters, including negotiating and documenting transactions, acquisitions, mergers and sales, joint ventures, integrated delivery systems and other combinations and alliances, employment agreements, recruitment and support agreements, bonus and incentive plans, managed care contracts, physician-hospital organizations, management and other commercial and services agreements and leases for space and equipment, as well as shared overhead arrangements. Christina routinely provides advice on complex healthcare regulations impacting health care providers and entities, including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, Illinois Medical Practice Act, False Claims Act, HIPAA, state self-referral and kickback laws.

In addition, Christina advises clients on compliance with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, such as conditions of participation, coverage, billing, payment, reimbursement, reassignment and supervision. In this regard, she has represented a number of clients with respect to both government and private audits and investigations, successfully defeating audit and recoupment actions, as well as negotiating favorable settlements. Client representations also include representing clients at hearings before federal and state agencies related to licensure, DEA registration and revocation of provider enrollment.

Christina is an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law where she has taught a class on Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. She is also a member of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Education

  1. Saint Louis University School of Law, LL.M., Health Law
  2. Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S.W., Health Policy
    • Concentration in health care, health policy, and mental health
  4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Clerkships
  1. Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge David D. Noce, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Illinois Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Eyeing the future: E/M will disrupt, the PHE will end, telehealth will stay - PartB News (Jan 4, 2021)
    When it comes to regulatory compliance, prevention is key - Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) / HCCA's Compliance Today (Jun 3, 2016)
    Mishandled Proficiency Testing: Dire consequences for CLIA Laboratories - Wolters Kluwer Health Care compliance update (2012)
    Healthcare Reforms Expand Access to care, but limit Practice Management Options - American Health Lawyers Association, Physician Practice Group Newsletter (2012)
    Practicing as a Hospital Employee - What to consider before selling your Medical Practice - Chicago Hospital News (2012)
  3. Presentations
    “Identifying and Addressing Health Care Fraud Schemes: A Lawyer’s Perspective” - Illinois Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force (2017)
    "Proficiency Testing Under CLIA: How to Avoid Sanctions and the Loss of your CLIA Certification" - Pathology Blawg Webinar (2014)
    "Telehealth and Ancillary Providers" - American Health Lawyers Association Webinar (2014)
    “Maintaining Practice Independence for Physicians” - Wolters Kluwer Webinar (2013)
    "Human Resource and Personnel Issues Facing Physician Practices" - Southwest Physician Residence Network
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Stark Law Alert: Be Ready for January 1, 2022 (Oct 14, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Understanding the Perils of Physician Recruitment Agreements (Sep 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Foundations of a Solid Compliance Program (May 13, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: How to Respond to Payor Audits Without Panicking (May 6, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Medicare Advance Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Apr 8, 2020)
  5. Firm News
    Chicago attorney Christina Kuta was recently quoted in Healthcare Risk Management (September 2021)
    Attorney Christina Kuta was recently quoted in Healthcare Risk Management (June 2021)
    Christina Kuta Quoted in Part B News (Jan 24, 2021)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)