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About Nancy

Nancy LeGros has devoted her entire legal career to serving clients in the healthcare industry.  She has 25 years of experience in advising clients on healthcare regulatory compliance, reimbursement and operational matters such as medical peer review, academic affiliations and governance. Nancy’s clients have included hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, home health and hospice agencies, laboratories, mental health facilities and DME suppliers. 

Prior to joining Bracewell, she served as senior vice president, legal services and chief legal officer at CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic health system with $5.7 billion in assets.  During her tenure at CHRISTUS, the legal department advised on strategic transactions in the United States and Latin America; conducted regulatory investigations; advised on establishment of Medicare Advantage and Healthcare Exchange plans; implemented a physician contract management system; assumed management of all claims and litigation; and advised senior leadership and multiple boards of directors on compliance and governance matters.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Hospitals and other providers — payer audits and disclosure and refund of Medicare and Medicaid overpayments *

Hospitals and other providers — resolution of governmental investigations and enforcement actions*

Hospitals and medical staffs — hearings and resolution of peer review actions*

Healthcare providers — resolution of state licensure and Medicare certification and enrollment actions*

Hospitals and health systems — regulatory compliance and governance  matters arising from mergers and acquisitions*

Hospitals — formation of affiliations with academic medical institutions and clinical research organizations*

Healthcare providers — establishment of management and outsourcing arrangements*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

University of Houston Law Center,
J.D.
1993
magna cum laude
Rice University,
Bachelor of Arts
1988
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Certifications

Health Law Board Certification, Texas, 2004

Affiliations

Texas State Bar Health Law Council
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Former Chair, Institutional Review Board

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