Jeanne L. Vance

Shareholder


Experience

Jeanne L. Vance is a shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate group, where she focuses her practice on business and regulatory healthcare law.

Jeanne provides outside counsel regulatory support to implement large-scale corporate reorganizations, name and branding changes, and change of control transactions for California-based healthcare providers. In this capacity, she has advised revenue cycle teams regarding the interplay between corporate business structure, licensing/enrollment file content and process, and claim form content. Jeanne advises and designs cutover plans affecting each of these areas in a way that minimizes lost revenue and cash flow disruption during implementation.

Jeanne is a seasoned healthcare transactional attorney for private companies, private equity investors, and other healthcare consolidators.  Her services include healthcare licensing and government payor enrollment in support of transactional attorneys who do not offer or maintain this expertise in California.  This experience includes both mergers and acquisitions as well as structuring new businesses to achieve the business and regulatory needs of healthcare provider clients.

Jeanne drafts services agreements as needed to support healthcare operations, including professional services agreements, agreements implementing friendly professional corporation models, hospital-based physician contracts, management agreements, medical director agreements, and various other contracts for services.

Jeanne provides Medicare enrollment assistance to reinstate billing privileges by filing for Corrective Action Plans, requests for reconsideration, and enrollment appeals. She has expertise in California medical foundation enrollment matters. She is currently the Chair of the Regulation, Accreditation & Payment Practice Group of the American Health Law Association (“AHLA”) and was the founding chair of the AHLA Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group from 2012-2015.

Jeanne has overseen change of ownerships and related filings for healthcare regulatory entitlements for hospitals, home health agencies, licensed clinics, licensed ambulatory surgery centers, durable medical equipment suppliers, adult day health facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, pharmacies and pharmacy wholesalers, as well as non-facility Medicare enrollments and non-facility Medi-Cal enrollments. She has provided expert witness testimony on health care licensing and provider enrollment matters.

Jeanne is licensed to practice in both California and Hawaii. She has published and lectured on provider enrollment and other health law topics.

Jeanne graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications in 1991 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1994. In 2003, she joined healthcare and business law firm Salem & Green, which merged with and into Weintraub in 2022.  She is a marathoner, a skier, and a knitter.

Her experience includes:

  • Advice on emerging provider types and treatment models for behavioral health, including inpatient facilities (psychiatric hospitals, group homes with inpatient treatment components), psychiatric groups, therapists, and telehealth providers.
  • Counseling regarding regulatory developments surrounding the COVID-19 health emergency– testing and treatment payment, regulatory waivers, and economic relief to healthcare providers.
  • Counseling and assistance with Medicare certification issues including enforcement issues for co-located hospitals and off-campus provider-based hospital locations.
  • Licensing of all healthcare provider types (including licensing of newly-constructed hospitals, facility relocations and consolidations).
  • Healthcare regulatory and compliance counseling (including reimbursement/payment issues).
  • Analysis of other state law healthcare issues such as the corporate practice of medicine and healthcare practitioner scope of practice.
  • Legal support to legislative advocates in the healthcare industry.
  • Scope of practice and payment issues for the use of mid-level practitioners.

Affiliations

American Health Lawyers Association
Chair of the Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
Vice Chair of the Regulation
, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
Founding Chair of the Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group (2012-2015)

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
Member

American Association of University Women Tahoe Nevada
Member

State Bar of California, Health Law Committee of the Business Law Section
Former Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Health Law Section
Past President

Awards

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2016, 2017, 2019 – 2021 – Health Care

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021

American Health Lawyers Association’s Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
“Volunteer of the Year” Award, 2012, 2013

AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1994

B.A., Mills College, Oakland, 1991

Webinar: Sequencing Your Transaction Without Shutting Down Your Facility: Licensure, Certification, and Enrollment

On April 14-16, 2021, The American Health Lawyers Association hosted the Health Care Transactions Conference Webinar. Weintraub attorney Jeanne Vance participated in the event and presented Sequencing Your Transaction Without Shutting Down Your Facility: Licensure,

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Jeanne L. Vance On Faculty For Two 2021 American Health Law Association Conferences

Jeanne L. Vance was selected on the faculty of two American Health Law Association conferences. Vance was a panelist for the program called “Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment: The Hot Topics Are Really Hot This Year” at the Medicare &

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Webinar: Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment 2021: The Hot Topics Are Really Hot This Year

American Health Lawyers Association, Medicare Medicaid Payment Institute, Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment: The Hot Topics Are Really Hot This Year. When: March 24-26, 2021 Where: Webinar

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Webinar: Choose Your Friends Wisely or Face the Consequences under the New Provider Enrollment Rule

American Health Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting, Choose Your Friends Wisely or Face the Consequences under the New Provider Enrollment Rule. When: June 28-July 1, 2020 Where: Webinar

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Jeanne L. Vance Spoke At The American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues Conference Regarding Provider Enrollment, For The Ninth Consecutive Year

For the ninth consecutive year, Jeanne L. Vance presented at the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues conference regarding provider enrollment. Ms. Vance was a panelist regarding “Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment” March 20-22,

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Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment and Advanced Insights 2019

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment and Advanced Insights. When: March 20-22, 2019 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Webinar – Hospital Deals: How to Avoid a Regulatory Crash & Burn

American Health Lawyers Association, National Webinar, Hospital Deals: How to Avoid a Regulatory Crash & Burn. When: April 19, 2018 Where: Webinar

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Webinar: American Health Lawyers Association On Hospital Transactions

Jeanne L. Vance will present at an American Health Lawyers Association webinar panel called, “Hospital Deals: How to Avoid A Regulatory Crash and Burn” on April 19. She joins national experts on hospital acquisitions and licensing and enrollment matters.

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Jeanne L. Vance Invited To Speak At The American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues Conference Regarding Provider Enrollment

For the eighth consecutive year, Jeanne L. Vance has been invited to present at the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues conference regarding provider enrollment. Ms. Vance is thrilled to join esteemed colleagues of the health law bar at this annual conference which is March 21-23,

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The Current and Future State of Provider and Supplier Enrollment and Certification

American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians/Hospital Law Institute, The Current and Future State of Provider and Supplier Enrollment and Certification. When: February 1-3, 2017 Where: Orlando, Florida.

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Jeanne L. Vance Has Been Invited To Speak At The American Health Lawyers Association’s Annual Physicians And Hospitals Law Institute

Jeanne L. Vance has been invited to speak at the American Health Lawyers Association’s annual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. She will co-present on the topic of “The Current & Future State of Provider/Supplier Enrollment and Certification” with Emily Towey of Hancock,

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Hot topics in Provider Enrollment 2016

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Hot topics in Provider Enrollment. When: April 13-15, 2016 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Webinar: Enrollments Gone Wrong: Troubleshooting Tips From the Field

American Health Lawyers Association, National Webinar, Enrollments Gone Wrong: Troubleshooting Tips From the Field. When: December 7, 2015 Where: Webinar

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The Uphill Path for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Supplier

American Health Lawyers Association, Regulation Accreditation & Payment Practice Group Educational Call, The Uphill Path for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Suppliers. When: November 4, 2015

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Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment 2015

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment. When: March 24–26, 2015 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment 2014

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment. When: March 25–27, 2014 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment 2013

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment. When: March 20–22, 2013 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Disclosure Obligations in Medicare Enrollment: Current Practice Standards

Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group: American Health Lawyers Association, National Member Educational Call, Disclosure Obligations in Medicare Enrollment: Current Practice Standards. When: October 16, 2012

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Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment 2012

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment. When: March 28–30, 2012 Where: Baltimore, Maryland.

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Webinar: Medicare’s Revalidation Requirements: Update on Enrollment Procedures for Providers and Suppliers

American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, National Webinar, Medicare’s Revalidation Requirements: Update on Enrollment Procedures for Providers and Suppliers. When: March 15, 2012 Where: Webinar

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Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment – It’s A Whole New World 2011

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment – It’s A Whole New World. When: March 30 – April 1, 2011 Where: Baltimore,

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Weintraub Tobin Adds Healthcare Practice with Salem & Green Merger

Weintraub Tobin has expanded to include a Healthcare practice as a result of its merger with Salem & Green, effective January 1, 2022. Healthcare and business attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F.

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Salem & Green to Merge with Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2022, healthcare and business law firm Salem & Green will merge with and into the Weintraub firm. Sacramento-based attorneys Julie E.

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Jeanne L. Vance Appointed Chair Of The Regulation, Accreditation & Payment Practice Group Of The American Health Law Association

The Committee follows and develops content for AHLA members on issues related to healthcare reimbursement and coverage, including Medicare and other government payer laws, regulations, and instructions, as well as issues related to health care organizational accreditation such as the Joint Commission and other accrediting entity standards.

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Medicare Enrollment And Certification Legal Trends

Jeanne L. Vance contributed to a co-authored article on Medicare enrollment and certification trends that was published in the March 2017 issue of The RAP Sheet, which is a publication of the Regulation,

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Jeanne L. Vance Invited To Speak At Leading Payment Issues Conference On Provider Enrollment For Sixth Consecutive Year

Jeanne L. Vance has been invited to speak at the American Health Lawyers Association’s annual Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference for the sixth consecutive year. She will co-present on the topic of “Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment” with Emily Towey of Hancock,

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Jeanne L. Vance To Lead American Health Lawyers Association Educational Discussion Regarding Legal Issues For Durable Medical Equipment Supplies

The Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group (RAP PG) leadership of the American Health Lawyers Association will hold its next open membership call on Wednesday, November 4, from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern.

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Initial Enrollments And Changes Of Ownership Impacted By Home Health Medicare Enrollment Rule Changes

In the March 2011 edition of The Rap Sheet, Weintraub attorney Jeanne Vance writes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) modified home health agency (HHA) Medicare provider enrollment provisions in two important ways.

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Healthcare Transactions With Licensed Healthcare Professionals Trigger Corporate Practice Issues In California

This second transactions series installment involves consideration of professional licensing issues that arise in certain healthcare transactions with licensed professionals (including physicians), or so-called “corporate practice” issues. This series responds to the active transactional market for 2021 and the forecast for robust activity due to the interest of venture capital and private equity funds in healthcare investments.

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Revenue Cycle Impact On Healthcare M&A Transactions: Medicare Provider Agreement Assumption Choices Can Drive Transaction Structure

The past year in healthcare transactions has been one of the more interesting of my career, with the complete shutdown of certain industry segments for a period due to the COVID-19 public health emergency,

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Postponing Elective Surgeries To Contain Covid-19 Spread And Conserve Resources Presents Challenges For Healthcare Providers

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020.[1] As a result, there are more patients in need of immediate and attentive care, and many practices now have to consider how to continue providing necessary services while containing the spread of COVID-19 with balancing current and future needs for clinician services,

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CMS Issues Implementation Instructions Regarding Long Term Care Hospital Certification Moratorium

On October 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency directors regarding implementation of a moratorium on the establishment of new long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) and LTCH satellites as well as bed increases to such facilities.

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California Implements Provider Enrollment Fingerprinting Requirements Effective October 2

On September 10, 2104, the California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) announced that it will implement federal requirements for fingerprinting in the Medi-Cal provider enrollment process starting October 2, 2014.

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Health Reform Changes Medi-Cal Enrollment Processes For 2013

California Medi-Cal enrollment has undergone significant changes, effective January 1, 2013. The California Department of Healthcare Services (“DHCS”) implemented new Medicaid enrollment requirements as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

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Medicaid Enrollment Update

This piece is part of a series that will appear in the RAP Sheet over its next several issues that summarize hot topics in Medicaid enrollment on a state-by-state basis. In this issue,

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Brace For The Transition — Enrollment Tips; CMS Changes California Mac Award Contract From Palmetto GBA To Noridian

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced that it awarded Noridian Administrative Services the contract for administration of Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims for California,

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Medicare-Enrolled Providers And Suppliers To Revalidate By 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has begun the process of revalidating most Medicare provider and supplier enrollments, which must be completed by 2015. This effort began making waves in the provider and supplier community when letters sent last fall from the Medicare Administrative Contractors (“MACs”) gave recipients 60 days to respond with a complete Medicare revalidation application.

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CMS Finalizes 2012 Skilled Nursing Facility Payment Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes for Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) payments for calendar year (CY) 2012. The final rule will be published in the August 8,

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CMS Proposes HOPDAnd ASC Payment Policy And Rate Updates For 2012

On July 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule with policy and payment changes for Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPDs) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs).

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CMS Issues Proposed 2012 Physician Fee Schedule

On July 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed payment rate and policy changes for the Medicare physician fee schedule that would go into effect for calendar year (CY) 2012.

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Government Payor File Updates More Important Than Ever To Keep Revenue Streams Alive

Few surgery centers can remain economically viable without at least some level of government payor reimbursement. So imagine a scenario where the ASC’s Medicare or Medicaid receivables come to a screeching halt without warning;

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Medi-Cal Enrollment Fees Go Into Effect Today! Dhcs Failure To Issue Implementing Instructions Leaves Providers With Questions

Starting today, Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) is required to collect Medi-Cal enrollment fees of $505 per enrollment for “institutional providers.” DHCS Provider Enrollment Unit has issued no formal guidance regarding how it will implement the new requirements,

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule To Implement Provider Enrollment Aspects Of Affordable Care Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently published proposed regulations that would implement provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively,

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