Jeanne L. Vance




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. This includes experience with the implementation of California’s new healthcare transactions oversight law that requires pre-closing regulatory submissions and potential market and cost analysis from California’s new California Office of Healthcare Affordability. 

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 is experienced in analyzing issues under the new Corporate Transparency Act, including reporting of beneficial ownership in connection with this law.  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, healthcare facility co-location under Medicare certification laws, 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 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.

American Health Lawyers Association
Chair of the RegulationAccreditation 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

American Association of University Women Tahoe Nevada

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC)

Board Finance Committee

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

Sacramento County Bar Association, Health Law Section
Past President


Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2016, 2017, 2019 – 2023 – Health Care

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2020 – 2023

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., UC College of the Law, San Francisco, 1994

B.A., Mills College, Oakland, 1991

Webinar: Overview of the Corporate Transparency Act

On February 21st, attorneys Jeanne Vance and Anders Bostrom presented an informative webinar on the new Corporate Transparency Act. As of January 1, 2024, the US Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) requires corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other similar entities to disclose beneficial ownership information to the U.S. Treasury…

  • When: Feb 21, 2024 09:00 am PST
  • Where: Webinar

Jeanne Vance Presents on The 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Medicare Mental Health Workforce Coalition

On August 17th, 2023, NBCC and the Medicare Mental Health Workforce Coalition will host an informative webinar titled Assessing the Essential Features of the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule and Implications for Counselors and MFTs. Weintraub shareholder Jeanne L. Vance will serve as presenter. Other panelists will include Doug Jacobs, Chief…

  • When: Aug 17, 2023
  • Where: Webinar

Jeanne Vance to Present at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

On March 23 – 25, 2022, the American Health Law Association will present the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, Maryland. The program aims to bring together knowledgeable reimbursement counsel and specialists from both the public and private sectors. Healthcare attorney Jeanne Vance will co-present on hot…

  • When: Mar 23-25, 2022
  • Where: Baltimore, Maryland

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, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • When: Mar 20-22, 2019
  • Where: Baltimore, Maryland

Jeanne Vance in AHLA: Summary of Meaningful Revisions to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Program Integrity Rule Regarding Provider Enrollment Matters

In a March bulletin for the American Health Law Association Jeanne Vance writes the article entitled Summary of Meaningful Revisions to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Program Integrity Rule Regarding Provider Enrollment Matters. The bulletin is presented by the AHLA’s Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group. It summarizes revisions made by…

WT Deals: Signature Healthcare Behavioral Health Hospital

Jeanne Vance assisted with licensing for Signature Healthcare Services as they expanded into the Sacramento region with the Sacramento Behavioral Health Hospital. The 117-bed facility is the first acute psychiatric hospital to be licensed in California in 30 years. The hospital began accepting patients in December, but it is still…

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. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance have joined the Corporate Group. These attorneys are practicing at the forefront of…

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. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance will join Weintraub’s Corporate Group. Founded in 1999, Salem &…

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. Jeanne has been…

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, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. The article discusses what to expect…

Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Enrollment Rule for Skilled Nursing Facilities Implements Law Expanding Regulation of Private Equity Investments in Healthcare, Foreshadowing a Likely Trend

On February 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) proposed a long-delayed regulation that would implement a provider enrollment provision of the Affordable Care Act that expands the information required to be disclosed by skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”). The law requires that SNFs report detailed information to CMS…

California Healthcare Transactions to Undergo Additional Advance Regulatory Scrutiny as New Office of Health Care Affordability Scrutinizes Cost and Market Impact of Transaction

Certain healthcare transactions closing on or after April 1, 2024 are subject to an advance notice regulatory review and analysis by a newly created Office of Health Care Affordability (“OHCA”) within the California Department of Health Care Access and Information.  The OHCA will prospectively analyze the transactions by conducting a…

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…

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, modified business climate and reopenings, government stimulus payments through the CARES Act, Payroll Protection Program and…