Julie Knutson's practice primarily focuses on providing health care facility and physician/provider practice clients with advice and representation concerning a wide variety of regulatory compliance, reimbursement, contracting, medical staff, licensure and behavioral health issues. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 18 years working in the health care industry as a manager, internal consultant and trainer.

Julie is active in legal associations related to her field in both Nebraska and Iowa. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. Since 2001, Julie has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Health Care Law and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners USA (© 2013). Additionally, she is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Knutson is a frequent speaker and resource on health care topics including many aspects of regulatory compliance and investigations; complex capacity, consent and substitute decision-making issues, medical staff, physician contracting, behavioral health law, credentialing and human subject research and IRB issues.

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Areas of Practice
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, M.S.W., 1980
  • Creighton University, B.A., 1974
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Member
  • Iowa Society of Health Care Attorneys, Past President
  • Latino Center of the Midlands, Past Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Community Alliance, Inc., Past President
  • Leadership Omaha, Class 6 (1984) and Past President, Leadership
  • Intercultural Senior Center, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Lifetime Fellow of the Nebraska Bar Foundation
  • Iowa, 1995
  • Nebraska, 1993
  • Training and consultation for boards, senior management and compliance committees regarding compliance matters including conflict of interest policies and reimbursement and billing matters
  • Advises clients regarding a wide variety of health care compliance and operational issues
  • Development and negotiation of physician contracts
  • Representation of clients in regulatory investigations, self-disclosures, voluntary repayments and implementation of corporate integrity agreements.
  • Assists hospitals in developing medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and policies
  • Consultation and advice regarding human subject and IRBs.

Editor, Health Law Advisory, Baird Holm LLP


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