Neville M. Bilimoria

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433
    USA

Neville M. Bilimoria is a partner with Duane Morris LLP’s Health Law Practice Group and the Cannabis Law Group in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Bilimoria advises health care clients on corporate and litigation matters and counsels hospitals, health systems, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physicians, physician groups, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of issues, including health care corporate transactions, healthcare fraud and abuse, compliance issues, telemedicine, HIPAA and state health privacy law issues, regulatory compliance, and resulting litigation. Mr. Bilimoria is the chair of Duane Morris’ Physician Services Group nationally and the India Subgroup practice internationally. He is also currently a member of the Duane Morris mHealth Group.

Mr. Bilimoria's corporate work includes representation of clients in transactions for the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities, health clinics and physician practices, as well as counseling on various healthcare contracting issues. He has represented healthcare providers in administrative law matters and disciplinary actions. He has counseled pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies on state and federal regulatory issues.

Mr. Bilimoria was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys in Illinois Under 40 for 2005 (out of a pool of almost 60,000 eligible attorneys). He has also been listed by Illinois Super Lawyers since 2009 in Healthcare Law. He has been listed by the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network in Health Care Law since 2010. 

A frequent author and speaker on healthcare topics, he is the past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Health Law Committee. Mr. Bilimoria was also a Professor for Rush University Medical Center’s Graduate Program in Health Systems Management. 

Mr. Bilimoria is a member of the American, Illinois State and Chicago bar associations, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwestern University, where he received a Kappa Alpha Pi Award for academics and leadership. He received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He is also a former recipient of the India Tribune's Outstanding Youth Award and the North American Zoroastrian Outstanding Youth Award.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in salvaging two large nursing home communities in Illinois by selling a distressed assisted living facility saddled with debt.
  • Represented a nonprofit skilled nursing facility under severe financial distress, and its Board of Directors, in its sale to a nursing and rehabilitation center. The deal kept the facility in business under a new owner, providing needed services and jobs in the rural community.
  • Represented the Refac Optical Group, a leading provider of vision care products and services, in the sale of one of its subsidiaries, Nationwide Optical Group, Inc., to Clarkson EyeCare Partners, Inc.
  • Successfully negotiated the dismissal of the affirmative healthcare fraud allegations and obtained a sentence of probation on behalf of a physician accused of accepting kickbacks in U.S. v. Tolentino, et al. despite both the US Attorney's Office and Sentencing Guidelines both recommending a substantial prison sentence. More importantly, obtained the affirmative recommendation of the federal court that the physician be allowed to maintain his license to practice medicine, despite the conviction for health care fraud.
  • Represented a senior residential care corporation as health regulatory counsel in a $230 million transaction in which the client sold assisted living properties in five states to a REIT.
  • Conducted detailed contract reviews and drafting of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contracts for pharmacies nationwide, including review and drafting of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program agreements and requirements.
  • Conducted review of hospital federal research grants and developed report on research grant administration, funding, and federal research grant compliance.
  • Represented a major life sciences company in detailed contract reviews concerning major pharmaceutical distribution agreements, in healthcare law compliance issues, and provided guidance on contract negotiations. Additionally, we advised the company on various HIPAA compliance issues and real estate lease matters.
  • Represented nursing home in its relocation before the Health Facilities Planning Board on Certificate of Need matters and successfully gained approval for the multi-million dollar project.
  • Representing hospital in its corporate compliance, antitrust compliance, and its response to FTC subpoenas for antitrust suit against another hospital.
  • Represent physician group in revenue recoupment matter against major private payor to assist group in recouping monies owed and renegotiating provider contract with payor.
  • Counsel to nursing homes, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies on health care fraud and abuse issues, including implementation of corporate compliance plans and HIPAA compliance plans.
  • Counsel to all types of health care providers in the drafting and reviewing of contracts.
  • Counsel to a hospital health system in a review of its health care fraud and abuse compliance program.
  • Counsel to nursing facilities in administrative litigation matters before CMS and IDPH.
  • Counsel to healthcare professionals before state disciplinary agencies.
  • Counsel to Illinois pharmacies in federal court regarding the Illinois Department of Public Aid's Medicaid reimbursement reduction for drugs and pharmacy services.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Law

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1994

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2003-present
    - Associate, 1999-2002
  • Holleb & Coff, Chicago, Illinois
    - Associate, 1997-1999
  • Cassiday, Schade & Gloor, Chicago, Illinois
    - Associate, 1994-1997

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    - Member of Health and Biotechnology Law Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
    - Past Chair, Health Law Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    -Board of Directors, term beginning January 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

  • Listed in "Top 10 Leading Health Law Lawyers in Illinois," Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2018

  • Recipient of "Illinois SuperLawyer" designation for outstanding attorney for health care law, 2006, 2009-2012, 2014-2019

  • Recipient, Excellence in Corporate & Litigation Law - USA, Corporate LiveWire Global Awards, 2015
  • Recipient, 43rd Annual Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, June 2002
  • One of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch" Award recipients for 2005

Board Memberships

  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Associate Board -- Executive Committee Member

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Executive Committee, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Associate Board
  • American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "A Conversation on Cannabis and the Law," Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2019, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, October 25, 2019

  • Presenter, "Cannabis 204: The Roundup of State Cannabis Legislation," Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, August 20, 2019

  • Presenter, "Medical Cannabis: Regulatory Compliance, FSMB Guidelines, Standard of Care, Liability," Strafford CLE Webinar, April 25, 2019

  • Speaker, "Hot Topics for Healthcare Facilities and the Utilization of Medical Cannabis," Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, October 2, 2018

  • Speaker, "Opportunities in Senior Housing & Care" and "Legal & Regulatory Roundtable," Opportunities in Senior Housing & Care, PWC Auditorium, New York City, April 4, 2018

  • Presenter, "A Changing Green Landscape: Medical Marijuana, Smoking the Competition," Duane Morris Alumni CLE, October 26, 2017

  • Speaker, "Healthcare Technology and Leveraging the HealthCloud," iiBIG Conference, Nashville, June 8, 2017
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, Chicago, May 24, 2017
  • Speaker, "Physician Hot Topics and Trends in Health Care," Duane Morris and BMO Private Bank Healthcare Meeting, December 10, 2015
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics & Trends in Assisted Living/Supportive Living Facilities," Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association, November 18, 2015
  • Speaker, "How's Your HIPAA Compliance? Avoiding Liability Under HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules," Resthave Home of Whiteside County, Illinois, October 8, 2015
  • Speaker, "Compliance and Ethics Programs," Resthave Home of Whiteside County, Illinois, October 8, 2015
  • Speaker, "How's Your HIPAA Compliance? Avoiding Liability Under HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules," Illinois Health Care Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 16, 2015
  • Speaker, "Medical Marijuana in Illinois: A Changing Green Landscape," Illinois Health Care Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 15, 2015
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Changing Managed Care Landscape for Nursing Homes in Illinois," Duane Morris and MB Financial, July 16, 2015
  • Speaker, "Cybersecurity, Breaches, and Everything In Between: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid Becoming Target, Home Depot or Anthem," ELBI Seminar, June 4, 2015
  • Speaker, "HIPAA and Security Breaches—Don't Be the Next Big News," Duane Morris and Frost Healthcare Consulting, Inc. Simplifying the Complexities of Compliance Program, Wheeling, Illinois, June 3, 2015
  • Speaker, "HITECH Compliance Issues: From Breach Notification to Business Associates," Webinar, Thompson Financial, April 28, 2015
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Changing Managed Care Landscape," Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association, March 18, 2015
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Changing Managed Care Landscape," Webinar, Illinois Health Care Association, January 13, 2015
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Changing Managed Care Landscape," Illinois Health Care Association, Springfield, IL, December 10, 2014
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Assisted Living/Supportive Living," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association, Oak Park, Illinois, October 30, 2014
  • Speaker, "Developments in Technology, Law and Reimbursement," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association, Oak Park, Illinois, October 29, 2014
  • Speaker, "HIPAA and Law Firms," Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Illinois, October 21, 2014
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics and Trends in Assisted Living: Increased Liability for Assisted Living Facilities and SLFs," Illinois Health Care Association's 64th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 10, 2014
  • Speaker, "Hospice and Long Term Care: What's the Latest?" Illinois Health Care Association's 64th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 9, 2014
  • Speaker, "Yet More Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Health Care Association's 64th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 9, 2014
  • Speaker, "Yet More Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Health Care Association Seminar, July 2013
  • Speaker, "Managed Care Contracting," Illinois Health Care Association's Meet the Managed Care Organizations Symposium, Bloomington, Illinois, June 27, 2013
  • Speaker, "Advance Directives in Illinois: Dealing with the Latest Trends and Difficult Decisions," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Summer Conference, Peoria, Illinois, June 12, 2013
  • Speaker, "Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative: Managed Care Comes to Illinois," Illinois Health Care Association's DD Symposium, Springfield, Illinois, June 11, 2013
  • Speaker, "Evaluating the High Exposure Nursing Home Case: How A Simple Negligence Case Can Turn Catastrophic," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association Spring Conference, Springfield, Illinois, March 12, 2013
  • Presenter, "Introduction to State Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Healthcare Entities: When Is a Hospital Truly a Charity?" American Bar Association's ("ABA") Health Law Section, Teleconference, November 7, 2012
  • Speaker, "Legal Issues Affecting the DD Industry," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, Springfield, Illinois, October 30, 2012
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Privacy And Security Rule Updates: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," American Conference Institute, Chicago, July 25, 2012
  • Speaker, "Current Legal Issues for Group Homes: An Era of Increased Enforcement Against DD Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association Annual Conference, Orlando, May 4, 2012
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Privacy And Security Rule Updates: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," American Conference Institute's Long Term Care Regulatory Boot Camp Conference, July 25, 2012
  • Speaker, "Yet More Updates to HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules: Avoiding Liability In the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Service Coordinators' Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2, 2012
  • Speaker, "Advance Directives: Dealing with the Latest Trends and Difficult Decisions," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association Summer Conference, Bloomington, Illinois, August 11, 2011
  • Speaker, "Yet More Updates to the HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association Conference, Peoria, Illinois, June 8, 2011
  • Speaker, "Current Enforcement Trends with Developmental Disabilities Facilities," Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, May 16, 2011
  • Speaker, "Impact of Health Care Reform on Patient Privacy," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education New Year/New Law Teleseminar Series, December 8, 2010
  • Speaker, "Involuntary Transfer & Discharge of Problem Residents," Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association Mid-Summer Convention, Peoria, Illinois, June 10, 2010
  • "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (It's All About Compliance, Transparency and Quality of Care)," Geneva on the Lake, New York, May 23, 2010
  • Speaker, "The Survey & Enforcement Process," CNA Insurance seminar, Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 2010
  • Speaker, "Legal Issues in Buying or Selling a Closely Held Business," Buying/Selling a Closely Held Business Seminar, Northfield, Illinois, March 18, 2010
  • Speaker, "HITECH Act Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Understanding Regulatory Requirements in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Health Care Association's Spring Conference and Trade Show, Springfield, Illinois, March 10, 2010
  • Speaker, "What You Need to Know About the Sweeping Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Laws," Illinois Health Care Association webinar, February 2, 2010
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Privacy and Security for HIPAA Experts—Top Misconceptions, Ambiguities and Challenges," Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Quarterly Lecture, Chicago, Illinois, December 8, 2009
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Privacy Updates and the New HITECH Act Requirements," American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living Quality Care Plus 60th Annual Convention & Expo, Chicago, Illinois, October 6, 2009
  • Speaker, "CMS Never Events: What Nursing Homes Should Know About New Trends in Reimbursement Regulation," Illinois Health Care Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 15, 2009
  • Speaker, "What You Need to Know About the Sweeping Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Laws," Illinois Health Care Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 15, 2009
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations," American Bar Association Health Law Section teleconference, May 21, 2009
  • Speaker, "Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Illinois Health Care Association webinar, May 19, 2009
  • Speaker, "Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Avoiding Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records," DuPage County Bar Association Health Law and Practice Committee seminar, May 12, 2009
  • Speaker, "The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 'Never Events' Reimbursement Rules and Their Impact on Hospitals," DuPage County (Illinois) Bar Association's Health Care Law and Practice Committee annual seminar, November 13, 2008
  • Speaker, "Beware of Enforcement: Navigating Through the Challenges of the Illinois Survey and Enforcement Process for ICF/DD Facilities," Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities program, October 15, 2008
  • Speaker, "New Trends in Quality Health Care Standards and Reimbursement Regulations for Hospitals," Illinois State Bar Association – Health Law Section program, September 19, 2008
  • Speaker, "State Tax Exemption for Healthcare Entities: When is a healthcare entity truly a charity?" ABA Health Law Section Primer on Tax Exemption Issues Facing Health Care Entities, ABA teleconference lecture, May 22, 2008
  • Speaker, "Nursing Home Litigation" and "Nursing Home Contracting," Illinois Health Care Association's ("IHCA") 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 17-20, 2007
  • Speaker, "IRS and Board Responsibilities for Executive Compensation," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) Spring 2007 Conference, Portland, Oregon, May 19, 2007
  • Speaker, "Primer on Issues Faced by Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations," American Bar Association, Health Law Section teleconference seminar, April 26, 2007
  • Speaker, "Understanding HIPAA: The Journey Toward HIPAA Compliance," Multidisciplinary Case and Care Management Certificate Program, Oak Brook, Illinois, March 15, 2007
  • "Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Health Care Entities," Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Health & Hospital Law Committee, September 28, 2006
  • Speaker, Topic: Tax-Exempt Issues for Nonprofit Hospitals, Lake County Chief Assessor's Office, Lake County, Illinois, September 21, 2006
  • Featured speaker, "Applying Risk Management Performance Improvement Principles," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) Spring 2006 Primary Care Conference, Boise, Idaho, May 22, 2006
  • Speaker, "Introduction to State Property Tax Exemption for Hospitals: When Is a Hospital Truly a Charity?" ABA Health Law Section Teleconference, Primer on Issues Faced by Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations, April 13, 2006
  • Speaker, "Tax Exemption For Nonprofit Facilities: It's Not That Easy Anymore", Illinois Health Care Association, 55th Annual Convention, Peoria, Illinois, September 13, 2005
  • Speaker, "Corporate Compliance Plan Implementation for Facilities", Illinois Health Care Association, 55th Annual Convention, Peoria, Illinois, September 13, 2005
  • Featured Speaker: State and Local Real Estate Tax Exemptions for Healthcare Facilities: Current Developments, "The Changing Face of Exemptions - When Is A Hospital Truly A Charity?", ABA Teleconference, February 8, 2006
  • Speaker, "The Ins and Outs of Medicare Part D," Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association, Starved Rock, Illinois, August 10, 2005
  • Moderator, ABA health and Biotechnology Committee's "Unique Considerations of Being a Director of a Non-Profit Health Care Entity," ABA Annual Convention, Chicago, IL August 6, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Certificate of Need Process," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, May 25, 2005
  • Speaker, "Managing the Challenging Patient," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, May 24, 2005
  • Speaker, "Risk Management Issues for the Primary Care Facility," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, May 24, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, "Hospital-Physician Relationships," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, "Introduction to HIPAA Privacy Rules," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, May 2, 2005
  • Speaker, "Risk Management Issues for the Primary Care Facility," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Spring 2005 Primary Care Conference, May 2005
  • Speaker, "Managing the Challenging Patient," Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Spring 2005 Primary Care Conference, May 2005
  • Speaker, "The ABCs of the IDR Process," Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association, Decatur, Illinois April 27, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, "Tax Exempt Status for Not-For-Profit Entities," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, April 25, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, "Healthcare Regulation," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, April 18, 2005
  • Panelist, "The Hospital Charity Care/Pricing/Collections Controversy," The Facts-Solutions-For Today's Most Pressing Issues for Physicians, Medical Groups, and Healthcare Organizations, First Illinois Chapter, Health Financial Management Association, February 17, 2005
  • Panelist, "The Charity Care/Pricing/Collections Controversy," Health Financial Management Association, February 2005
  • Speaker, "Resident Abuse and Neglect Investigations: Sword or Shield?", Illinois Health Care Association, 54th Annual Convention, Springfield, Illinois, September 14, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, "Introduction to HIPAA Privacy Rules," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, May 10, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, "Tax Exempt Status for Not-For-Profit Entities," Rush University Health Systems Management Graduate Program, Chicago, Illinois, April 19, 2004
  • Taught a "HIPAA Compliance" class for the Multi-Disciplinary Certificate Program in Long-Term Care Administration and Management, University of Illinois, Department of Medicine, October 2004
  • "Corporate Compliance," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association, August 2004
  • "When a Resident Harasses an Employee," Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association, August 2004
  • "Health Systems Management Graduate Program Tax-Exempt Status of Not-for-Profit Entities," Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center Medical Center, Chicago, May
  • "Introduction to HIPAA Privacy Rules," Rush University Health Systems Management Program, Chicago, Illinois, April 2004
  • "HIPAA Privacy Rules Compliance for Physicians and Physician Groups," HIPAA Compliance Workshop, Geneva, Illinois, September 25, 2003
  • "How to Utilize a Corporate Compliance Program to Combat Health Care Fraud and Abuse and Enforcement Trends," Illinois Health Care Association's 53rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 15, 2003
  • "The Journey to HIPAA Compliance," Illinois Health Care Association, Springfield, Illinois, July 31, 2003
  • "HIPAA Training for Long-Term Care Facilities: It's Not Too Late!" Tennessee Health Care Association, Nashville, Tennessee, April 10, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, "HIPAA Compliance," Multi-Disciplinary Certificate Program in Long-Term Care Administration and Management, University of Illinois, Department of Medicine, Oak Brook, Illinois, December 7, 2005
  • "HIPAA Update for Long-Term Care," seminar presentation for representatives from long-term care facilities in Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2002
  • Featured Speaker, "The Changing Face of Tax Exemptions -- When is a hospital truly a charity?," International Association of Assessing Officers 26th Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 2005
  • "HIPAA Compliance for Long-Term Care Providers," presentation for the Illinois Health Care Association, Springfield, Illinois, July 10, 2002; Mt. Vernon, Illinois, July 11, 2002; Naperville, Illinois, July 16, 2002 and February 25, 2002
  • "HIPAA Privacy Standards and HIPAA Compliance," Life Services Network 2002 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 2002
  • "HIPAA and State Law Health Care Privacy Standards in Chicago," HIPAA Health Care Regulatory Compliance Conference, November 5, 2001
  • "Between A Rock and a Hard Place: Reconciling HIPAA with State Laws," Rx2000 Institute, Los Angeles, California, May 23, 2001
  • "Designing a Corporate Compliance Plan to Improve Your Operations," Illinois Home Care Council, Oak Brook, Illinois, March 28, 2001
  • "Pending Litigation: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, et al v. Patla," Meeting of Association of Indian Pharmacists in America, March 7, 2001