Brian Annulis
Senior Managing Director

Health Care Regulatory Compliance; Data Privacy; Compliance Oversight

Brian Annulis is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with more than 25 years of experience helping clients successfully manage complex healthcare compliance and regulatory concerns. He has particular expertise assisting organizations with developing, implementing, maintaining, and assessing compliance programs, and in managing matters implicating the Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. He is based in Chicago.

  • Experience

    He has spent his entire professional career counseling and advising healthcare providers, suppliers, practitioners, manufacturers, and health plans. Having served as a former attorney for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Brian is well-informed in matters affecting healthcare entities. In addition, he has significant experience in matters involving health information and data privacy.

    Brian’s professional experience includes the following:

    • Assisted with healthcare regulatory compliance, including the Stark Law, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal False Claims Act, Medicare conditions of participation and coverage, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended.
    • Conducted internal compliance investigations.
    • Recently served as the interim clinical compliance director during a period of change and transition for a state-sponsored academic medical center’s clinical compliance program. He introduced system and management changes to help the enterprise stabilize the program for long-term success.
    • Assisted an academic medical center in the negotiation and implementation of a HIPAA resolution agreement and a corrective action plan with the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health & Human Services.
    • Regularly assists clients in evaluating and assessing financial arrangements with physicians and referral sources, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulatory constructs.
    • Led a team of professionals functioning as an independent review organization for a healthcare entity operating under a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health & Human Services.
    • Led a team of professionals functioning as board compliance experts for a healthcare entity operating under a corporate integrity agreement with the OIG for the DHHS.
    • Regularly assists organizations and outside counsel with compliance/regulatory due diligence evaluations in conjunction with acquisitions and sales.

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  • In the community

    • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Brian is an Illinois Board Member, and the former Government Relations Chair for the Illinois Chapter
    • Alzheimer’s Association
    • Best Buddies