Stuart J. Vogelsmeier

ATTORNEY AT LAW 

Biography

Stuart J. Vogelsmeier is the Executive Vice President of Lashly & Baer, and Chair of the Health Care and Business practices. He is a business lawyer and represents health care providers, health care organizations, owner-operated businesses, and professionals in Missouri, Illinois, and nationwide. He practices health law and corporate law.

His clients have included major health systems, national health care group purchasing organizations, dental service organizations, senior living facilities, multi-specialty physician groups, critical access hospitals, rural health centers, billing companies, durable medical equipment suppliers, imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and individual providers. 

Mr. Vogelsmeier has been involved in every phase of the life of business. This includes dealing with structuring businesses, buying and selling businesses, providing regulatory advice, negotiating contracts and leases, and structuring joint ventures. Health care providers rely on his advice for operating issues such as Medicare compliance, the Stark law, fraud and abuse, group purchasing, joint ventures, tax-exemption compliance, clinical research matters, reimbursement, telemedicine, and ancillary services. He counsels health care providers and business owners on licensure, information systems, risk management, liability protection, and real estate matters.

Stu earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law where he was an Executive Editor for the Washington University Law Quarterly. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® list in the field of Health Care Law, most recently in 2019.

Representative Clients

  • ClearPath Senior Holdings
  • Mercy Health
  • Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Affordable Care

Community Service & Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Media, Law Firm Leader Award, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2017 – Present
  • Member of the Top 100 St. Louisans To Know To Succeed in Business, Small Business Monthly, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rating
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager, St. Louis Magazine, 2009 & 2012
  • Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, Endowment Board, 2006 to Present
  • Christ Community Lutheran School, Board of Directors, 1996 to 2002

Published Works

  • “Scrutiny Increases on Smaller HIPPA Breaches,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2016
  • “Legal Issues that Impact Your Practice,” St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Physician Leadership Institute, February 2016
  • “Provision of Complimentary Transportation Services; OIG Weighs In,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2015
  • “Practical Guidance For Health Care Governing Boards,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Spring Newsletter, 2015
  • “2015 OIG Work Plan Provides Insight For Providers,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Winter Newsletter, 2015
  • “Payment For Referrals: It’s Still Not a Good Idea,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2014
  • “OIG Examines Lab Payments to Referring Physicians,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Summer Newsletter, 2014
  • “Key Compliance Issues for 2014,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA Annual Legislative Update, February 24, 2014
  • “Provider-Based Status: Does Your Facility Qualify?” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Winter Newsletter, 2014
  • “How Much Flexibility Do I Have in Billing The Patient?” St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine, December 2013
  • Co-Author, “Photocopiers – The New Hotspot for HIPAA Risks,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2013
  • Co-Author, “School-Based Health Centers Grow in Popularity,” Greater St. Louis HFMA, Summer Newsletter, 2013
  • “Physician Owned Distributorships-Tread Carefully,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Spring Newsletter, 2013
  • “Key Compliance Issues for 2013,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA Annual Legislative Update, February 26, 2013
  • “Waiving Co-Pays and Deductibles-Part II,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Winter Newsletter, 2013
  • “Waiving Co-Pays and Deductibles-Part I,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2012
  • “Anti-Fraud Provisions of Affordable Care Act Should Not Be Overlooked,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Summer Newsletter, 2012
  • “Face to Face Encounters Change Home Health Services,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Spring Newsletter, 2011
  • “Key Compliance Issues For 2011,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Winter 2011 Meeting and Winter Newsletter, 2011
  • “No Charge Pre-Authorizations: Good Business or Legal Minefield,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Fall Newsletter, 2010
  • “Protecting Your Assets in Times of Crisis,” St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine, October/November, 2010
  • “Stark Law Refresher,” Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Summer Newsletter, 2010
  • “Coupon Arrangement for Health Care Services Approved by OIG”, Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Spring 2012 Newsletter
  • “Provision of Complimentary Transportation Services to Patients: Good Business or Regulatory Nightmare”, Greater St. Louis Chapter HFMA, Winter 2012 Newsletter
  • “2012 OIG Work Plan Provides Compliance For Providers”, Greater St. Louis Chapter, HFMA, Fall 2011 Newsletter
  • “OIG Takes Critical Look at Joint Ventures”, Greater St. Louis Chapter, HFMA, Summer 2011 Newsletter

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, “Compliance for Providers”, Southern Illinois Chapter of HFMA meeting, March 2018
  • “Anti-Kickback and Start Law Update”, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s Compliance Workshop, May 2016
  • “Perks and Freebies: Fun or Fraud”, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s Compliance Workshop, May 2016
  • “Legal Issues Related to Purchasing”, Institute for Supply Management St. Louis, April 2011 Meeting
  • “Protecting Your Assets in Time of Crisis”, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Spring CME Program, April 2010

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Elaine Lickenbrock
elickenbrock@lashlybaer.com
314-335-1010

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Business & Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1989

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1988
  • Valparaiso University
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Health Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Bar Association – Health Law Section
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Member, 1995 – Present
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Associate, 1988 – 1994

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