Phil Pomerance is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Best Practices Inpatient Care, Ltd., a large physician - owned medical practice which provides hospitalists to hospitals, long-term care facilities and specialty hospitals in Northern Illinois. As dedicated hospitalists, the doctors of Best Practices are committed to providing the patients of our referring physicians and institutions the best possible in-patient care.
Phil is also Of Counsel to the law firm of Kamensky, Rubinstein, Hochman and Delott. He represents physicians and physician groups, senior living providers, physician management companies, and other health care providers in matters of health care, corporate, not-for-profit and administrative law. His expertise includes advising parties to mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry and providing counsel in the increasingly complex regulation of the business of health care. He also provides advice to lawyers and health care providers on ethical issues.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and is an adjunct professor in the Beasley Institute for Health Law at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and has served as ethics reporter for the Health Law Section. In 2004 and again in 2005, Nightingale’s Healthcare News named him one of the outstanding physician practice lawyers in the United States. He was a member of the Oak Park, Illinois, Board of Health for eight years, and in 1995-1996 served as the Chairperson of the Board. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 1981, and his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1978.
Phil is a frequent author and lecturer on health law and ethics for the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. He has written papers for and spoken before meetings of the American Association of Health Plans, the American Medical Association, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association of America, and the Medical Group Management Association. He regularly lectures to more than 15 State and local Bar associations and law schools in the Chicago area on health law and ethics topics, and he has appeared on television, radio and the Internet to discuss health care and health law topics.