Diane Ung

Diane Ung is a partner and health care business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Ung focuses her practice on federal and state health care legislation and payment issues arising under government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Her practice includes regulatory, legislative, health care and business matters for public agency clients. Ms. Ung has specific experience in structuring Medicaid financing for safety net providers in the context of disproportionate share hospital payment programs and under federal Medicaid demonstrations authorized under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act. Ms. Ung is a member of the firm's Health Care Industry Team.

Ms. Ung has represented county health departments, county managed care organizations, public hospital systems, and various large publicly operated teaching hospitals. She has helped clients evaluate and develop demonstration projects that implement innovative programs for Medicaid beneficiaries. Ms. Ung has drafted legislation regarding the Medicaid program, including statutes involving disproportionate share hospital payment adjustment systems, and has advised clients regarding Medicaid program audits conducted by the DHHS Office of the Inspector General. She has counseled clients in connection with the restructuring of public health agencies and the evaluation of public/private partnerships, including the transfer of a public hospital to a nonprofit entity. Ms. Ung also has advised clients on matters involving federally qualified health centers, and the 340B drug pricing program.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Ung spent five years in facility health planning and health services research for a major health maintenance organization.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Healthcare
Law School Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Education Pomona College (B.A., 1985) ,School of Public Health (M.S.P.H., 1987)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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