Thomas D. Anthony - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Thomas D. Anthony

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 513-651-6191

Tom focuses on health care, corporate transactions, regulatory, and joint ventures.

Tom provides advice on Stark, Anti-Kickback and all other health care regulatory matters.  He is counsel to hospitals regarding clinically integrated networks, medical staff bylaws, physician relations, acquisition of medical groups, corporate governance, acquisitions of outpatient and ancillary facilities, strategic alliances and joint ventures, the establishment of provider-based facilities, executive employment agreements, Medicare compliance, contracting, and employment matters. Tom also represents several senior living owners and operators in mergers/acquisitions, regulatory, patient rights, and financings.

Tom is Chair of the firm's Health Care Industry Practice.


Former CEO PacifiCare of Ohio, Inc., PacifiCare Senior Leadership Council, PacifiCare Health Services Council, and PacifiCare of Ohio Board of Directors, 1998 – 2001.

Former executive vice-president, chief legal officer and secretary, ChoiceCare, formerly Greater Cincinnati's largest health maintenance organization. Member of senior executive team. Legal responsibilities included ChoiceCare’s initial public offering and $250 million merger with Humana, 1996 - 1998, and creation of the Impact for Health Foundation.

Partner in law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC (formerly Frost & Jacobs ), of counsel as of January 1, 1996, Cincinnati, Ohio. Chair of health care practice group. Health care, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, real estate and taxation, representing 200+ corporations, from proprietorships to SEC, 1989 - 1998

Partner in the Cincinnati office of the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff (formerly Walker, Chatfield & Doan). Entrepreneurial practice focused on taxation and small business. Committees: Corporate, Client Development, Recruiting, 1979 - 1989

Tax specialist, Ernst and Young, Cleveland, Ohio.  Ranked first on staff in overall performance. Responsible for consulting, tax planning and compliance work for corporate, partnership and individual clients, 1977 - 1979

Miami UniversityBS 1974Case Western Reserve UniversityJ.D. 1977
Cincinnati Bar AssociationOhio State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association Health Care SectionPlanning Committee of Emerging Issues Seminar CommitteeAmerican Bar Association Section of TaxationAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationThe National Managed Health Care CongressAmerican Association of Health Plans

Case History

Representative Matters

Represented a tax-exempt healthcare system in the creation of a new $250 million healthcare campus and the closing of its existing campus, including the sale of over 10 medical practices, a long-term care facility, and other ancillary healthcare businesses associated with the old campus. 

Represented a for-profit hospital in the sale of its facilities, valued over $100 million.

Represented a medical group of over 115 multi-specialty physicians with 12 offices, an ambulatory surgical center, a MRI diagnostic facility, a pharmacy and other ancillary facilities in its acquisition by a large urban healthcare system. 

Represented a region's largest multi-specialty medical group with 9 offices, an ambulatory surgical center, an imaging center and other ancillary facilities in its merger with a large healthcare system. 

Represented a physician-owned hospital in its acquisition of a large outpatient surgery center and the subsequent qualification of the surgery center as a "provider-based," hospital out- patient department, facility of the hospital. 

Represented a health system in the formation of joint venture between a health system and private investors to own and operate imaging centers. 

Represented major urban health system in creation of physician-hospital organization.

Represented the purchaser in acquisition of multi-state long term care chain.

Office Location

Great American Tower, Suite 3300
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Certificate of Need, Corporate, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Joint Ventures, Medical Staff Law, Physicians, Practice Acquisition)

Other Information

Gender: Male