Jessica L. Bailey-Wheaton, Esq., serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Health Capital Consultants (HCC). Her work focuses on the areas of Certificate of Need (CON) preparation and consulting, as well as project management and consulting services related to the impact of both federal and state regulations on healthcare transactions. In that role, Ms. Bailey-Wheaton provides research services necessary to support certified opinions of value related to the Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness of transactions related to healthcare enterprises, assets, and services.
Additionally, Ms. Bailey-Wheaton heads HCC’s CON and regulatory consulting service line. In this role, she prepares CON applications, including providing services such as: health planning; researching, developing, documenting, and reporting the market utilization demand and “need” for the proposed services in the subject market service area(s); researching and assisting legal counsel in meeting regulatory requirements relating to licensing and CON application development; and, providing any requested support services required in litigation challenging rules or decisions promulgated by a state agency. Ms. Bailey-Wheaton has also been engaged by both state government agencies and CON applicants to conduct an independent review of one or more CON applications and provide opinions on a variety of areas related to healthcare planning. She has been certified as an expert in healthcare planning in the State of Alabama.
Ms. Bailey-Wheaton is the co-author of numerous peer-reviewed and industry articles in publications such as: The Health Lawyer (American Bar Association); Physician Leadership Journal (American Association for Physician Leadership); The Journal of Vascular Surgery; St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine; Chicago Medicine; The Value Examiner (NACVA); and QuickRead (NACVA). She has previously presented before the American Bar Association (ABA), the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA), and the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC).
She serves on the editorial boards of NACVA’s QuickRead and the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA’s) Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law. Additionally, she serves as Vice Chair for Educational Programming with AHLA’s Fair Market Value Affinity Group; Liaison for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Health Law Committee; YLD Representative for the ABA Health Law Section (HLS) Litigation & Risk Management Interest Group; and, Vice Chair for the ABA HLS Membership Committee.
Ms. Bailey-Wheaton is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bars and holds a Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in Health Law, from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she served as Fall Managing Editor for the Journal of Health Law & Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Foreign Languages from West Virginia University. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Master’s in Health Administration Program, Walker College of Health Professions, at Maryville University, where she teaches a course on Healthcare Law, Ethics and Risk Management..