Anil Shankar is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on complex regulatory and reimbursement matters, with a particular focus on the Medicaid program and issues affecting safety net providers. He has conducted extensive research and advised clients with regard to the implementation and development of Medicaid demonstration projects, and has analyzed opportunities for, and helped to implement, Medicaid supplemental payments. Mr. Shankar routinely advises clients on new developments in the Medicaid program, including issues related to Medicaid managed care and to behavioral health services. Mr. Shankar also advises clients on matters relating to the 340B drug pricing program. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team.

During law school, Mr. Shankar worked as an extern for Justice Earl Johnson on the California Court of Appeal (Second District).


Mr. Shankar received his law degree from the New York University School of Law (J.D., 2008), where he received the John Bruce Moore award for his scholarship. He earned his M.A. from Stanford University in 2001 and his B.A. from the University Of California, Los Angeles in 2000.


Mr. Shankar is admitted to practice in California.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Ninth Circuit Victory Opens Door to Medicaid Reimbursement Challenges Based on Equal Access Requirement,” AHLA Bulletin, August 2017
  • “Proposed Rule Would Slash Medicare Payment for 340B Drugs,” Health Care Law Today, July 20, 2017
  • “Senate Releases Repeal and Replace Legislation on ACA: The Better Reconciliation Act of 2017,” Health Care Law Today, June 2017
  • “CMS Proposes Rule to Implement Parity Requirement for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits in the Medicaid and CHIP Programs,” AHLA e-Alert, April 2015
  • Contributing author, “OIG 2015 Work Plan, Part 1: Do fewer projects mean a sharper focus?” HCCA Compliance Today, January 2015
  • Co-author, “HHS Withdraws Proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program ‘Mega Regs’: Further Guidance Forthcoming,” Health Care Law Today (November 18, 2014)
  • Co-author, “340B Drug Pricing Program Interpretative Rule Survives (for Now),” Health Care Law Today (September 2, 2014)
  • Co-author, “HRSA Issues Interpretive Rule on 340B Drug Pricing Program,” Health Care Law Today (July 23, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Recent Court Decision May Impact 340B Drug Pricing Program ‘Mega-Reg,’" Health Care Law Today (June 23, 2014)
  • Co-author, “OIG Publishes Report Identifying Issues with 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, February 12, 2014
  • Co-author, “340B Drug Pricing Program Developments in the New Year,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, January 13, 2014
  • Co-author, “Medicaid in 2014: Implementation of Changes Made by the Affordable Care Act,” The RAP Sheet, a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group, November 2013
  • Co-author, “340B Drug Pricing Program Update: Hospital Recertification and Recent Audit Activity,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, August 19, 2013
  • Co-author, “340B Drug Pricing Program: Recent Developments,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, April 18, 2013
  • Co-author, “California’s Medi-Cal Program Implements Affordable Care Act Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Provisions,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, November 27, 2012
  • Co-presenter, “Recent Developments in 340B Drug Pricing Program Compliance and Enforcement,” Foley & Lardner LLP Web Conference, October 18, 2012
  • Co-author, “GAO Identifies Need for Improved HRSA Oversight of Health Center Program,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care, July 26, 2012
  • “Increased Scrutiny of 340B Drug Pricing Program Compliance and Enforcement,” Foley Legal News Alert, May 2012 
  • “CMS Issues Final Rule Requiring States to Develop Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Programs,” Foley Legal News Alert, September 2011 
  • “CMS Solicits State Participation in Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration,” AHLA e-Alert, August 2011 
  • “Health Reform Legislation Expands Coverage Through Medicaid,” Foley Legal News Alert, April 2010 
  • “Landmark Health Care Reform Legislation Significantly Expands Government’s Ability to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse,” Foley Legal News Alert, March 2010
  • "New Developments in Payment and Public Reporting of Quality of Care," Compliance Today, March 2009
  • "OIG Issues Green Light to Hospital "Pay for Quality" Arrangement," Compliance Today, January 2009
  • "Hospital-Physician Alignment Models in California," California Health Law News, Winter 2008


Congress Requires New Medicaid Payment Reporting
23 February 2021
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Congress Overrides HHS Guidance on Use of Provider Relief Funds
11 January 2021
Health Care Law Today
New HHS Board Will Hear 340B Drug Pricing Disputes
15 December 2020
Health Care Law Today
COVID-19: Provider Relief Fund General Distribution – Phase 3
05 October 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Shankar Quoted in Modern Healthcare about MFAR Rule
28 April 2020
Modern Healthcare
Foley Elects New Partners
01 February 2019
Shankar Comments on Medicaid Request for Data on Medical Equipment Spending
29 November 2017
Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report
Foley Represents Care1st Health Plan in Acquisition
12 October 2015