Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of a health care association that was filed in a lawsuit challenging a rule under the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
James F. Flynn
Jim Flynn is a partner in and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group. His general health care practice focuses on transactional, reimbursement-related, health planning and long-term care matters, including experience in physician contracting, joint ventures, federal and state regulatory issues, fraud and abuse, False Claims Act, certificate of need, community health needs assessments, corporate compliance, corporate organization and governance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and federal and state administrative appeals. In these areas, he has appeared before federal and state courts, the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, Administrative Law Judges, state agency administrative hearings, and in medical staff hearings.
Jim represented a hospital in Riverside Methodist Hospitals v. Tommy Thompson (2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15163, 2003), overturning disallowance of residents in IME count based on nature of residency program activities; represented the Ohio Hospital Association in OHA v. Shalala (201 Fed. 3d 418, 1999), successfully challenging the government's use of the False Claims Act in Ohio's laboratory unbundling litigation; and represented a hospital in Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center v. Shalala (1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13224, 1997), ordering the government to update reasonable compensation equivalent (RCE) limits.
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association Board of Directors; Former Chair of Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
- Board Member, Cristo Rey Professional Work Study Program
- Member, Columbus Bar Association; Admissions Committee
- Member, Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
- Member, Health Care Financial Management Association
- Leadership Columbus graduate, Class of 2007
- Co-founder and past President of Columbus Christmas in April (now known as "Rebuilding Together Columbus")
- Former Board Member, President and Treasurer, Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio
- Supreme Court of Ohio
- Supreme Court of the United States of America
- United States District Court for District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Listed, Top 5 Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers 2013, Top 50 Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers 2010-2015, and Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2009-2014 in Ohio Super Lawyers
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America (health care law) 2001-2015; Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Health Care law (2015)
- Recognized by ChambersUSA in Health Care Law with a Band 1 ranking, 2013-2015; Band 2 ranking 2012
- Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
- Recipient, Columbus Bar Association Community Service Award, 1993
- University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1987; J.D., 1990)
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Advised a public hospital regarding its response to a series of requests for a large number of records.
Assisted hospitals with responding to meaningful use audits by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its electronic health record incentive payments, which required analyzing compliance with regulatory requirements for receiving such payments.
Represented a large teaching hospital on all of its Medicare reimbursement matters, which included the appeal of an administrative agency decision and various court hearings.
Negotiated a settlement of Medicare reimbursement underpayments with the federal government on behalf of two large health systems.
Acted as borrower's counsel for a municipal hospital in the issuance of $35 million in revenue bonds.
Served as lead counsel in the acquisition of a nonprofit health system by a health corporation, negotiating the transaction, drafting all corporate documents, conducting due diligence review and completing all regulatory filings.