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Health Care Law

Financing and conversion of public hospital to nonprofit business

Assisted Adams County Regional Medical Center in its conversion from a county-owned hospital to a private health care provider. The transaction required obtaining bond financing for the acquisition and conversion of the hospital facilities, real property and assets, and resulted in the continuation of local care for Adams County residents. 

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Conversion of public hospital and affiliation with large health care system

Advised a government-owned hospital and worked with elected officials to convert a public hospital into a nonprofit business and large health care system affiliate.  The transaction involved unique and negotiated features necessary to satisfy elected officials’ priorities, the community’s needs for local health care access, and the opportunities and efficiencies available through affiliation with a sophisticated tertiary care system.

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Hospice Medicare challenge

Assisted a nonprofit hospice provider in successfully challenging revocation of its Medicare enrollment and termination of its Medicare provider agreement.

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Long-term care certificate of occupancy issue

On behalf of a large long-term care client, kept a multi-phased renovation project involving long-term care and assisted living beds on schedule, solving a complex certificate of occupancy issue for an older nursing home facility.

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Acquisition of rural hospital

Arranged and negotiated a health system’s acquisition of a minority interest in a rural hospital.

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Acquisition transactions

Negotiated and closed dozens of physician employment and practice acquisition transactions on behalf of hospital clients.

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Stark Law violation defense

Successfully overturned a $10 million overpayment determination in favor of a physician-owned specialty hospital over alleged violations of the Stark Law.

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Lead counsel to physician compensation committee

 Currently serve as lead counsel to the physician compensation committee of a large health system that employs over 750 physicians. 

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Health system joint venture

Structured and negotiated a health system’s joint venture arrangement with a national, for-profit oncology services provider involving the health system’s entire oncology service line and employed medical and radiation oncologists

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Affiliation arrangement

Arranged an affiliation between a large, hospital-owned physician group and the faculty practice plan of a state-owned college of medicine

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Health system reorganization

Represented a large, multi-hospital health system in connection with a complete corporate reorganization of the system from a joint operating agreement model to a fully-horizontally integrated model

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Testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee

Gave testimony before the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee on behalf of a state-level hospital association regarding medical record contents (H.B. 172).

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