June 28, 2012

From The St. Louis Business Journal

St. Louis business leaders expressed varying views today following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that largely upheld all the provisions of President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Mark Goran, shareholder in the corporate law and health care practices at law firm Polsinelli Shughart, said “most hospitals, health systems and other providers should benefit in the form of a reduction in the amount of ‘bad debt’ as a result of covering the previously uninsured patients.”

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About Mark Goran

Mark H. Goran concentrates his practice in legal advice on a wide variety of corporate, finance, health care, tax and employee benefits matters. He particularly focuses on transactional health care industry matters involving taxable and tax-exempt organizations, including financing matters, merger and acquisition matters, strategic alliances, joint ventures, affiliations, development of managed care arrangements, provider networks (including independent practice associations (IPAs), medical service organizations (MSOs) and other forms of integrated delivery systems.

Mr. Goran represents hospitals and health care systems, physician groups and alternate site health care facilities in various matters. He has significant representation and experience with the home care industry (including home infusion, specialty pharmacy, home health, medical supply, etc.). Mr. Goran has experience with acquisitions, financing and development issues relating to long-term care facilities. He also has experience with managed care organizations, managed care contracting and risk allocation arrangements and the design of self-insured arrangements. Mr. Goran counsels clients on regulatory matters including Medicare/Medicaid, anti-kickback, Stark II, license, certification and accreditation matters, billing and reimbursement issues and state and federal rules regarding privacy and security.

Mr. Goran has worked on matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, including private ruling requests and controversy work. He also works with the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, in connection with advisory opinion requests, controversies and other matters. He is a frequent speaker on health care industry and other topics. He serves on various charitable and other business organization boards.