January 20, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes attorney Aaron E. Perry to the firm’s national health care practice where he will use his knowledge of the inner workings and practical aspects of  hospitals and health systems and the issues they face on a daily basis to help serve the firm’s clients. Perry joins a deep bench of firm attorneys who advise clients in the increasingly complex, ever-changing landscape of health care law and regulatory compliance responsibilities.

“Given what is going on in health care right now, I’m really excited to be practicing health care law, and Polsinelli Shughart’s vast health care practice is an excellent place for me to utilize my understanding of the unique issues hospitals and health systems are dealing with today,” Perry said.

The firm’s Health Care practice includes more than 85 attorneys in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, St. Joseph, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Polsinelli Shughart recently ranked sixth largest health care law firm in the nation, according to the 2011 rankings from Modern Healthcare magazine. The publication annually ranks law firms based on their total membership in the American Health Lawyers Association.

Previously, Perry worked in the general counsels’ offices of two large, highly-integrated health systems. He advises health care clients on a wide variety of regulatory, operational and transactional matters, including negotiations of physician and other contracts, physician alignment issues, privacy, fraud and abuse, EMTALA, medical staff matters and government audit programs, including RAC and ICD audits.

“Polsinelli Shughart is committed to recruitment of talented young attorneys like Aaron who are focused on practical and value-driven solutions for our clients,” said Matt Murer, chair of the Health Care practice group. “Aaron is a great addition to our robust health care team. He joins one of the fastest-growing health care practices in the nation.”

Perry earned his law degree from Loyola University School of Law in 2003. He earned a B.A. degree in English from Miami University in 1995. Perry is very involved in his area of law and is a member of the American Bar Association, Health Law Section; the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys; and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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