With over 18 years of health care litigation experience, Blake Reeves combines the skills he developed as a trial lawyer with a broad knowledge of health care and administrative law to represent health care clients in a variety of operational and regulatory matters, including reimbursement disputes, government investigations, and administrative actions.

Blake regularly advises clients on the legal implications of their day-to-day business operations and legal interests in civil claims, regulatory investigations, and state agency disputes.

Blake focuses his practice on representing hospital systems, physicians, and other health care providers with industry-related regulatory disputes and litigation, including:

  • Federal and state regulatory compliance
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement disputes
  • Medical staff privilege hearings
  • Medical professional licensure investigations and disciplinary actions
  • Hospital regulatory and compliance matters
  • Administrative litigation

Blake’s compliance work involves representing health care providers, including hospitals, health care systems, and skilled nursing facilities in a range of matters related to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement disputes, government investigations, and other compliance matters.

 

  • Represented a Kansas academic medical center in administrative hearings with state government agencies to recover substantial provider reimbursement claims for uninsured patients.
  • Represented a national health system in litigation involving the sale and transfer of hospital and health care entities.
  • Represented an academic medical center pharmacy in defense of state regulatory board action involving alleged shortage and diversion of controlled substances.
  • Represented licensed health care providers in challenges to their professional licenses before the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
  • Represents hospitals and health care systems in guardianship proceedings to manage patient care and treatment needs.
  • Obtained full and unrestricted license for out-of-state obstetric physician despite multiple professional liability claims by demonstrating exceptional credentials and obtaining medical expert support for compliance with standard of care relating to prior malpractice claims.
  • After a week-long jury trial, successfully defended a national hospital system in a multi-million dollar damages claim for professional liability.
  • Represented a large health care system involving multiple litigation-related issues for acquisition of another regional hospital system.
  • Successful litigation and mediation of multi-million dollar damages claim against trauma surgeon and national health care system for professional liability related to spine fracture and spinal cord injury.
  • Represented a large hospital system involving medical staff privilege hearing and related declaratory judgment action.
  • Successful litigation and disposition of multi-million dollar damages claims for improper medical staff credentialing and privileging allegations relating to orthopedic surgeons performing complex spine surgery.
  • Successful management of peer review regulatory board complaint and investigation of Missouri physician.
  • Obtained declaratory relief for academic medical center involving high-risk obstetric procedures.
  • Successfully litigated and obtained temporary injunctive relief on behalf of psychiatric treatment facility threatened by CMS termination notice of Medicare and Medicare Participation.