• vcard
615.259.1535
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2015
    • B.S.B.A., Auburn University, 2012, cum laude
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

Luke Salyers focuses on providing strategic advice and comprehensive representation to hospital systems, medical device manufacturers and other health care providers, especially for matters involving managed care strategies and disputes. Understanding that the health care industry, including its many state and federal laws and regulations, is constantly changing and developing, he helps clients stay tapped into the latest legal and business developments in the industry and works diligently to resolve disputes through negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

Luke’s experience includes resolving disputes among providers, payors, vendors and benefit administrators, with a focus on disputes involving out-of-network claims, medical necessity denials, code-editing policies, ERISA, prompt pay laws and calculation of usual, customary and reasonable charges. In addition, Luke has defended health care providers in health care liability suits involving catastrophic injury and has also represented public and private clients in various business litigation disputes.

Luke also has a passion for pro bono work, especially counseling and guiding families through the adoption process in Tennessee. 
  • Representing national air ambulance company in seven putative class actions filed in federal district courts around the country in which patients are challenging the reasonableness of the company’s charges for emergency air ambulance services
  • Served as lead counsel for an American privately owned helicopter operator in seven putative class actions filed in federal district courts around the country in which patients are challenging the reasonableness of the company’s charges for emergency air ambulance services
  • Represented eleven hospitals in Tennessee against a commercial insurer for underpaying thousands of out-of-network claims for emergency services
  • Represented 11 HCA hospitals in Middle and Southern Tennessee in claims against the largest health benefit plan company in Tennessee for underpaying thousands of out-of-network claims for emergency services
  • Represented a group of hospitals in arbitration against major commercial payor to establish rates for out-of-network claims for emergency services
  • Represented several hospitals against a self-funded employee benefit plan for underpaying hundreds of claims contrary to the agreed fee schedule, with a focus on ERISA preemption issues
  • Representing intraoperative neuromonitoring company on a national basis in challenging medical coverage policies
  • Guided one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country in developing an out-of-network reimbursement strategy
  • Representing hospitals part of national system in a series of arbitrations around the country in disputes against a large commercial insurer for underpaying hundreds of claims related to medical necessity
  • Represented several hospitals against a self-funded employee benefit plan for underpaying hundreds claims contrary to the agreed fee schedule with a focus on ERISA preemption issues
  • Represented a national hospital system in arbitrations around the country in disputes against a large commercial insurer for underpaying and denying hundreds of claims related to medical necessity
  • Represented several hospitals in a dispute against a large commercial insurer due to changes to coding policy in the provider manual contrary to underlying contracts
  • Represented a behavioral health and laboratory company as they challenge recoupment demands by a large commercial insurer
  • Represented a for-profit operator of health care facilities in arbitration against the largest health benefit plan company in Tennessee to establish rates for out-of-network claims for emergency services
  • Defended a dialysis provider against claims of malpractice related to catastrophic injury in a health care liability action
  • Guided various provider clients through implementation and operationalization of new “surprise medical billing” laws
  • Counseled numerous clients on issues pertaining to waivers of patient cost-sharing / fee-forgiveness
  • Representing patient in administrative appeal of health insurer’s improper denial of cancer therapy treatment
  • Represented several families, on a pro bono basis, in adoptions in Tennessee
Related News