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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2011
    • B.A., Gonzaga University, 2006, Economics, Political Science; Omicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha
Ryan McAteer provides around-the-clock counsel and availability to clients. Ryan’s interest in health care stems from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and his prior experience working for a global medical device and equipment manufacturer. Ryan is committed to achieving positive outcomes for health care clients, including corporate and regulatory counsel, hospital and health facility merger and acquisition support, and related research and legal guidance. He has been involved in several complex hospital, health system, and pharmacy transactions and played an integral role in their successful culminations.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Ryan worked as an associate at a Los Angeles-based boutique health care litigation firm, representing clients in California Medical Board hearings, medical staff and peer-review matters, and other physician-focused alignment ventures.

During law school, Ryan clerked for both Polsinelli and a regional health care system.
  • Assisted in the merger and formation of a publicly traded physician-led health system.
  • Part of a team that oversaw the affiliation of two regional health care providers throughout the corporate and regulatory approval process.
  • Counseled a bio-pharmaceutical company on licensure and operational issues related to the sale of its assets to a multinational investment firm.
  • Advised a national health system on physician alignment arrangements, including Accountable Care Organizations, professional services agreements, management services organizations, physician-owned entities, and hospital and physician joint ventures.
  • Part of a team that regularly provides guidance to hospital and health system clients related to private reimbursement and third-party payer contracting.
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Co-Author, Journal of Health Care Compliance
July-August 2017
eAlerts Alerts
April 2017
eAlerts Alerts
March 28, 2016
eAlerts Alerts
July 6, 2015
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The Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual
2015 Edition
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Compliance & Ethics Professional
September 2014
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Journal of Health Care Compliance
Co-authored by Jan Anderson and Ryan McAteer
May-June 2014
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Compliance Today
Co-authored by Polsinelli attorneys, Janice Anderson and Ryan McAteer
March 2014
eAlerts Alerts
December 16, 2013
eAlerts Alerts
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate requires most individuals to have "minimum essential coverage" or pay a "shared responsibility payment." In upholding the individual mandate last summer, the United States Supreme Court held that the individual mandate is not a legal command to buy insurance but rather a tax. Given this, if uninsured individuals do not obtain coverage they will be forced to pay a shared responsibility payment to the IRS at the end of the tax year.
March 1, 2013