The health care industry is undergoing explosive growth and change. Polsinelli’s Health Care Litigation lawyers understand the changing health care industry and our clients’ business needs. We devise litigation avoidance and risk management strategies keeping in mind the practicalities of our clients’ operations and business goals. When faced with litigation – whether in the form of a lawsuit, arbitration, administrative hearing, audit or investigation – we effectively and efficiently protect our client’s interests.

Our team includes lawyers who are well known and respected by health care industry leaders, judges, regulators, arbitrators, and the legal community at large. Members of the group include former Department of Justice lawyers; Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers; a former attorney for the Office of Inspector General; experienced state Medicaid fraud unit attorneys; and former in-house counsel to both private and publicly-traded health care companies.

We routinely draw upon the experience of our Firm’s corporate Health Care group – one of the largest in the country. Lawyers include former nurses; a Harvard-educated physician; the former General Counsel of the American Hospital Association; former members of the United States House of Representatives; as well as Medicaid, Medicare and HIPAA specialists.

The clients whom we serve include a number of the country’s top hospital systems; research facilities; publicly-traded companies; specialty pharmacies; laboratories; medical and osteopathic educational institutions and associations; infusion providers; home health and hospice providers; long term care facilities; dialysis providers; ambulatory surgery centers; PBMs; and HME/DME suppliers.

Health care litigation services we provide to clients include:

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Government Investigations
  • False Claims Act/qui tam litigation
  • Commercial Payor Audits and Disputes
  • Government Payor Audits and Dispute
  • Medical Staff and Credentialing
  • HIPAA and Privacy
  • RAC Audits and Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Medical and Osteopathic Accreditation and Programming
  • Certificates of Need
  • Antitrust
  • Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Class Actions
  • Exempt Status Litigation
  • Provider Malpractice/Risk Management
  • Pharmacy Board Hearings
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November 2018
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Featured in Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Resource Center
November 2017
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Presenter, Health Care Compliance Association - Kansas City Regional Conference
September 25, 2017
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Co-Presenter, GHA 10th Annual Compliance Officers Retreat; Greensboro, GA
September 7, 2017
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November 9, 2015
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Prescription for Preemption:Texas High Court Strikes Down Hurdles to Arbitration in Care Provider/Patient Agreements
April 15, 2015
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February 20, 2015
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November 22, 2013
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Until a few days ago in the state of Missouri, non-economic damages (pain and suffering) were capped at $350,000. That all changed recently when the Missouri Supreme Court declared the cap unconstitutional - changing the medical negligence landscape.

August 2012
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Last week, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) for the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a long-anticipated ruling addressing the issue of whether a health care provider’s participation in TRICARE (see note below) rendered it a federal subcontractor subject to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”) jurisdiction. In upholding an earlier ruling, the ALJ held that a Florida hospital is a federal subcontractor because it participates in a health care provider network established by Humana Military Healthcare Services, Inc. (“HMHS”), which has a federal contract with the Department of Defense (“DOD”) to provide medical services to individuals eligible for TRICARE coverage.
October 2010
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