Medical Contract lawyer Michigan

David L
Hospitalists Contract Reviews | Physician Contract Reviews

Professional Organizations and Activities

State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section:

Health Care Law Section Fellow, awarded 2011 for sustained outstanding contributions to the Section

Chair, 2006-2007

Governing Council member, 2003-2008

Substantive Law Committee: Chair, 2002-2004; Vice-Chair, 2001-2002; Co-Chair, Providers Subcommittee, 1998-2001

State Bar of Michigan Leadership Forum, 2007

Wayne State University Law School:

Board of Visitors, member, 2003-2009

Law School Alumni Association: President, 1998-1999; Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2003

Adjunct Professor, Health Law

Wayne State University School of Medicine:

Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2003-2011

Lecturer, Year II Medical Ethics Course, 2000-2003

Committee of Visitors, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, 1999-2003

Wayne State University, Irvin D. Reid Honors College:

Board of Visitors, Chair, 2011 - 2014

Board of Visitors, member, 2009 - 2014

Healthcare Financial Management Association:

Follmer Award recipient (1999)

Advanced Member (1995)

American Health Lawyers Association (Faculty, Annual Meeting, 2006: co-author of various AHLA publications) (member since 1986)

Oakland County Bar Association (Member, Medical-Legal Committee, 2008-present; Member, Public Advisory Committee on Judicial Candidates, 2004)

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (Member, Medical-Legal Section)

Federal Bar Association (Detroit Chapter) (Co-Chair, Health Law Committee, 2012-present)

Overview of Practice Areas and Experience

Business Organization: Organizing and advising many health care entities, including physician group practices, physician organizations, rehabilitation facilities and agencies, diagnostic facilities, community mental health agencies, clinical laboratories, home health agencies, durable medical equipment suppliers and others, in the areas of business organization, administrative structure, employment and independent contractor agreements, certificates of need, compliance programs, third party payment compliance, Medicare certification, personnel policies and medical records organization.

Contracting: Negotiating and drafting many health care contracts and arrangements, such as physician employment and shareholder agreements, hospital-physician joint venture agreements, management services agreements, physician capitation arrangements, participation agreements, medical director contracts, consultant agreements, co-ownership arrangements for medical equipment, and space sharing agreements.

Payer Audits: Representing physicians, providers and suppliers in Medicare, Blue Cross and other third party payer audits.

Fraud-and-Abuse: Advising clients in health care fraud-and-abuse and physician self-referral matters, including Stark Law, anti-kickback law and Michigan licensing restrictions. Represented physicians in leading Michigan case on physician self-referral.

License Discipline: Representing physicians and other health care professionals in State license disciplinary investigations and proceedings.

Medical Staff Credentialing: Representing physicians and other health care professionals in credentialing and staff privilege matters.

Compliance Programs: Designing and instituting compliance programs; on-going compliance counsel.

Legal Disputes and Litigation: Representing health care entities and professionals in legal disputes, mediation, facilitation and civil litigation involving payment disputes, breach-of-contract claims and other health care law matters. Experienced as court-appointed case facilitator.

Investigations: Representing health professionals and entities in civil fraud investigations and cases, seizures under search warrant, federal grand jury inquiries and other criminal and quasi-criminal investigations and proceedings.

Business Sales and Purchases: Representing sellers and purchasers of health care facilities and practices.

Employee Benefit Plans: Negotiating and drafting contracts between employee benefit plans and health care provider organizations.

Government Relations: Experienced in legislative and administrative matters, including drafting, lobbying and testifying for and against health care legislation at the State and federal levels.

Frequent speaker and author on health law topics.

Selected Presentations and Articles on Health Law Topics

"Are EP and Hospital Jointly Defending Med/Mal Lawsuit?" Feature Article Contributor, ED Legal Letter The Essential Resource for Emergency Medicine Malpractice Prevention and Risk Management, (May 2017).

"Is EP Target of State Medical Board Investigation?" Feature Article Contributor, ED Legal Letter The Essential Resource for Emergency Medicine Malpractice Prevention and Risk Management, (January 2017).

Invited Discussion Leader, "Seventh Annual Professionalism in Action Program, " Wayne State University Law School, January 2017.

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