Health Care Services

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie takes an integrated approach to representation of a wide variety of health care entities including hospitals, physician groups, long term care facilities and managed care organizations. A number of our attorneys devote a substantial portion of their practice to representation of hospitals and health care entities, and coordinate with attorneys from other practice groups in the firm to offer the full range of cutting edge legal services required by clients in the rapidly changing field of health care. Our areas of experience include:

Corporate Matters

  • Corporate governance issues
  • Mergers, acquisitions and affiliations
  • Joint ventures involving clinical and nonclinical services
  • Corporate bylaws, compliance policies, and other corporate policies
  • Corporate organizational issues, including restructurings

Contracts

  • Third party payor and managed care contracts
  • Physician and other professional recruitment and employment contracts
  • Health care services contracts with independent contractors and third parties furnishing services
  • Executive and other employment contracts

Medical Staff Matters

  • Drafting, review and advice on development and revision of hospital medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations
  • Medical staff peer review matters, including investigations, hearings and actions
  • Credentialing policies and issues that arise during credentialing

Regulatory Matters

  • Medicare, Medicaid and AHCCCS reimbursement issues
  • Preventive counseling and advice on development of compliance programs related to federal and state fraud and abuse, compliance with federal and state anti-kickback and self referral laws, HIPAA, EMTALA and other laws regulating hospitals and health care entities
  • Antitrust advice and litigation

Litigation

  • Health care antitrust matters
  • Defense of hospital and physician group tax exemptions and intermediate sanctions
  • Defense of medical staff peer review decisions in cases involving antitrust, civil rights and discrimination allegations
  • Physician contract litigation
  • Litigation to protect the confidentiality of medical records

Tax Matters

  • Organization of tax exempt entities and procuring recognition of tax exempt status
  • Advice concerning transactions raising issues related to tax exempt status

Health Care Facilities Financing

  • Structure tax-exempt bond financing of projects
  • Prepare basic bond documentation
  • Assist in securing approval for bond issuance and sale
  • Negotiate business terms of financing
  • Render legal opinions regarding the exemption of interest on the bonds

Managed Care Entities

  • Provider contracts
  • Formation and organization of integrated delivery systems
  • Advice on development of credentialing policies and procedures
  • Policies concerning utilization management and medical records

Other Health Care and Hospital Legal Issues

  • Medical ethical issues
  • Patient care policies
  • Accreditation and compliance with The Joint Commission, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV)

Other Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Practice Groups regularly provide specialized services to our health care clients, including Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law and White Collar Crime.

Business Transactions

Scott K. Brown
Scott K. Brown
Partner
Phoenix
sbrown@​lrrc.com
602.262.5321 / vCard
Samuel Sungjin Chang
Samuel Sungjin Chang
Partner
Phoenix
schang@​lrrc.com
602.262.5794 / vCard
Jason C. Furedy
Jason C. Furedy
Partner
Phoenix
jfuredy@​lrrc.com
602.262.5322 / vCard
Roy W. Kyle
Roy W. Kyle
Partner
Tucson
rkyle@​lrrc.com
520.629.4466 / vCard
H. William Mahaffey
H. William Mahaffey
Partner
Colorado Springs
wmahaffey@​lrrc.com
719.386.3005 / vCard
Linda R. Parkis
Linda R. Parkis
Partner
Phoenix
lparkis@​lrrc.com
602.262.0217 / vCard
Jan A. Steinhour
Jan A. Steinhour
Partner
Colorado Springs
jsteinhour@​lrrc.com
719.386.3008 / vCard
Matthew C. Sweger
Matthew C. Sweger
Partner
Tucson, Phoenix
msweger@​lrrc.com
520.629.4431 / vCard
Peter R. Wand
Peter R. Wand
Partner
Phoenix
pwand@​lrrc.com
602.262.5305 / vCard

Intellectual Property

Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mark Garscia
Mark Garscia
Partner
Los Angeles
mgarscia@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Robert A. Green
Robert A. Green
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
rgreen@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Plumley
David A. Plumley
Partner
Los Angeles
dplumley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Lauren E. Schneider
Lauren E. Schneider
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
lschneider@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Anne Wang
Anne Wang
Partner
Los Angeles
awang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Kyle N. Siegal
Kyle N. Siegal
Associate
Phoenix, Silicon Valley
ksiegal@​lrrc.com
602.262.0809 / vCard
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Patent Agent
Los Angeles, Irvine
nballewchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Practice Group Manager, Partner
Phoenix
bsamuels@​lrrc.com
602.262.0216 / vCard
Ann-Martha Andrews
Ann-Martha Andrews
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Albuquerque
aandrews@​lrrc.com
602.262.5707 / vCard
Stephen M. Bressler
Stephen M. Bressler
Partner
Phoenix
sbressler@​lrrc.com
602.262.5376 / vCard
Joel A. Glover
Joel A. Glover
Partner
Denver
jglover@​lrrc.com
303.628.9553 / vCard
Dan Goldfine
Dan Goldfine
Partner
Phoenix
dgoldfine@​lrrc.com
602.262.5392 / vCard
Gregory B. Kanan
Gregory B. Kanan
Partner
Denver
gkanan@​lrrc.com
303.628.9530 / vCard
Robert Kort
Robert Kort
Partner
Phoenix
rkort@​lrrc.com
602.262.5783 / vCard
Cindy Coles Oliver
Cindy Coles Oliver
Partner
Denver
coliver@​lrrc.com
303.628.9534 / vCard
Foster Robberson
Foster Robberson
Partner
Phoenix
frobberson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5795 / vCard
Mary Ellen Simonson
Mary Ellen Simonson
Partner
Phoenix
msimonson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5317 / vCard
John C. West
John C. West
Partner
Phoenix
jwest@​lrrc.com
602.262.5781 / vCard
Diane R. Hazel
Diane R. Hazel
Associate
Denver
dhazel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9545 / vCard
Justin Henderson
Justin Henderson
Associate
Phoenix
jhenderson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5738 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Gregory Y. Harris
Gregory Y. Harris
Partner
Phoenix
gharris@​lrrc.com
602.262.0218 / vCard
Chris Herstam
Chris Herstam
Principal
Phoenix
cherstam@​lrrc.com
602.262.0801 / vCard
Steven T. Moortel
Steven T. Moortel
Principal
Phoenix
smoortel@​lrrc.com
602.262.5722 / vCard
Dieter J. Raemdonck
Dieter J. Raemdonck
Associate
Denver
draemdonck@​lrrc.com
303.628.9520 / vCard

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Key Contacts

Gregory Y. Harris
Gregory Y. Harris
Partner
602.262.0218
John C. West
John C. West
Partner
602.262.5781