Our attorneys have many years of experience and success
in administrative law. We represent health care clients
in varied areas of administrative practice, encompassing
many different types of government procedures and
regulations. Many of our health care clients deal
extensively with government agencies on all levels:
federal, state, county, and local. Our firm has a
thorough knowledge of agency rules and regulations. We
adhere to these stringent rules and regulations in
assisting our clients with filing claims, grievances
andappeals with government agencies. We are adept at
helping our clients maneuver through these complicated
Our firm is known for its skillful and honest dealings
with government agencies in representing our clients.
Examples of these government agencies are: Health
Professions Division of the Michigan Department of
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; Michigan Department of
Community Health; Office of Financial and Insurance
Regulation; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
Drug Enforcement Administration.
Our administrative law practice includes:
Licensing, Audit and Certification Proceedings.
Representing health professionals and entities
in administrative proceedings to exhaust all of
the options provided by the agency before
proceeding to a non-administrative court. These
include professional license actions; Medicare,
Medicaid and Blue Cross audits; facility
certification; and other administrative
Accountable Care Organizations (“ACO”).
Advising and assisting clients on eligibility to
meet requirements and waiver criteria for the
formation of and participation in ACOs.
Health Care Reform. Advising clients
about compliance issues related to the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act and other
health care reform initiatives.
State Health Insurance Exchanges.
Advising and assisting clients on how to meet
the requirements of state health insurance
exchanges to facilitate the purchase of
insurance for those who do not receive insurance
through their employers.
Certificates of Need. Representing
clients in obtaining certificates of need from
the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Open Meeting Laws. Working with boards
and other public bodies in conducting meetings
in compliance with state and federal open
meetings act requirements.
Local Budget Laws. Advising profit and
non-profit entities and public bodies in
complying with obligations related to their
Public Record Laws. Advising clients
about the state and federal freedom of
information acts, duties to respond, items
excluded from the public record, and requesting
documents from other levels of government, both
state and federal for various public records.