Healthcare Litigation

Healthcare Litigation Overview

The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. focus their practice exclusively in healthcare and, as a result, provide their clients with an inherent advantage when dealing with healthcare-related issues that may arise in litigation. When a client is faced with litigation or possible litigation, the healthcare knowledge and experience of the attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. provide their clients with an advantage of knowing how to effectively approach and address numerous issues unique to healthcare in order to achieve the desired result. The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. have the experience of being on many different sides of litigation due to their diverse client base. This diversity allows the attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. to offer unique approaches to their client’s needs. The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. attempt to avoid litigation when possible due to the high costs (both financial and time) inherently associated with litigation; however, in situations where no reasonable alternatives are available, The Health Law Partners, P.C. attorneys’ experience in administrative law hearings (e.g., state licensing actions), quasi-judicial proceedings (e.g., hospital fair hearings, third party payor appellate hearings, and binding arbitrations), judicial proceedings (e.g., state and federal court litigation), and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)(e.g., mediation and non-binding arbitration), combined with their unique knowledge and experience in the healthcare field, provide an unparalleled formula for success.

Healthcare Litigation Matters

The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. have represented clients in numerous pre- and post- litigation matters using both their expertise in healthcare-related legal issues and successful litigation techniques. The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. pride themselves on their ability to resolve matters as cost-effectively as possible while managing their client’s expectations. For instance, when a client is involved in a government investigation focusing on the client’s billing practices, the attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. have enjoyed tremendous success in avoiding criminal charges from being filed and mitigating the damages being sought by the government. The following list provides some examples of the kinds of healthcare litigation in which the attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. have successfully represented their clients:

  • Licensing Matters
  • Hospital Staff Privileging Matters
  • Other Physician-Hospital Disputes
  • Physician Residency Terminations
  • Physician Recruitment Matters
  • Physician –to-Physician Disputes
  • Violations of Covenants Not To Compete
  • Third Party Payor Departicipations
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Third Party Payor Audit Appeals/Overpayment Demands
  • Exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid and other Federally-Funded Programs
  • Billing Company Disputes
  • State and Federal Government Investigations
  • Fraud and Abuse Matters

Publications

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in "Patient Records Legal Primer," by Shelly K. Schwartz, in Physicians Practice, June 2010.

"Enforcement: Physician's fraud conviction affirmed," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.3

"6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction of Pain Management Physician for Overutilization & Billing Fraud," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010.

"A few minor billing errors aren't really going to matter, right? Think again," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2008.

Presentations

"Increased Governmental Scrutiny on Michigan Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming a Target" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at the Medial Wealth Center Practice Prosperity Series, March 30, 2010.

Healthcare Litigation Questions?

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., one of the founding partners of The Health Law Partners, P.C., devotes a significant portion of his practice to healthcare litigation. Healthcare litigation inquiries can be directed to Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128.