National law firm Polsinelli has claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, acknowledging that Polsinelli has built the largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on a blended score of health care lawyers employed in 2014 and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) memberships.
“This recognition from Modern Healthcare underscores the strength of our national Health Care Practice and commitment to serving clients in this dynamic and complex industry,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh.
Polsinelli represents a wide variety of health care clients including hospital and health systems, infusion therapy providers, health care technology companies, home health and hospice agencies and senior and long-term care facilities. Health Care attorneys provide a wide variety of services for clients, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, compliance issues, HIPAA and confidentiality compliance counseling, reimbursement, payor disputes, Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations, medical staff and credentialing, risk management, public policy and real estate matters, 340B compliance and more.
U.S. News & World Report named Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care” in its 2015 Best Law Firms report. The designation was based on Polsinelli’s overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of health care legal services, and geographic footprint across 18 cities.
Polsinelli’s team of health care professionals and attorneys include:
- An attorney who served in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice
- Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys
- Former attorneys with State Attorney General’s Office
- Former General Counsel of the American Hospital Association
- Former in-house counsel of national health care providers
“Our diverse team of health care attorneys and professionals nationwide has immersed itself in this challenging and changing industry,” said Welsh. “We’re grateful for our clients who have made this a reality, and who have formed relationships with our growing team of health care attorneys.”
Polsinelli is now in its sixth year as one of the fastest-growing law firm in the U.S.*, opening two new offices this year in Raleigh and Nashville, cities with a focus in the health care industry. The Health Care Practice has grown from two regional practices which merged in 2009 into a coast to coast national practice attracting sophisticated laterals across the country. The American Lawyer recently featured Polsinelli’s Health Care Practice as one that focuses on concentrating its attorneys in competitive markets with high demands for health care work.
To determine the law firm rankings, Modern Healthcare utilized a survey methodology based on a blended score, including the sum of 50 percent weighting from data collected in the survey (number of health care lawyers) and 50 percent weighting of American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) membership from each firm, provided by the AHLA as of April 30, 2015. Polsinelli was ranked No. 3 by Modern Healthcare for 2014.
The AHLA also recently released its own national rankings, placing Polsinelli second among national law firms for the second consecutive year.