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Polsinelli earns No. 1 ranking in healthcare law

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.

Kristen Rosati, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Phoenix, is president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Modern Healthcare Ranks Polsinelli No. 3

Modern Healthcare has just released its national rankings of Health Care Practices and Polsinelli is listed as the third largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Polsinelli’s Healthcare Practice growth has been driven by client demand in the areas of health information, data management and security and complex reimbursement.

“Our clients are facing challenges in every facet of their business, from how they deliver care to how they get paid,” said Health Care Practice Chair Matthew Murer from his Chicago office. “In response, the firm has built a select team of 190 health care attorneys and professionals across the country who make it their priority to understand the opportunities and challenges that face the industry, and more importantly, their clients’ businesses.”

Polsinelli’s well-rounded group of health care professionals and attorneys include:

• Former in-house counsel of national health care providers
• The Office of Inspector General (OIG)
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
• Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys
• Current and former leaders of the American Hospital Association and American Health Lawyers Association

To determine the law firm rankings, Modern Healthcare utilized a survey methodology based on a blended score: Sum of 50% weight from data collected in the survey (number of healthcare lawyers) and 50% weight of American Health Lawyers Association membership from each firm, provided by the AHLA as of June 5, 2014. Polsinelli was previously ranked No. 4.

The AHLA also recently released its own national rankings placing Polsinelli second among national law firms.

“We are very pleased to be included so high in both rankings, which reflects our commitment to providing our clients with quality counsel in all aspects of health care law,” Murer said. “Whether it’s counseling a provider on how to handle a hacker’s theft of data or structuring a merger to create the state’s largest health system, we are able to bring a team of experienced attorneys who are focused on a true business solution.”

Polsinelli has been the fastest growing law firm in America for the past six years according to The American Lawyer. In 2014, the firm moved up to the 62nd position in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. Polsinelli focuses on finding practical solutions for clients in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation matters.