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.