Tsuda, Michi

Michi Tsuda

Principal

Michi Tsuda focuses his practice on advising hospitals, physician groups, health maintenance organizations, accountable care organizations, management services organizations, private-equity funds, sovereign governments and health-related joint ventures in operational, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters.

He has represented clients in connection with a broad range of corporate, governance, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, data privacy and security, and other regulatory compliance matters.

Michi is active in a number of healthcare and legal organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association (Colorado Chapter) and American Bar Association.  He also serves as a contributing author to the Practising Law Institute’s treatise on Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, the Colorado Bar Association’s Guide for Colorado Nonprofit Organizations, and the National Law Review.

In 2016, Michi was recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40.


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  • Drafting compliance program documents, including medical staff bylaws, codes of conduct, and policies and procedures.
  • Representing providers before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.
  • Representing providers in the Medicare Claims Appeals Process appealing determinations by Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs).
  • Representing sole community hospitals with Medicaid supplemental payments and financing issues.
  • Representing providers under investigation for allegations of fraud and abuse.
  • Representing group medical practices in the acquisition of ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Representing financial institutions in assessing investments and loans to healthcare providers.
  • Representing private-equity funds in the acquisition of acute care hospitals, freestanding emergency centers, and senior care communities.
  • Representing investors in the funding and development of acute care hospitals and primary care facilities in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Colorado, M.B.A.
  • Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Hospital Financial Managers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Board Member
  • Recognized in the Denver Business Journal 2016 "40 under 40" list
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Champion, 2015
  • Denver Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012 and 2017

Publications, Speeches, Presentations

  • Contributing Author, “Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2014,” Practising Law Institute (PLI) (2014-2017).
  • Co-author, “Health Care Law Roundtable: An Update on the Medicare Shared Savings Program,” The Advisory Board General Counsel Agenda (June 2013). 
  • Co-author, “Regulation of Charitable Fundraising,” Guide for Colorado Nonprofit Organizations (2009-2016). 
  • Co-author, “Accountable Care Organization Member Briefing,” American Health Lawyers Association (May 2012).

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