Stephen Nash is a senior partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Healthcare Industry Group. He has represented healthcare organizations for more than 30 years. His clients include academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems, health information exchanges, medical groups and other physician organizations, health plans and other managed care organizations, long term care organizations, ancillary health service providers, healthcare investors, state agencies and sovereign powers.
Stephen counsels these organizations regarding governance, corporate, reimbursement, tax, privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory compliance issues. These issues typically arise within the context of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, complex contractual arrangements and other affiliations and collaborative efforts, as well as in connection with tax-exempt revenue and refunding bond issues.
Recently, Stephen has had the privilege of counseling various domestic and foreign government agencies on such diverse matters as supplemental payment protocols, the design of primary healthcare systems, privacy and security issues, and regulatory requirements for health insurance.
In addition to his transactional and regulatory work, Stephen has more than 20 years of experience representing hospitals in single provider and group appeals for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and serves as a strategic adviser on Medicare, Medicaid and private payer matters such as coverage issues and payment methods.
Stephen also has substantial experience representing health information exchanges, including CORHIO, Colorado’s statewide health information exchange, which he has advised, since its inception, regarding planning, organization, governance, tax-exemption, financing, contracting, and privacy and security matters. Stephen also represents CIVHC, the administrator of Colorado’s state-wide all-payer claims database, or APCD.
Stephen speaks and publishes regularly on topics related to healthcare law, health information exchanges, corporate governance, clinical integration, collaborative healthcare ventures and the legal trends influencing the US and foreign healthcare systems.
Organization, Reorganization, Acquisition, Affiliation and Exit
Tax-Exempt and Corporate Finance
Medicare/Medicaid/Private Payer Issues
Fraud and Abuse/Stark/False Claims
HIPAA and Health Information Technology
Licensure, Certificate of Need and Health Planning
Credentialing and Peer Review
Health Insurance, PPO and HMO Regulation
Administrative and Appellate Proceedings
Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Insurance Claims