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J. Ryan Williams

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Biography

Ryan has significant experience representing healthcare providers, including physician groups, long term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, home health providers, hospice agencies, pharmacies, other ancillary providers, and various non-provider health care support and service organizations, in all aspects of healthcare transactions and related matters. He assists healthcare clients with the negotiation, due diligence, structure, and consummation of acquisitions, divestitures, leases, management arrangements, and joint venture transactions.

In addition, Ryan counsels healthcare clients on certain regulatory compliance matters, licensure, certification, and reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse guidance and health information technology projects, and other general business matters affecting healthcare clients such as corporate structure and governance, the negotiation and drafting of service and supply contracts and agreements, and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and manuals.

Ryan frequently assists healthcare borrowers in healthcare specific financing transactions, which often involve complex collateralization and perfection issues and numerous regulatory, licensure, certification, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement concerns.

  • Biography

    Ryan has significant experience representing healthcare providers, including physician groups, long term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, home health providers, hospice agencies, pharmacies, other ancillary providers, and various non-provider health care support and service organizations, in all aspects of healthcare transactions and related matters. He assists healthcare clients with the negotiation, due diligence, structure, and consummation of acquisitions, divestitures, leases, management arrangements, and joint venture transactions.

    In addition, Ryan counsels healthcare clients on certain regulatory compliance matters, licensure, certification, and reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse guidance and health information technology projects, and other general business matters affecting healthcare clients such as corporate structure and governance, the negotiation and drafting of service and supply contracts and agreements, and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and manuals.

    Ryan frequently assists healthcare borrowers in healthcare specific financing transactions, which often involve complex collateralization and perfection issues and numerous regulatory, licensure, certification, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement concerns.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association of Greater Cleveland, Active Volunteer
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "Hospital Patient Status, 'Two-Midnight' is the Rule," co-author with Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, Northern Ohio Physician (July/August 2015)
    • Brouse McDowell Business Minutes - Non-Compete Clauses (June 25, 2015)
    • "Happy New (Medicare) Year!" MD News (January/February 2015)
    • The Affordable Care Act - Impact on Health Care Providers, Eighth District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio  (October 11, 2014)
    • "Home Health Certifications: An Update and Refresher," MD News (July/August 2014)
    • "The Affordable Care Act - Nuts and Bolts for Healthcare Providers 2014, American Osteopathic Association webinar (June 17, 2014)
    • "Introduction to HIPAA," CMBA 2014 Medical/Legal Summit, Cleveland, OH (April 11, 2014)
    • "HIPPA and ACA updates for Municipal Attorneys," The Northeast Ohio Law Director’s Association, Cleveland, OH (April 10, 2014)
    • "Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform - A Primer on the Better Care, Lower Cost Act of 2014" Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2014)
    • "Acronyms That Rule Your Sales: The ABC's of FTC, HIPAA and CAN-SPAM," Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV (March 20, 2013)
    • "AMCNO Participates in Privacy Summit," Northern Ohio Physician (November 2011)
    • "Cloud Computing: Health Information Technology, Privacy and Security," CMBA Health Care Law Section Meeting, Cleveland, OH (September 21, 2011)
    • "Update on the Ohio Health Information Partnership HIE and Patient Consent Issue," Northern Ohio Physician (May/June 2011)
    • "The Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) Position on Patient Consent Under Review," Northern Ohio Physician (July/August 2011)
    • “HIPAA Update," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 26th Annual Health Care Law Institute (April 30, 2010)
  • Distinctions
    • Rising Star through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division, as listed in Health Care Law — 2011