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Christopher M. Huryn

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HELPING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SUCCESSFULLY GROW

Chris provides legal counsel and problem solving to help medical providers successfully grow and respond to the ever-changing market, including strategic planning and guidance, health care integration, transactions and collaborative joint ventures, compliance, and the handling of day-to-day legal needs.

With a broad knowledge of health care laws and regulations, Chris advises clients on ways to comply with the many laws and regulations governing health care providers, reducing risk, and avoiding legal issues that could prevent them from reaching their goals.


EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE ATTORNEY

With over 25 years of legal experience, Chris represents and counsels numerous hospitals, health systems, physicians, physician practice groups, and other health care businesses on a variety of legal matters such as:

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: Medical and hospital transactions; acquisitions; joint ventures; strategic planning; integration strategies; compensation models; mergers and affiliations.

AGREEMENTS: Professional services, lease and employment agreements; third party payer contracting and negotiation; real estate acquisitions and leases; vendor contracts.

COMPLIANCE: The Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalty Law; antitrust laws; HIPAA, HITECH Act; nonprofit and tax exempt issues; compliance programs and audits.

ADMINISTRATION: Medical staff issues, credentialing and disciplinary actions; patient issues; quality and peer review; risk management; human resources issues; employee relationships; dispute resolution and litigation.

CORPORATE: Business entity selection and formation; preparation, review, and amendment of governance documents; board advice and guidance; ownership buy-in and redemption transactions.

  • Biography

    HELPING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SUCCESSFULLY GROW

    Chris provides legal counsel and problem solving to help medical providers successfully grow and respond to the ever-changing market, including strategic planning and guidance, health care integration, transactions and collaborative joint ventures, compliance, and the handling of day-to-day legal needs.

    With a broad knowledge of health care laws and regulations, Chris advises clients on ways to comply with the many laws and regulations governing health care providers, reducing risk, and avoiding legal issues that could prevent them from reaching their goals.


    EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE ATTORNEY

    With over 25 years of legal experience, Chris represents and counsels numerous hospitals, health systems, physicians, physician practice groups, and other health care businesses on a variety of legal matters such as:

    STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: Medical and hospital transactions; acquisitions; joint ventures; strategic planning; integration strategies; compensation models; mergers and affiliations.

    AGREEMENTS: Professional services, lease and employment agreements; third party payer contracting and negotiation; real estate acquisitions and leases; vendor contracts.

    COMPLIANCE: The Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalty Law; antitrust laws; HIPAA, HITECH Act; nonprofit and tax exempt issues; compliance programs and audits.

    ADMINISTRATION: Medical staff issues, credentialing and disciplinary actions; patient issues; quality and peer review; risk management; human resources issues; employee relationships; dispute resolution and litigation.

    CORPORATE: Business entity selection and formation; preparation, review, and amendment of governance documents; board advice and guidance; ownership buy-in and redemption transactions.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Adjunct Professor, The University of Akron School of Law (health care law)
    • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
    • MGMA (Medical Group Management Association), Member
    • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Stark County Bar Association, Member
    • Leadership Akron, Signature Class 33
    • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, Northeast District Representative, Board of Directors, 2014-present
    • American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties, Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "Posting hospital prices online is just one step toward transparency." Crain's Cleveland Business (January 13, 2019)
    • "Don't Forget to Check (And Re-Check): The Medicare Exclusion Status of Employees and Contractors," MD News (July/August 2018)
    • "Ohio Case Law Update," co-speaker with Patrick B. Cavanaugh, OSHRM/SOHA Winter Conference, Columbus, Ohio (March 17, 2016)
    • "The PhRMA Code of Conduct and Its Impact on Physicians" MD News (January/February 2016)
    • "Advance Directives Workshop: Living Wills & More," Presentation and Panel Discussion, Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, Montrose, Ohio (April 9, 2015; October 29, 2015)
    • "Physician Employee Agreements Part 2," Brouse McDowell Business Minutes (October 8, 2015)
    • "Physician Employee Agreements Part 1," Brouse McDowell Business Minutes (September 3, 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)
    • "HIPAA/Compliance Update," Northeast Ohio MBMA Fall Symposium, North Canton, Ohio (September 17, 2014)
    • "The Affordable Care Act - Nuts and Bolts for Healthcare Providers 2014," Webinar, American Osteopathic Association (June 17, 2014)
    • "Common Compensation Models in Hospital Physician Employment Agreements," MD News (May/June 2014)
    • "The Affordable Care Act - Nuts and Bolts for 2014," Seminar Presentation, Akron, Ohio (June 26, 2013)
    • "The New ABCs of ACOs," seminar presentation, Elyria, Ohio (March 8, 2012)
    • "Protecting Your Medical Inventions, Designs and Processes," MD News, Additional Authors: Heather M. Barnes (September-October 2012)
    • "Physician Employment Contracting," The Ohio State Medical Association, 2012 Practice Management Symposium, Columbus, Ohio (March 23, 2012)
    • "Making Heads or Tails of ACOs and Physician Integration," Seminar Presentation, Akron, Ohio (February 29, 2012)
    • "Med Pay Becomes Primary," MD News (November/December 2011)
    • "2012: Decision Year - Will the Health Care Act Continue as We Know It, or Will a Supreme Court Decision Change Reform?" Smart Business Akron interview (November 2011)
  • Representative Engagements
    • Assist physician groups, nonprofit hospitals, and physician-owned hospitals in regulatory advice and guidance, strategic planning and implementation, and legal issues arising from day-to-day operations.
    • Representation of a regional hospital in its selection of a strategic partner and merger into large health system.
    • Representation of medical group practices and hospital-based physician groups in negotiation of service agreements with hospitals and other institutions.
    • Assist hospitals and medical providers in the review, development, amendment, and oversight of physician compensation models.
    • Representation of physician groups in the sale of their practice to, and subsequent employment with, a hospital or large health system.
    • Assist medical providers with creating and operating compliance programs, performing investigative audits, and responding to governmental agency subpoenas.
    • Representation of physician groups in negotiating agreements with national and regional health insurance plans.
  • Distinctions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in the Health Care Law and Corporate Law sections — 2013-2019
    • Ohio Super Lawyers through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2010-2019
    • AVVO.com & Akron Life Top Lawyer — 2009
    • Rising Stars through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2005-2007
    • Certified in Healthcare Compliance ("CHC") by the Compliance Certification Board
    Certified in Healthcare Compliance