Clark Hill Attorneys Michael W. Matthews and Gregory W. Moore to Speak at Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association Education Day 2009

Sep 8, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, MI - Clark Hill attorneys Michael W. Matthews and Gregory W. Moore will speak at the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association (MASA) Education Day 2009 on Friday, September 25 th . Michael and Gregory will present “Healthcare Reform and Legal Updates for ASC’s.” For registration and more information, please visit www.michiganasc.com .


Michael W. Matthews is an associate in the Healthcare Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Birmingham office and concentrates his practice in the healthcare industry.


Prior to his legal career, Michael served in executive roles for hospitals and long-term care facilities, including the Chief Executive Officer for two different hospitals and as long-term care Administrator.


Michael counsels clients in numerous aspects of healthcare law. He regularly advises a variety of healthcare providers, including hospitals, health systems, physician groups, behavioral health providers, long term care providers, home health agencies and other healthcare related entities on business, transactional, and regulatory matters such as the acquisition and merger of physician medical practices, preparation and review of hospital, physician and other provider contracts, preparation and review of provider policy and procedures, professional services agreements, and general contracts. His day-to-day work also involves counseling clients on corporate organizational matters, corporate compliance, board of director/trustee organization and governance, Fraud and Abuse/Stark opinions, obtaining and maintaining tax exemption, and general physician contracting matters, including recruitment and employment arrangements.


Representative Healthcare Clients:


Hospitals/Health Systems

Physician Group Practices

Long-term Care including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Home Health Care Agencies

Behavioral Health Organizations


Gregory W. Moore heads up Clark Hill's Healthcare initiative and is also a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has focused his entire career on representing health care providers and routinely handles matters before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies. In addition, Gregory provides daily counsel to health care providers ranging in size from the sole physician office to some of the largest physician practice groups and hospital systems in the United States. He also has extensive experience with immigration law as it applies to the health care industry.


Gregory was named one of Indiana’s Super Lawyers for Employment Law for 2003 & 2004. In Michigan, the same honor was bestowed upon him in 2007 and 2008 after practicing here for three short years. Gregory was also named to Indiana’s List of Who’s Who Behind the Scenes in Health Care in 2004.


Gregory is an accomplished speaker. He has lectured on health care and employment law topics all across the United States. Gregory routinely appears as a guest on Talk of the Town, a Bloomfield Township cable access program focusing on law, politics and other issues of local concern. He routinely publishes articles through various trade publications in the health care industry and is currently a Chapter Author for Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey and in the past was a contributing author for The Developing Labor Law. Both treatises are published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment.


Relevant Cases


• Bahamonde v. Indiana Heart Assoc., P.C., 714 N.E.2nd 309 (Ind. App. Ct. 1999).
• Hamner v. St. Vincent Hospital and Healthcare Ctr., 224 F.3rd 701 (7th Cir. 2000).
• Simler v. Harrison County Hospital, 110 F. Supp. 2d 886 (S.D. Ind. 2000).
• Mattice v. Memorial Hospital of South Bend, 249 F.3d 682 (7th Cir. 2001); 87 F. Supp. 2d 859 (N.D. Ind. 2000); 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20933; 9 ADA Cases 988 (N.D. Ind. 1999).
• Schele v. Porter Memorial Hosp., 198 F. Supp. 2d 979 (N.D. Ind. 2001).
• Hardy v. Floyd Memorial Hosp., 2002 WL 24455 (S.D. Ind. 2002).
• Sweet v. Mulberry Lutheran Home, 2003 WL 21525058 (S.D. Ind. 2003).
• Mason v. St. Vincent Hosp., 2004 WL 3242339 (S.D. Ind. 2004).
• Smith v. Botsford General Hosp., 419 F.3d 513 (6th Cir. 2005) Amicus.
• Lockhart v. Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Inc., 04-70158 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 3, 2004).
• Misaras v. St. John Health & Eastwood Clinics, 04-60007-CZ (Mich. App. Ct. 2006).
• Schlagel v. Ascension Health Information Services, 2007 LEXIS 26269 (E.D. Mich.).
• United States v. St. John Health Systems - Oakland, 2005 LEXIS 13529 (E.D. Mich.).












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