Behavioral Health Care Law


Clark Hill is All In with Behavioral Health Care Law


Clark Hill’s Behavioral Health Care Group has been and continues to be a leader in educating and consulting with behavioral health care providers to find the money in the ACA.  Clark Hill prepares and delivers presentations to behavioral health care providers on how Parity actually works and what compliance with the privacy obligations of 42 C.F.R. Part 2 means.  Clark Hill’s behavioral health provider clients (i) get paid on claims; (ii) stay out of licensing trouble; and (iii) buy into effective and affordable compliance programs.  Clark Hill’s BHPG is involved with cutting edge issues of (i) developing an insurable and affordable behavioral health oriented health information exchange; (ii) creating programs that integrate primary medical care with behavioral health; and (iii) implementing new CMS regulations.  Clark Hill ensures that behavioral health gets a seat at the table of national health care reform.  




Our clients have the luxury of choosing from many accomplished law firms that deliver high quality and cost effective legal services. What distinguishes Clark Hill’s Behavioral Health Care Team, however, are intangible factors – factors that benefit our clients. For example, the Clark Hill lawyers enjoy their work. The lawyers enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding an unbalanced burden of proof in representation of the behavioral health care clients. In civil litigation, the recognized burden of proof is a “preponderance of the evidence” (more than 50%). However, due to negative stigma and hindsight bias to be successful in civil litigation, the burden of proof, in reality, is “clear and convincing.” These challenges, generated through the behavioral health delivery system, create excitement, and trigger the talents and creativity of the Clark Hill’s BHPG.

The ultimate goal of each member of the BHPG is to become more than just a lawyer for our clients. Our goal is to become a trusted counselor and advisor for all aspects of our clients’ work.


Hands On Experience Translates Into Expertise


Clark Hill’s BHPG represents behavioral health care providers in numerous states related to procurement, administrative law, contract disputes, licensing, claims disputes, Medicaid reimbursement matters, government regulatory compliance, malpractice defense, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) sanctions, fraud and abuse, qui tam actions, healthcare financing, creation and operation of managed care organizations, labor and employment law services and corporate compliance program development, education and maintenance. The lawyers at Clark Hill are familiar with government managed care contracts and the issues affecting all providers generated through ongoing governmental regulation.

Clark Hill’s BHPG participates in the policy development groups that focus on creating methodologies to integrate the delivery of medical and behavioral health care. At Clark Hill you will find that the Behavioral Health Care lawyers supply value added services to clients because their experience in the Behavioral Health Care arena has been hands on.

Please see our Experience tab for further details on our group's areas of experience.