Brown Bag Brief - John C. West, ONU JD '79, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Health Care Group, "Recent Trends in Managed Healthcare Litigation: Role Reversal and the Undoing"
THE OFFICE OF LAW CAREER SERVICES
BROWN BAG BRIEF
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MOOT COURTROOM – ROOM 129
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Health Care Group
John serves as the head of the firm’s Health Care Group. He has more than 33 years of experience in all aspects of health care law, ERISA, Medicare and commercial litigation. John has handled numerous trials, including the successful defense of health plans before juries, and has arbitrated numerous managed care disputes ranging from provider and network terminations to complex reimbursement cases. John has served as lead counsel on numerous reported decisions in the health care arena and represents a number of blue chip health care clients. John has been recognized since 2005 in Best Lawyers in America, the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication.
HEALTH CARE LITIGATION
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Health Care Group provides sophisticated litigation advice to a number of industry-leading health care entities, including dominant players in the national health care arena, managed care groups, provider networks, group health insurers, self-funded employee benefit plans and physician groups in a wide array of health care litigation matters. With offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico our litigators are positioned to provide clients with the benefit of local knowledge in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.
With skilled litigators and vast expertise drawn from years of work on managed health care matters,
Brownstein is uniquely situated to represent its clients in issues now at the forefront of the health care industry:
· Non-participating provider litigation, including fee forgiving, waiver of copayments and deductibles
· Attacking provider strategies to escape ERISA preemption
· Complex provider reimbursement litigation, including Charge Master and Medicare Pricer-based payment methodologies and overpayment recovery
· Addressing ERISA overpayment recovery procedures post-Sereboff
· Identifying ERISA, Medicare and FEHBA preemption to claims
· Representation of Medicare Advantage Organizations in complex Medicare appeals before the Medicare Appeals Council
· Provider network terminations and breach of contract litigation
· Medicare Advantage contract issues including network adequacy and provider litigation
· ERISA and Medicare benefits and reimbursement litigation
· Antitrust and class action litigation