Case Studies

​Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Silver Point Capital in Acquisition of Specialty Hospitals of Washington Out of Bankruptcy

On December 18, 2014, Silver Point Capital through its wholly-owned subsidiary, DCA Acquisitions, LLC, acquired two skilled nursing facilities and two long-term acute care facilities. Epstein Becker Green represented Silver Point Capital in health regulatory aspects of the transaction.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes, Lynn Shapiro Snyder, and David B. Tatge and included Daniel C. Fundakowski, David E. Matyas, Lesley Yeung, and Amy Lerman.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents a Home Health Care Agency in the Termination of a Medicaid Payment Suspension

On May 21, 2014, Epstein Becker Green, on behalf of a home health care agency client, successfully negotiated a settlement agreement with the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance (“DHCF”), ending the suspension of Medicaid payments due to the client.

The client participates in the District of Columbia’s Medicaid program and provides personal care aide services to residents of the District. In March 2014, the DHCF issued a Notice of Temporary Suspension under 42 C.F.R. 455.23, indicating that, based on credible allegations of fraud, the agency would immediately suspend payments due to the client for providing personal care aide services.

The client, with the assistance of Epstein Becker Green, settled the matter within two months of the Notice of Suspension.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes and included Jonah D. Retzinger.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Sibley Memorial Hospital in Acquisition of Certificate of Need for Three Proton Therapy Stations

On May 31, 2013, and on April 30, 2014, the State Health Planning and Development Agency for the District of Columbia approved two adult and one pediatric proton stations, respectively. Epstein Becker Green represented Sibley in a hotly contested regulatory process.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes and included Jonah Retzinger and Marshall E. Jackson.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Sibley Memorial Hospital in Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Health System

On November 1, 2010, Sibley Memorial Hospital ("Sibley") became a member subsidiary of the Johns Hopkins Health System ("JHHS"), joining the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. Epstein Becker Green represented Sibley in the transaction, and represented both JHHS and Sibley with respect to the required certificate of need approval from the District of Columbia.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Douglas A. Hastings, and included Dale C. Van Demark, Clifford E. Barnes, Joel C. Rush, Patricia M. Wagner, Jason B. Caron, Julia E. Loyd, Dawn R. Helak, and Ross K. Friedberg. Clifford E. Barnes led the certificate of need regulatory process.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation in Acquisition of Greater Southeast Medical Center

On December 30, 1999, Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation acquired Greater Southeast Medical Center out of bankruptcy. Epstein Becker Green represented the acquirer, Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation, in all aspects of the transaction.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led Clifford E. Barnes and David B. Tatge and included a team of more than ten associates.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Children’s National Medical Center in Establishment of Children’s Pediatric Associates, P.C. LLC, and in the Acquisition of Five Pediatric Physician Practices That Became Nucleus of Children’s Pediatric Associates

In February of 1997, Children’s National Medical Center established Children’s Pediatric Associates to house its affiliated community physicians’ initiative. Over a period between February 1998 and July 1999, Children’s Pediatric Associates acquired the following practices: Drs. Smith and Guarinello, P.C.; Drs. Shapiro and Perez, P.A.; Drs. Berkowitz, Feldman, and Burgin, P.A.; Drs. Crawford and Hudson, P.C.; Drs. Feroli, Mella, Pedreira, and Wollschlaeger, P.A.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes and included Brian Gradle and Regina MacAdam.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents Children’s National Medical Center, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center in the Establishment, Operation, and Sale of Capital Community Health Plan, a Medicaid Health Maintenance Organization

On September 19, 1995, Children’s National Medical Center, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center established Capital Community Health Plan, Inc., a Medicaid health maintenance organization, and operated it until its sale to AmeriGroup Maryland, Inc., on March 25, 2002.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes and included Robert Reif and Brian Gradle.