Case Studies

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 Closes $152 Million Sale of Health Care System

Epstein Becker Green attorneys successfully closed the sale of client Moses Taylor Health Care System, a hospital system based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the nation's largest for-profit hospital systems. The sale became effective on January 1, 2012. CHS agreed to pay the sale price of $152 million and commit to, among other things, invest at least $60 million in Moses Taylor's operations.

Epstein Becker Green acted as transaction, regulatory, and antitrust counsel.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Doug Hastings and Dale C. Van Demark and included George B. Breen; Michelle Capezza; Jason B. Caron; Tanya Vanderbilt Cramer; Ross K. Friedberg; J. Andrew Lemons; Stephanie G. Lerman; Katherine R. Lofft; Julia E. Loyd; Kara M. Maciel; David E. Matyas; Colin G. McCulloch; Jonah D. Retzinger; Tamar R. Rosenberg; Joel C. Rush; Jordan B. Schwartz; Patricia M. Wagner; Dawn R. Helak; and Alan B. Wynne.