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Chris Kenny is a partner in our Healthcare practice and specializes in providing strategic payment and compliance advice to hospitals, health systems, and other organizations participating in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance plans.  For the past five years, Chris has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading healthcare lawyer and in 2020 was named a Top Attorney Under 40 by Law 360.

With in-depth knowledge of payment systems and regulations, Chris advises health systems in navigating the Medicare provider-based regulation, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, payment for uncompensated care and bad debt, reimbursement for organ acquisition and nursing and allied health education, and innovative payment models.  He is also a trusted advisor to many healthcare providers as they navigate their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and their receipt of relief funds from the CARES Act and other legislation.

Applying his regulatory and reimbursement experience, Chris represents providers in False Claims Act investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. He also represents hospitals in Medicare payment litigation and before Congress and the administrative branch.

He strives to provide creative, proactive advice in an ever-changing healthcare regulatory environment, and to vigorously defend his clients’ positions in payment disputes and government investigations.

A member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, Chris regularly speaks and writes on reimbursement and compliance issues. He is the co-editor of the Reimbursement Advisor, the leading national healthcare reimbursement publication, and serves as co-editor of our firm’s award-winning Health Headlines, a weekly newsletter summarizing healthcare law and policy developments.

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Credentials

J.D., George Washington University

B.S., Northwestern University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

American Health Lawyers Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

2020 Top Attorneys Under 40 - Healthcare


Law360

Ranked in Chambers USA for Healthcare 2017-2021


Chambers USA

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


SUPER LAWYERS, 2018

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


Super Lawyers, 2017

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Recognition

2020 Top Attorneys Under 40 - Healthcare


Law360

Ranked in Chambers USA for Healthcare 2017-2021


Chambers USA

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


SUPER LAWYERS, 2018

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


Super Lawyers, 2017

Matters

Represented the Florida Hospital Association and 12 of its members in a precedent-setting challenge to CMS's exclusion of section 1115 waiver days from the Medicare DSH payment adjustment, resulting in a multi-million dollar victory. See Bethesda Health v. Azar, 980 F.3d 121 (D.C. Cir. 2020). Mr. Kenny is currently pursuing the same issue on behalf of dozens more hospitals in Florida, Texas, California, Tennessee and elsewhere, with total amounts in controversy worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Regularly provides day-to-day counseling to more than a dozen major health systems in the establishment and operation of large outpatient provider-based facilities and rural health clinics. Issues involved include the structuring of complex management agreements, joint ventures, 340B considerations, service line collaborations, and hospital-physician relationships.

Advises a coalition of more than 20 major health systems in compliance with federal and state price transparency rules.

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Represented the Florida Hospital Association and 12 of its members in a precedent-setting challenge to CMS's exclusion of section 1115 waiver days from the Medicare DSH payment adjustment, resulting in a multi-million dollar victory. See Bethesda Health v. Azar, 980 F.3d 121 (D.C. Cir. 2020). Mr. Kenny is currently pursuing the same issue on behalf of dozens more hospitals in Florida, Texas, California, Tennessee and elsewhere, with total amounts in controversy worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Regularly provides day-to-day counseling to more than a dozen major health systems in the establishment and operation of large outpatient provider-based facilities and rural health clinics. Issues involved include the structuring of complex management agreements, joint ventures, 340B considerations, service line collaborations, and hospital-physician relationships.

Advises a coalition of more than 20 major health systems in compliance with federal and state price transparency rules.

Successfully represented a Medicaid managed care organization in multiple False Claims Act investigations by local U.S. Attorneys' Offices resulting in declinations.

Recovered millions of dollars in additional cost reimbursement for an organ procurement organization's clinical laboratory activities.

Insights

Newsletter

July 26, 2021
Health Headlines July 26, 2021

Newsletter

July 12, 2021
Health Headlines July 12, 2021

Newsletter

June 28, 2021
Health Headlines June 28, 2021

View all

Matters

Represented the Florida Hospital Association and 12 of its members in a precedent-setting challenge to CMS's exclusion of section 1115 waiver days from the Medicare DSH payment adjustment, resulting in a multi-million dollar victory. See Bethesda Health v. Azar, 980 F.3d 121 (D.C. Cir. 2020). Mr. Kenny is currently pursuing the same issue on behalf of dozens more hospitals in Florida, Texas, California, Tennessee and elsewhere, with total amounts in controversy worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Regularly provides day-to-day counseling to more than a dozen major health systems in the establishment and operation of large outpatient provider-based facilities and rural health clinics. Issues involved include the structuring of complex management agreements, joint ventures, 340B considerations, service line collaborations, and hospital-physician relationships.

Advises a coalition of more than 20 major health systems in compliance with federal and state price transparency rules.

See more
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Matters

Represented the Florida Hospital Association and 12 of its members in a precedent-setting challenge to CMS's exclusion of section 1115 waiver days from the Medicare DSH payment adjustment, resulting in a multi-million dollar victory. See Bethesda Health v. Azar, 980 F.3d 121 (D.C. Cir. 2020). Mr. Kenny is currently pursuing the same issue on behalf of dozens more hospitals in Florida, Texas, California, Tennessee and elsewhere, with total amounts in controversy worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Regularly provides day-to-day counseling to more than a dozen major health systems in the establishment and operation of large outpatient provider-based facilities and rural health clinics. Issues involved include the structuring of complex management agreements, joint ventures, 340B considerations, service line collaborations, and hospital-physician relationships.

Advises a coalition of more than 20 major health systems in compliance with federal and state price transparency rules.

Successfully represented a Medicaid managed care organization in multiple False Claims Act investigations by local U.S. Attorneys' Offices resulting in declinations.

Recovered millions of dollars in additional cost reimbursement for an organ procurement organization's clinical laboratory activities.

Insights

Newsletter

July 26, 2021
Health Headlines July 26, 2021

Newsletter

July 12, 2021
Health Headlines July 12, 2021

Newsletter

June 28, 2021
Health Headlines June 28, 2021

View all

Credentials

J.D., George Washington University

B.S., Northwestern University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

American Health Lawyers Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

2020 Top Attorneys Under 40 - Healthcare


Law360

Ranked in Chambers USA for Healthcare 2017-2021


Chambers USA

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


SUPER LAWYERS, 2018

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


Super Lawyers, 2017

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Close

Recognition

2020 Top Attorneys Under 40 - Healthcare


Law360

Ranked in Chambers USA for Healthcare 2017-2021


Chambers USA

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


SUPER LAWYERS, 2018

Named a Rising Star in Healthcare


Super Lawyers, 2017