Arbitration

Arnall Golden Gregory’s Healthcare Arbitration Practice is multifaceted, in that we assist our healthcare clients in not only litigating within the arbitration arena, but also in implementing comprehensive arbitration programs for our clients, from drafting arbitration agreements, to training staff, and then enforcing arbitration agreements in the courts.  AGG attorneys have successfully arbitrated and mediated hundreds of healthcare disputes.

By way of background, arbitration is a streamlined process for resolving disputes outside the courts. The parties present their dispute to one or more persons (the arbitrators), who issue a decision that is legally binding for both parties, with only limited opportunities for appeal.  Some of the key benefits of arbitration include:

  • Arbitration is less expensive than litigation
  • Arbitration allows greater controls on discovery
  • Arbitration awards are, on average, less than in litigation
  • Arbitration offers much faster resolution than litigation
  • Arbitration hearings are much shorter than trials
  • Parties can select arbitrators with expertise in the area of law
  • The arbitration process is confidential

Many of our attorneys serve on local, national and international arbitrator panels, including the AAA Commercial Arbitration Panel, the AAA Complex Litigation Panel, the National Arbitration Forum’s Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, and the listing of arbitrators, mediators and experts compiled by the International Chamber of Commerce. Moreover, AGG healthcare partner Glenn Hendrix helped form and is the inaugural president of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS).

For our healthcare clients, arbitration can be ideal for malpractice defense, employment relationships, and vendor relationships. Ensuring that disputes involving complex reimbursement or technical issues are resolved by professionals with expertise in the area of law is a major benefit for vendor contracts.

A key differentiator for our practice and one that creates significant value for our clients is that many of our attorneys have prior government and industry experience. This includes:

  • Attorneys who have served with the Government, representing agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Former Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys 
  • Attorney who served as Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York
  • Former Deputy Attorney General 
  • Full-time registered nurse who provides medical record analysis and insights