Alan is of counsel in the Healthcare practice and a member of the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care industry team. He is an innovative healthcare lawyer handling complex regulatory issues concerning Medicare providers such as skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. Known for his unique and significant healthcare experience, Alan held clinical, faculty and management positions at major medical centers where he utilized his management skills as well as his background as a registered respiratory therapist and registered nurse. In 1976, Alan formed the first neonatal respiratory care team while at Hahnemann University Medical Center in Philadelphia. Above all, he is most concerned with helping clients run businesses that provide the highest level of client care possible.
Before joining the firm, Alan served as assistant regional counsel at the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the General Counsel (OGC). He worked closely with, and litigated cases on behalf of, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He litigated cases before the HHS Departmental Appeal Board and the federal courts involving enforcement actions taken by CMS. He also worked with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office defending Medicare coverage determinations and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) cases. Currently, as counsel to providers, Alan has successfully negotiated and litigated significant cases against CMS.
Alan was the acting director of ECRI Institute’s National Center for Independent Medical Review and also served as the director of clinical and legal affairs for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). In addition to maintaining his own law practice, Alan served as in-house counsel and program director for the pilot SNF-based ventilator-dependent program in New Jersey.
Alan has co-authored and co-edited the AHLA publication, Post-Acute Care Handbook: Regulatory, Risk and Compliance Issues as well as having written dozens of articles regarding various aspects of health law. Additionally, Alan has been a frequent presenter at national and state forums on topics regarding health law.