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Overview

Curt leads the firm's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team. 

He has developed a national healthcare practice providing transactional, regulatory and compliance guidance for hospitals, physicians and other types of healthcare providers.

Curt routinely serves as outside counsel to hospitals and health systems regarding complex hospital/physician integration arrangements. He also is experienced in handling compliance and reimbursement matters, including government investigations and internal compliance reviews.

Curt also is a frequent speaker on healthcare matters before various organizations. In addition, his deep knowledge has been recognized by his peers. Among many other honors, Curt is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America many years running.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2022
  • Missouri Lawyers Media, POWER List for Healthcare, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2007-2022; Kansas City, Mo., Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2006-2021
  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2018
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisors, Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, 2015
  • Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, Leading Lawyer 2015
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, “Up and Coming” Lawyers, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • M.H.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Yale University

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Law Association
  • Greater Kansas City Society of Healthcare Attorneys, former president
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys
  • Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys
Experience
  • Represented large hospital system in closing a $275 million transaction that gave client full governance and operational control of a three-hospital Denver-based health system.
  • Settled a Stark Law violation with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services after a four-year internal investigation, self-disclosure and extensive negotiations. The matter was resolved with no criminal charges, no admissions of False Claims Act violations, and no imposition of a corporate integrity agreement or government oversight.
  • Assisted several hospitals and physician groups in developing clinical integration models and to better prepare for healthcare reform.
  • Assisted hospitals and physicians in structuring and developing joint ventures (cardiac catheterization laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers and ambulatory surgery centers).
  • Represented healthcare providers in civil and criminal fraud and abuse investigations.
  • Advised providers on Medicare, Medicaid, Stark, and other regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues.
  • Assisted a physician practice management company in structuring a national network of clinics.
  • Developed a unique model to affiliate a small county hospital with a larger health system without an actual "sale" of the hospital, in a first-of-its-kind hospital lease arrangement in Iowa. Navigated a public election, attorney general approval and the Iowa pension program approvals to complete the affiliation.
  • Successfully negotiated major updates to joint venture arrangement between a neuro service provider and a large health system in Arizona which led to the provider working with the hospital to build and develop a new offering, a neuro services tower.
  • Assisted hospital in preserving relationships with departing cardiologists who were forming an independent group. Created complex, comprehensive set of arrangements with cardiologists and outside management company to preserve services to hospital patients.
  • Merged three orthopedic practices with very different compensation structures, varied affiliations and different management approaches into one single large orthopedic practice, the largest in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.
News Releases | April 01, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Healthcare Partners to Virtual Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Lisa T. Thomas and Bryan Stewart have joined the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group as partners.

News Releases | March 15, 2022
Husch Blackwell Launches Psychedelics and Emerging Therapies Practice Group

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce the formalization of its Psychedelics and Emerging Therapies practice group, making it the first Am Law 100 firm to establish such a practice.

News Releases | November 22, 2021
Morgan Goulet Joins Husch Blackwell's Providence Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Morgan Goulet has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Providence office.

News Releases | October 25, 2021
Husch Blackwell Lands Leading Litigator Tracy Wolf

Tracy Wolf joins Husch Blackwell’s Dallas office as a partner in its Labor & Employment practice team and Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit.

News Releases | September 01, 2021
Husch Blackwell's Boston, Providence Offices Open
News Releases | July 20, 2021
Husch Blackwell Expands into New England
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Community Leadership
  • Cabot Westside Health Center, Board of Directors, 1996-2009; chair, 2000-2003; vice chair, 1998-2000 

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