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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.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2018
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisors, Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2007-2019; Kansas City, Mo., Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, Leading Lawyer 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2006-2017
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, “Up and Coming” Lawyers, 2006

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 Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers 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.
Community Leadership
  • Cabot Westside Health Center, Board of Directors, 1996-2009; chair, 2000-2003; vice chair, 1998-2000