Skip to Main Content
Overview

Healthcare clients depend on Pete for his valued advice in health law, information management, privacy and security matters.

He frequently counsels clients on contracting, research compliance, fraud and abuse, managed-care, medical staffing, Medicare/Medicaid, patient care, operational and transactional issues. He is fully immersed in the regulatory complexities surrounding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Pete also has experience in advising clients in areas such as the Sunshine Act, nursing licensing, pharmacy licensing, and 340B drug pricing program compliance.

Pete has:

  • Advised a 10-hospital health system on general corporate and governance matters; financing, mergers and acquisitions; labor and employment; employee benefits; environmental issues; and litigation.
  • Counseled in health information data breaches involving thousands of patients’ medical records.
  • Represented clients in Medicaid compliance and reimbursement disputes before state regulatory agencies.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Pete was an assistant general counsel for the Missouri Department of Mental Health and was assistant professor of psychiatry and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.


Industries

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • B.S., College of William and Mary

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • The American Health Information Management Association
  • The American Health Information Management Association Foundation, Board of Directors, Past Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Greater Kansas City Society of Hospital Attorneys
Experience
  • Represented clients in health information data breaches involving thousands of patients’ medical records. Advised clients on appropriate responses and best practices to protect patient data.
  • Advised clients in Medicaid compliance and reimbursement disputes before state regulatory agencies. Also defended responsible third parties against Medicare secondary payer and Medicaid subrogation claims.
  • Drafted medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations. Also represented hospitals in medical staff disciplinary proceedings.
  • Represented health system with acquisition and integration of large cardiology practice.
  • Set up pharmacies in all 50 states and territories for specialty pharmacy provider.
Community Leadership
  • Portico Benefit Services, Board of Trustees, Chair
  • Highlawn Montessori School, Board of Directors, Past Chair
  • Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute, Board of Directors, Past Chair