Practice Area - Health Care & Hospital Law

When health care providers can focus on patients, it’s good for business, it’s good for families, it’s good for communities. Everybody wins. Federal and state regulations can weigh down a practice and time spent navigating the changes is time away from patients.

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP has been working with hospitals and health care providers for more than a century. Our commitment to health care providers is unmatched because we know that in law, like in health, a focus on prevention and maintenance is the best prescription.

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Regulatory, Audit and Corporate Compliance

Our veteran team of attorneys assist Hospitals, Laboratories, Physician Practices, Hospices, Third Party Billing Companies and Home Health Agencies in the design, implementation and monitoring of effective policies, programs, procedures and practices surrounding compliance in an arching effort to minimize risk to an organization and ensure ethical behavior and personal conduct by the organization’s employees and other representatives.

  • Compliance Plan Development
  • Compliance Code of Conduct
  • Compliance Policies Development, Implementation and Instruction
  • Stark II and Federal and State Anti-Kickback and Fee Splitting Prohibitions
  • Billing Compliance, Medical Necessity and Coding Policy
  • Medical Staff Issues, Human Resource Issues

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, David P. O’NealRichard J. RaimondLisa M. Brown and Cynthia J. Sheppeard

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Regulatory, Audit and Corporate Compliance needs.

Administrative, Regulatory and Licensing Law

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP has a longstanding history of representation of individuals and corporations before state and federal administrative agencies and courts and regulatory and licensing matters before Government agencies.

  • Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Actions
  • Health Care Practice of Individuals, Corporations, Laboratories, & Medical Care Facilities
  • Provider Representation Before Federal Health Care Reimbursement Agencies to Include Medicare Appeals Council, Washington, D.C
  • Environmental, Utility, Tax, Gaming & Liquor Issues
  • Facility License & Certification Processing
  • Legal Analysis of Regulatory Matters and Appearance at Public Hearings
  • Administrative Appeals – Judicial Review from Agency Level to District Court Level & Appellate Court Level

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Timothy A. Shultz, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Sarah A. MorseLisa M. Brown and Cynthia J. Sheppeard

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Administrative, Regulatory and Licensing Law needs.

Health Care Contracts, Transactions and Financing

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Richard J. Raimond and Lisa M. Brown

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Representation of Physicians, Clinics, Hospitals, Joint Ventures, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care Facilities, etc.

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Richard J. RaimondLisa M. Brown and Cynthia J. Sheppeard

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Representation of Physicians, Clinics, Hospitals, Joint Ventures, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care Facilities, etc needs.

Peer Review, Risk Management, and Board and Medical Staff Governance

Risk Management
Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP will assist organizations in the improvement of quality and safety through Peer Review and Risk Management Services:

  • Evaluate current Risk Management Plan and Risk Management Structure
  • Evaluate Risk Management Records System
  • Develop procedures for responding to Subpoenas from Private Parties and Investigative and Licensing Agencies

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. ChristopherRichard J. Raimond, Cynthia J. Sheppeard, and David P. O’Neal

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Peer Review, Risk Management, and Board and Medical Staff Governance needs.

Employment Law

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP, represents employers when negotiating, preparing, terminating or voiding employment and independent contractor agreements out of unfavorable contracts and litigate contracts for employers and defend against such litigation. We represent employers in unemployment compensation hearings, in defending against discrimination complaints, and defending litigation involving wage and hour disputes, as well as other types of contract or employment litigation.

  • National Labor Relations Board Regulated Matters
  • Union-Free Workplace Litigation and Analysis
  • Unemployment Claim Defense
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employee Benefit Issues
  • Contract Drafting and Implementation
  • ADA Claim and Compliance Analysis
  • Employee Policy Development
  • Regulatory Representation
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Trial Practice and Management Training
  • Labor Contract Matters
    • Contract Dispute Litigation
    • Contract Analysis for Compliance with Regulatory Requirements
    • Contract Dispute Mediation
    • Collective Bargaining & Arbitration
  • Employer Representation
    • Employee Termination Cases
    • Employee Discrimination Cases
    • Employee Wrongful Discharge Cases
    • Non-Competition Matters
    • Wage & Hour Disputes

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Timothy A. Shultz, Arthur E. Palmer, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Lisa M. Brown, Sarah A. MorsePatricia E. Riley and Cynthia J. Sheppeard

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Employment Law needs.

Real Estate Law

With more than 130 years of legal experience and an unparalleled reputation, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP help clients resolve disputes, achieve their objectives and gain a competitive advantage in the real estate industry. Our real estate litigation practice group, working with our colleagues in complementary practices, is well-positioned to assist with any issues and disputes that arise during any phase of a real estate venture or project. Representing Commercial, Industrial/Residential Real Property, Developers, Lenders, Contractors, Architects, Owners and Buyers.

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions Commercial Leases
  • Planned Unit Development Issues Contract Disputes and Issues
  • Zoning Issues Land Use & Permitting Issues
  • Taxation of Real Estate Real Estate Transaction Disputes
  • Commercial Leases
  • Land Use & Permitting Issues
  • Real Estate Transaction Disputes
  • Contract Disputes and Issues
  • Asset Purchase Agreements of Real Estate Companies
  • Environmental, Business and Licensing Issues

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Timothy A. Shultz, Miranda K. Carmona, Arthur E. Palmer and Richard J. Raimond

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Real Estate Law needs.

Tax Law and Compliance

Our tax litigators have extensive experience in tax law, tax procedure, and winning tax cases. From individual tax liability and collection disputes to the largest, most complex corporate deficiency and refund litigation, we have represented taxpayers in the U.S. Tax Courts, U.S. District Courts and State Courts.

Administrative Tax Practice

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Kansas Department of Revenue
  • Kansas Board of Tax Appeals
  • Valuation Issues and Disputes

Taxation and Business Planning

  • General Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Tax Treaty Provisions
  • Partnership and S Corporation Taxation
  • Taxation of Trusts
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Tax Accounting Issues
  • Pension Plans
  • Gift and Estate Taxation
  • Employment Taxes

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: H. Philip Elwood, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Miranda K. Carmona and Gerald J. Letourneau

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Tax Law and Compliance needs.

Provider Reimbursement

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher and Lisa M. Brown

Defense of Administrative Actions and Recoupments

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Sarah A. Morse and Lisa M. Brown

Insurance Law and Defense

The firm has been a leader in insurance defense litigation for over 35 years. The firm has experience in defense of automobile, homeowners, commercial & business, primary & excess coverage issues, health & medical plans, property, and life insurance matters. In addition to the firm’s experienced trial lawyers regarding insurance defense and insurance coverage issues, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP, has attorneys with actual insurance company experience including a former Assistant General Counsel for a physician-owned liability insurer. The firm also includes an attorney who served as Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Washburn University School of Law and has represented insured in courts throughout Kansas and western Missouri. The firm appears before the Kansas Insurance Department and provides analysis of regulatory and licensing issues in the insurance industry. Our principal services cover the following areas:

Insurance Regulation:

  • Company Licensing Issues
  • Health care practice of individuals, corporations, laboratories, & medical care facilities
  • Company Policy Manuals
  • Multi-State Licensing Issues
  • Policy Form Review & Analysis negligence claims
  • Company Compliance Programs
  • Regulatory Agency Representation

Insurance Litigation:

  • Company Licensing Issues
  • Health Care Practice of Individuals, Corporations, Laboratories, & Medical Care Facilities
  • Company Policy Manuals
  • Multi-State Licensing Issues
  • Policy Form Review & Analysis Negligence Claims
  • Company Compliance Programs
  • Regulatory Agency Representation

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: N. Larry Bork, Timothy A. Shultz, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Lisa M. Brown, Sarah A. Morse, Cynthia J. Sheppeard, and David P. O’Neal
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Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Defense of Administrative Actions and Recoupments needs.

Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Defense

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP have been providing defense in all types of negligence and malpractice cases for well over 35 years. Because of the firm’s experience in this select area, the representation of insureds, insurers, self-insureds, corporations, individuals, and government entities extends beyond northeast Kansas into a statewide practice. Whether it is a “slip-and-fall” case, a car accident, employment firing, professional license case, or a complex medical malpractice case, the firm’s trial attorneys have “been there” in mediation, investigations of the case, through trial of the case, and on the appellate level.

  • Automobile Accident Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Government Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Contract Breach Defense
  • Professional Licensing Defense

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: N. Larry Bork, Timothy A. Shultz, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Lisa M. Brown, Sarah A. MorseCynthia J. Sheppeard, and David P. O’Neal.

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Defense needs.

Health Care, Business and Employment Law Litigation

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Timothy A. Shultz, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Mary E. Christopher, Lisa M. Brown, Sarah A. Morse, and Cynthia J. Sheppeard

Alternative Dispute Resolution


ADR services are available as an alternative to litigation or to resolve pending litigation with a trial on the merits, and are offered through our highly trained and experienced mediators at Goodell Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer LLP.

Services offered include:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Neutral Case Evaluation

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Timothy A. Shultz, Arthur E. Palmer, Patrick M. Salsbury, and Patricia E. Riley

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your Alternative Dispute Resolution needs.

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)

The Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer, LLP team will review, assess and investigate policies and procedures involving EMTALA to ensure compliance:

  • Assess Emergency Room forms including Transfer of Patients
  • Selected Chart Review for EMTALA Compliance
  • Investigation and Evaluation of Reported Occurrences
  • Legal Investigations and Assessments
  • EMTALA training for hospital staff and providers

Our team of attorneys specializing in this area includes: Mary E. Christopher, Lisa M. Brown, Nathan D. Leadstrom, Richard J. Raimond, and David P. O’Neal.

Call 785.233.0593 today for help with your EMTALA needs.