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Kim Stanger

Partner

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Kim Stanger guides facilities and professionals through the many regulatory, transactional, and practical challenges facing the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.

He has particular expertise on unique laws facing healthcare providers, including HIPAA, Stark, the Anti-Kickback Statute, EMTALA, Medicare/Medicaid regulations, and licensing requirements. With 20 years of experience, he understands the needs of his healthcare clients and how to address those needs in a cost-efficient manner.

Kim’s commitment to his clients and the industry is demonstrated by the hundreds of hours he spends each year providing free education to his clients and serving in industry organizations. He is a frequent and popular speaker at healthcare meetings and association conferences. He also presents monthly webinars and publishes regular Holland & Hart Health Law Alerts.

Experience

Kim helps institutional and individual clients structure and document healthcare transactions, including:

  • Services contracts
  • Joint ventures
  • Practice and network formations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Conversions

Additionally, he advises and helps clients respond to compliance questions or concerns, including:

  • Federal and state fraud and abuse laws
  • Privacy requirements
  • Reimbursement rules
  • Licensing regulations

Kim represents clients in internal, administrative, and judicial proceedings, including licensing, credentialing and peer review, and government investigations and audits.

Client Results

Typical Healthcare Transactions
  • Regularly draft physician and midlevel employment and services contracts for hospitals and multi-specialty groups.

  • Created model HIPAA policies, forms, and business associate agreements.

  • Negotiate and document acquisition and sale of physician practices by hospitals and others.

  • Assist in the conversion of a public hospital to 501(c)(3) status.

  • Structure and document clinically integrated networks.

  • Structure management arrangements between hospital and physician groups, and between hospital and independent management company.

  • Create joint ventures between hospital systems and provider organizations.

Compliance
  • Regularly review and advise hospitals and other providers on compliance issues, including HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, etc.

  • Created model HIPAA policies, forms, and business associate agreements for clients and others.

  • Drafted model compliance plan for Idaho hospitals through Idaho Hospital Association.

  • Drafted state laws for consent and advance directives.

Administrative and Judicial Proceedings
  • Regularly respond to OCR investigations for alleged HIPAA violations.

  • Defend facilities and individuals in adverse licensure actions by state boards or survey agencies.

  • Represent hospitals and medical staff leadership in credentialing proceedings and litigation.

  • Navigate and negotiate resolution of payment dispute with federal and state Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Governance
  • Drafted model medical staff and governing board bylaws for the industry associations.

  • Train boards concerning fiduciary and compliance obligations.

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law – Boise, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Health Care Law, 2010–2018
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Health Care, 2013-2018
  • St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center Merit Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Boise State University, Health Law & Ethics, Adjunct Professor
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Member
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Healthcare Industry, Advisory Board
  • Idaho Medical Group Management Association, Member
  • Idaho Health Information Management Association, Member
  • Idaho State Bar, Health Law Section, Member
  • Idaho State Bar, Health Law Section, Past President
  • Oregon State Bar, Health Law Section, Member
  • Idaho Association of Healthcare Risk Managers, Past President
  • American Hospital Association, Allied Attorneys, Member
  • Idaho HIPAA Coordinating Council, Board Member
  • Idaho End of Life Coalition, Member
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