Michael A. Cassidy, a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Finance Department, concentrates his practice in Health Care Law, Chairs the firm’s Health Law Practice Group, and is a member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. His practice as a health law attorney includes the fundamental business transactions relating to the formation and governance of healthcare entities. Mike has extensive experience in third party reimbursement, managed care contracting, fraud and abuse, Stark issues, medical staff, peer review and credentialing issues, corporate compliance, and tax exempt organization issues. Mike’s healthcare experience also includes HIPAA and HIT privacy and security issues, including serving as counsel for the Regional Extension Center (REC) program, and is very active in PAeHI and the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) related projects.
Mike was named to the list of Best Lawyers in America® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for Health Care Law, as well as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers® for Health Care Law in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He received the Pennsylvania Bar Association's "Excellence in Health Care Law Award" for 2003. Mike is the publisher of the Med Law Blog (www.medlawblog.com), the firm's health law blog and has been certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
Mike is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and chaired its Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review (MSCPR) practice group for several years and now serves on its Quality Council. He is a past chairman and current Council member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Healthlaw Section and a past board member of the Pennsylvania Society of Healthcare Attorneys. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Health Law Advisory Committee. He has written and lectured on healthlaw issues for the American Health Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and numerous state and county medical societies and bar associations. Mike is the author of “Immunity for Credentialing Decisions Under Federal and State Law” from the AHLA Health Lawyers’ Expert Series, a co-author of the Peer Review Hearing Guidebook, also an AHLA publication, chapters on Health Care Contracting and Business Crimes for the Matthew Bender Health Law Treatise, and for the Lexis Health Care Compliance Manual. Mike also served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Health Care Malpractice Task Force.
Mike also advises closely-held business clients on business formation issues, tax and employee benefit issues, corporate governance and stock transactions, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and joint venture issues, contract issues, and succession and estate planning issues.
Mike is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and various federal courts. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards awarded by this national directory of lawyers.
Michael A. Cassidy will be presenting on Electronic Health Records: More Than Just Medicare and Medicaid Incentives at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Annual Healthlaw Institute in March 2012 in Philadelphia PA.
Michael A. Cassidy presented Reform's Legal and Provider Reimbursement Changes: Impact on Employer Benefits and Strategies at the 2011 Healthcare Futures Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH) symposium on Thursday September 8, 2011. Click here for more information.
Michael Cassidy participated in the August 17, 2011 Western PA Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Click here for more information.
Click here to view Michael Cassidy's presentation on Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA): Challenges Facing Physician Leaders, May 12, 2011.