The Madison County Record Nov. 21, 2014, 10:29am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 "Best Law Firms" report, naming Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care.”

The designation is based on Polsinelli's overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of health care legal services, and geographic footprint across 19 cities.

U.S. News 'Best Lawyers' awarded the position to Polsinelli, now in its sixth year as a "fastest growing U.S. law firm."

“We are extremely grateful to our clients," said Polsinell chairman Russ Welsh. "We are privileged to serve our clients in this complex and dynamic industry, and we have been fortunate to continuously attract lawyers from top law firms across the country who are passionate about building client relationships and providing outstanding client service.

"This recognition validates our commitment to the health care industry and importance of continuing to support our strong national practice."

Polsinelli represents a wide variety of health care clients including hospital and health systems, clinical research organizations, physician groups, home health agencies, hospice providers and senior and long-term care facilities.

2014, Polsinelli was also ranked as the second largest health care practice by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and as the third largest health care practice by Modern Healthcare.

“The industry is seeing tremendous change, and our clients' roles are becoming increasingly complex,” said health care practice chair Matthew Murer of Chicago.

“Polsinelli has responded by building a strong and diverse team of more than 190 health care attorneys and professionals across the country who understand their clients' businesses and immerse themselves in this evolving and challenging industry.” Murer continued, “We greatly appreciate our clients who have made this a reality, and who have formed relationships with our growing, talented team of health care attorneys.

Polsinelli’s national Health Care services include:

· Mergers & Acquisitions
· Regulatory issues
· Counseling on key compliance issues (e.g., Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Sunshine
· HIPAA and confidentiality compliance counseling including Big Data management
· Reimbursement
· Real Estate services
· Payor
· Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations
· Medical staff and credentialing
· Risk management disputes
· Public Policy matters
· 340B compliance

In addition to health care, Polsinelli serves other industries including real estate, financial services, life sciences and technology.

Polsinelli has been the fastest growing law firm in America for the past six years according to The American Lawyer's 2013 and 2014 reports, and this year joined the Am Law 100.

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