Chad N. Eckhardt
Industry Team Leader
Industry Team Leader
Chad’s focus on the health care industry provides him an opportunity to advise businesses and health care entities in corporate matters, formation and structuring, contract negotiation, and regulatory compliance. He works with publicly traded and privately owned health care entities, including a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. He has assisted numerous hospitals, physician practices, ancillary service providers and related entities on mergers, acquisitions and clinical integrations and issues pertaining to Stark, Anti-Kickback, billing compliance, Recovery Auditor programs, HIPAA, licensing, Health Care reform and other regulatory and transactional aspects of the industry. Chad also leads the Health Care Innovation industry team.
Chad also advises not-for-profit organizations on governance and policy issues, IRS compliance, and Form 990 issues. Prior to graduating from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Chad taught English at the secondary and collegiate levels.
Led merger of three substantial health care non-profit organizations
Led $5 million sale of hospital outpatient department to national provider
Led acquisition of multi-facility OB/GYN practice by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
Led and assisted with numerous formations of management services organizations, including ophthalmology and anesthesia specialties
Assisted with formation of numerous clinically integrated networks, including Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
Led significant regulatory compliance project addressing 39 states and federal regulations for publicly traded health care company
Assisted with structuring, negotiating and completing purchase of long term care pharmacy including transfer of over 100 licenses
Assisted with structuring, negotiating and completing sale of private pharmacy to a public company
Assisted Free Health Center in formation, credentialing, and obtaining FTCA immunity for board members, officers and volunteers
Serves as outside general counsel to large Federally Qualified Health Center in Southern Kentucky
Obtained complete reversal, without any payment obligation, in an appeal of a physician’s exclusion from Medicare
Obtained complete reversal and full refund of RAC denial with extrapolated overpayment in excess of $250,000
Assisted health system in purchase of hospital, from both a transactional and regulatory perspective
Annually advises billion-dollar non-profit hospital organization with Form 990 compliance including its community health needs assessment and 501(r) compliance
Presented to numerous not-for-profit Board of Directors’ regarding governance issues and Form 990 implications
Negotiated numerous Business Associate Agreements regarding HITECH Amendments and Breach Notification provisions
Handled countless HIPAA privacy matters, risk assessments and releases of medical information and development of HIPAA training and compliance programs
Obtained numerous 501(c)(3) determination letters including for hospitals
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase, College of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude
University of Kentucky, M.A., 2000, in secondary education
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1998, major in English, minor in philosophy
Recipient of Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and under, 2015
FBT Mentor of the Year, 2013
Recipient of the Chase Fellowship Scholarship, 2006, 2007, and 2008
Northern Kentucky Law Review, Associate Editor
CALI Award (highest grade in class) Contracts II, Corporations, National Security, and Criminal Procedure
Ohio State Bar Association, 2009-present
Junior Achievement volunteer, 2013-2015
Pro Bono Partnership, firm liaison and volunteer
United Way Emerging Leader, 2010-present
American Health Lawyers Association, 2009-present
“How Blockchain Will Affect HIPAA,” Speaker 2016, BTC Media: Distributed Health
“Managed Care Update,” HFMA Annual Meeting, Southwest Ohio Chapter, May 18, 2012
501(c)(3) and What it Means, presenter 2011-2015
IRS Form 990 Crash Course, presenter 2011
Recovery Audit Contractor Program, Panelist 2010
Healthcare Deal Making Summit, co-presenter 2014
Health Care Program Compliance Guide, Ch. 1001, “Hospitals-Admissions and Discharges.” Bloomberg BNA, 2016
“The Two-Midnight Rule and the Irreverent Observation Status,” Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Resource Center, 2014
Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: The Decision That Corporate America May Forever Be Waiting For, 36 n. ky. l. rev. 146
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