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Craig T. Haran

PARTNER | CO-CHAIR, HEALTH CARE, ESTATE PLANNING, BANKRUPTCY AND TRANSACTION PRACTICE GROUP

Overview

Craig’s practice focuses on counseling clients on all aspects of health care law. Craig has considerable experience in counseling clients regarding the proper structure for health care business arrangements, transactions, and joint ventures in order to ensure compliance with federal and state health care laws. This includes experience in assisting clients with navigating the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, the physician self-referral statute (also known as "Stark"), Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement laws, the “HIPAA” privacy and security rules, and medical device laws and regulations. Craig also routinely advises clients with respect to operational matters, including risk management, governmental and third party billing and reimbursement, licensure and certification, survey and enforcement, physician employment and recruitment arrangements, medical provider-vendor contracting, and managed care contracting arrangements.

Craig serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Care, Employee Benefits, Bankruptcy, and Transaction Practice Group. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Practices

    • Served as Ohio counsel for a national med spa trade association, assisting medical spa businesses in regulatory matters and business formation.
    • Forming medical businesses, including physician practices, ancillary service providers, clinical laboratories, oncology centers, independent diagnostic testing facilities, and ambulatory surgery centers.
    • Assisting in the development of joint venture health care entities, including pain management clinics, vascular services, cardiac catheterization laboratories, sleep laboratories, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers.
    • Serving as local counsel in the acquisition of a hospital system by a national hospital services operator doing business in multiple states, including assistance with providing notice to the Ohio Attorney General of the transaction.
    • Assisting hospitals and their wholly owned physician practice entities in the recruitment of employed and contracted physicians, including the development of employment agreements, compensation methodologies, recruitment agreements, and arrangements with limited branch practitioners.
    • Assisting a hospital system to design a physician employee retention program, including the design of a mechanism to recruit physicians to the hospital and to employ the physicians on an incentivized basis; and to pay physicians on the Medical Staff compensation for providing call services to the hospital.
    • Assisting institutional provider clients, including hospitals, to form joint venture entities with community stake holders to operate ancillary health care services, including radiology services, pain management services, dialysis services and sleep center services.
    • Assisting a hospital system in securing financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program for the construction of a new hospital and the refinancing of existing facilities.
    • Assisting a hospital system in securing financing from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Section 242 rural hospital investment program for the renovation of its facilities.
    • Assisting a hospital in evaluating an affiliation arrangement and the terms and conditions of entering into a hospital services management agreement with another hospital system.
    • Assisting hospitals with credentialing and medical staff matters, including the fair hearings and appeals, and reporting obligations.
    • Assisting in the acquisition and consolidation of various medical practice groups into a single legal entity on behalf of an academic medical center.
    • Assisting not for profit health care providers apply for designation as tax exempt entities under Internal Revenue Code Chapter 501(c)(3) as Public Charities from the IRS.
    • Advising not for profit health care providers with respect to the organization's duties and responsibilities as Public Charities, including representation regarding the IRS Intermediate Sanctions laws, conflicts of interest, and general corporate compliance.
    • Assisting a medical practice group in negotiating an exclusive arrangement to staff the anesthesiology department of a hospital.
    • Assisting a hospitalist practice group in negotiating exclusive arrangements to provide hospitalist services in hospitals and health systems.
    • Assisting a comprehensive cancer treatment center enter into a long term management agreement to outsource its pharmaceutical services and oncology drug purchasing to a third party vendor.
    • Serving as local counsel to an institutional investor in its acquisition of a large dental services practice with offices in multiple states.
    • Assisting a long term care provider obtain bank financing for the acquisition of additional long-term care beds and substantial renovations to the provider's licensed nursing home.
    • Assisting health care providers in the creation of Health Care Corporate Compliance Programs, including the completion of baseline compliance audits and review of current operations, the imposition of compliance protocols, and compliance training for employees.
    • Assisting a managed care provider evaluate the legal and regulatory risks of implementing an electronic health records systems for the use of its subscribers and beneficiaries.
    • Representation of both providers and managed care organizations in the negotiation of managed care participation and provider services agreements.
    • Assisting health care providers in the creation of Health Care Corporate Compliance Programs, including the completion of baseline compliance audits and review of current operations, the imposition of compliance protocols, and compliance training for employees.
    • Assisting in the establishment of a new licensed and accredited drug and alcohol treatment and detox program.
    • Assisting a managed care provider evaluate the legal and regulatory risks of implementing an electronic health records systems for the use of its subscribers and beneficiaries.
    • Representation of both providers and managed care organizations in the negotiation of managed care participation and provider services agreements.
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
    • John Carroll University, B.A., 1997

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • State of Colorado
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Health Lawyers Association—Member
    • American Med Spa Association—Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member
    • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys—Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Health Law Section—Chair (2012-2013)

    Firm Involvement

    • Co-Chair, Health Care, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Transaction Practice Group—Frantz Ward LLP
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Health Care Law (2016-2019)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2005; 2009; 2011; 2013)
    • "HIPAA Myths," Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (June 2018) 
    • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Northeast Ohio Health Care Association
    • Ohio Health Care Association
    • Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes