Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.
Publisher of www.medlawblog.com
Michael A. Cassidy, a shareholder and Chair of Tucker Arensberg, P.C.'s Business and Finance Department, concentrates his practice in Health Care Law, Chairs the firm’s Health Care 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, including PCs, LLCs, non-profit corporations, partnerships, and integrated delivery systems. Mike has extensive experience in third party reimbursement, managed care contracting, fraud and abuse, stark law issues, medical staff, peer review and credentialing issues, corporate compliance, and tax exempt organization issues. Mike’s healthcare experience also includes HIPAA privacy and transaction issues.
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 the publisher of the Med Law Blog (www.medlawblog.com), the firm's health law blog.
Mike is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Physician, Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review (MSCPR), and Long Term Care (LTC) Practice Groups, served as the Chair of the MSCPR Practice Group, and currently serves on the 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. Mike also served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Health Care Malpractice Task Force.
Mike has written and lectured on health law 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, a co-author for 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 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. Mike is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)