Michael R. Callahan assists hospital, health system and medical staff clients on a variety of health care legal issues related to accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient safety organizations (PSOs), health care antitrust issues, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulatory compliance, accreditation matters, general corporate transactions, medical staff credentialing and hospital/medical staff relations.
Michael's peers regard him as "one of the top guys […] for credentialing—he's got a wealth of experience" (Chambers USA). Additionally, his clients describe him as "always responsive and timely with assistance," and say he is "informed, professional and extremely helpful" and "would recommend him without reservation" (Chambers USA). Michael's clients also commend his versatility, and say "He is willing to put on the hat of an executive or entrepreneur while still giving legal advice," according to Chambers USA.
He is a frequent speaker on topics including ACOs, health care reform, PSOs, health care liability and peer review matters. He has presented around the country before organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Bar Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association Medical Staff Services, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Michael recently served as chair of the Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. He also was appointed as the public member representative on the board of directors of the National Association Medical Staff Services.
He was an adjunct professor in DePaul University's Master of Laws in Health Law Program, where he taught a course on managed care. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Daniel P. Ward of the Illinois Supreme Court.