JOHNATHAN A. RHODES

 

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.

-Lewis Carroll

Johnathan A. Rhodes

John Rhodes is a health care attorney in our business and finance practice group, where his work focuses primarily on regulatory, operations and health care and reimbursement litigation. On the state and federal levels, he has represented health care facilities and individual providers with matters including compliance program development, HIPAA privacy and security, medical group acquisitions and physician contracting. His experience as a health care attorney also includes guidance related to the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and he assists clients with contract review and negotiations, physician relationships, Medicare enrollment and compliance issues, and government and commercial payment issues. Adept at the day-to-day operations of health care facilities, John’s experience as a business attorney covers on licensure, drafting and negotiating provider enrollment agreements, and structuring business ventures, such as entity formation and contract negotiations.

Originally a finance director, John was lured to law school later in his career by the intricacies represented in the health care industry. He is energized by the dynamic, ever-changing nature of the business where no two days are the same, as well as the challenges represented by the federal and state health care laws. He has worked closely with senior executives of a Fortune 200 health care provider on health care regulatory issues and various strategic business initiatives. John has also worked diligently with Medicare Administrative Contractors, Medicaid agencies and other government contractors in response to audits and reviews. This experienced health care regulatory attorney has also successfully litigated many reimbursement issues, Medicare cost report audit findings and facility licensure issues. He also represents licensed practitioners before state medical boards related to disciplinary issues and board complaints.

With a daughter and two boys, John is busy away from the office with activities like baseball and exploring the wonders of the Colorado mountains. As a child of adoption with twelve other siblings (eight of which are adopted), John pays it forward as a member of the board of directors for Gift Of Adoption Colorado. John is also an adjunct instructor for Southern New Hampshire University, teaching Health Care Law and Ethics.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Washburn University School of Law
  • M.B.A., University of Phoenix
  • B.S., University of Phoenix

Areas of Practice

We represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

We serve a range of clients within the health care and bioscience industries.

Representative Cases

  • Recovered millions of dollars for health care providers from Medicare, Medicaid, and other payors that were denied through an audit of claim denial or denial of Medicare Bad Debt.
  • Appealed many cases at the federal and state level, including state hearing officers, government contractors, Administrative Law Judges, CMS, and the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.
  • Recovered millions of dollars for health care providers from employers and commercial payors related to violations of the Affordable Care Act

Awards and Honors

  • Core Value Award for Integrity, DaVita

Articles And Presentations

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Board Member and Former Colorado Chapter President, Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc.

ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado

LANGUAGES

  • Portuguese, Proficient