Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville was established in 1983 as a healthcare law firm by a group of attorneys with both government and private practice backgrounds. These dedicated lawyers shared a common mission – to deliver superior legal services exclusively to the healthcare industry and its professions. The firm quickly became one of the most experienced and respected healthcare law firm practices in the country.

Today, Powers Law is committed to helping healthcare clients resolve their most difficult legislative, regulatory, legal, and advocacy issues. Powers advises and represents healthcare entities of virtually every size and type by providing a comprehensive range of legal services to assist clients with their unique needs. This includes matters related to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, drug pricing, transactional, litigation and disability practices, as well as its expertise in HIPAA compliance and medical privacy issues.

Powers healthcare attorneys are true advocates who work to influence legislative and administrative policy, vigorously represent their clients’ interests before the courts and agencies, and apply their experience to the benefit of clients in matters concerning the complex interplay of regulations and their effect on healthcare providers and practitioners.

History of Industry Leadership

Members of the firm’s healthcare practice have diverse backgrounds and a wide range of experience. Powers healthcare attorneys boast a history of service as advisors at high levels of government and through active participation in critical professional and industry groups. This allows Powers Law attorneys to bring a unique perspective to client issues that is unparalleled. These associations further expand Powers’ sphere of influence within the healthcare arena.

Relevant posts currently or formerly held by Powers healthcare law firm members include:
  • First Chief Counsel for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration)
  • Key advisor on healthcare issues in the Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Various positions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Key advisors to the United States Attorneys’ Offices
  • Members of Presidential Commissions on Healthcare
  • President of American Health Lawyers Association
  • Past President of National Health Lawyers Association (now AHLA)
  • General Counsel, Washington Counsel or Special Counsel on healthcare matters for hundreds of providers, companies, and trade and professional associations in the healthcare industry – in some cases, representing these clients for more than 30 years
Powers healthcare clients include:
  • Academic medical centers
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Clinical Data Registries
  • Dialysis clinics
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Organ procurement organizations
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Pharmacies
  • Physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals
  • Professional organizations
  • Provider networks
  • Trade associations
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