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Gary S. Qualls

Partner
+1.919.466.1182
Fax +1.919.516.2072
Mr. Qualls focuses his practice on representing health care clients. He litigates, arbitrates, and mediates healthcare disputes, including disputes involving the following issues: certificate of need; licensing and certification; payment and reimbursement; HIPAA; contracts of all types; medical staff privileges; EMTALA; and civil monetary penalties. He provides a broad range of legal services to the following types of providers: hospital systems; nursing facilities; adult care facilities; continuing care retirement facilities; home health and hospice agencies; dialysis providers; clinical laboratories; physician groups; and other health care providers.

Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America – 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, Morrisville
  • Best Lawyers in America – Health Care Law, 2003 – Present
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – Health Care Law, 2007 – Present
  • Chambers USA Healthcare - North Carolina (Band 2) 2014

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of American Arbitration Association's roster of neutrals (Certified for Healthcare Arbitrator Panel and Commercial Arbitrator Panel)
  • Member of American Health Lawyers Association roster of neutrals (Approved Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • Member of American Health Lawyers Association since 1991
  • Member of North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys (Past President and Past Board Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Administrative Law Section (prior special committee appointments pertaining to contested case hearings)
  • Co-organizer for Southeastern Health Planning Symposia since 2007
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Association
  • Member of the Federal Bar Association since 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Triage: K&L Gates Webinar Series on Reference-Based Pricing -- Published on K&L Gates Hub, February 2017
  • Reference-Based Pricing -- NCHA Webinar Series, November 1, 2016
  • Tips for Providers in Negotiating and Enforcing Payor Contracts -- Leading Age PA, February 16, 2016
  • Certificate of Need Reform and Related Issues, Medicaid and CON in the 2015 North Carolina Legislature, October 22, 2015
  • Practical Arbitration Tips (When to Do it and How to Plan for It) - K&L Gates Triangle Litigation CLE, February 6, 2014
  • North Carolina CON Law Update – Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March, 2010
  • North Carolina CON Law Update – Second Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March, 2008
  • North Carolina CON Law, Health Planning and Administrative Appeals – Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, October 9, 2007

Additional Information

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

  • Completed North Carolina Mediator Training Program through Mediation, Inc., 2015
  • AHLA Health Care Arbitration and Peer Review Hearings, 2014
  • Enough Already! Striking the Right Balance of Discovery in Arbitration, 2014
  • AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2011
  • AAA Payor Provider Orientation, 2011
  • ADR Taskforce of the American Health Lawyers Association, Arbitration Training for Advocates and Arbitrators, 2010
  • Over 20 years of experience litigating health care cases, and assisting health care clients with regulatory and strategic planning issues
  • Provide a broad range of legal services to the following types of providers: hospital systems; nursing facilities; adult care facilities; continuing care retirement facilities; home health and hospice agencies; dialysis providers; clinical laboratories; physician groups; and other health care providers.
  • Litigate, arbitrate, and mediate healthcare disputes, including disputes involving the following issues: certificate of need; licensing and certification; payment and reimbursement; HIPAA; contracts of all types; medical staff privileges; EMTALA; and civil monetary penalties.