Michael J. Cherniga

Michael J. Cherniga

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On a state, regional and national basis, Mike provides sophisticated and nuanced counsel on health care regulatory and transactional matters. His practice focuses on compliance issues related to the myriad state and Federal regulations across the health care spectrum, including without limitation matters involving professional and organizational licensure, the Federal Stark Law and similar state physician self-referral prohibition regulations, Federal and state anti-kickback laws, HIPAA and other patient privacy laws, Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental payor requirements, health insurance/managed care organization and other payor regulations, and the corporate practice of medicine.

Mike provides comprehensive support on transactional matters involving health care acquisitions and joint ventures, contracting, and provider/payor relationships. He also represents individual and organizations in internal, administrative, and judicial proceedings, including those related to licensing and government investigations and audits.

Mike’s client base includes a wide array of health care and their investor organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, including acute care and specialty hospitals; diagnostic imaging facilities; skilled nursing facilities; assisted living facilities; sub-acute and other specialty providers; home health providers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers, individual practitioners; group practices; medical clinics; provider networks; managed care organizations; employer and provider trade organizations/associations, and other clients which that provide ancillary support to the business of health care.

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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law, 2019
    • Selected, "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law, Tallahassee, 2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2019
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Health Care - Health Insurers - Service Providers, 2018-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Florida Bar, Administrative and Health Law Sections

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1981
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1978
Admissions
  • Florida