Mike's practice is devoted primarily to assisting health care providers with practical solutions to the rapidly expanding challenges associated with implementing, managing and interconnecting health information technology (HIT). He regularly advises clients on physician/hospital transactions, as well as provides general regulatory guidance related to federal Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA, HITECH and state data security laws. He advises numerous health systems on the development and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) solutions, EHR subsidy programs, meaningful use compliance, remote hosting and outsourcing arrangements, development of procurement programs and contracting guidelines and licensing of various technologies. Mike also advises physician practices and health systems in the formation of and participation in regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs). His experience includes participating in the development of IT organizations and serving as legal counsel through restructurings via in-sourcing, co-sourcing and out-sourcing of IT, revenue cycle and other health care operations and remote hosting arrangements, both foreign and domestic. As a natural outgrowth of establishing these arrangements, he assists health care providers in managing vendor contract compliance and the resolution of disputes arising under such arrangements. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the communications industry, serving as a prior assistant general counsel to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission during the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He works with a wide variety of clients to establish wide area networks (WAN) and other communication networks through IRU and service transactions, successfully navigating the regulatory requirements to receive grant funds under the FCC Universal Service Fund (USF) Pilot Project and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Finally, in addition to his work in the technology field, Mike assists health care clients in matters related to security interests, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, acquisition of insolvent and at risk enterprises and debt renegotiation.