Overview

John A. Meyers is a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Law Department.

John has more than 30 years of experience in both the domestic and international arena focused in healthcare and business law.

John advises clients on diverse healthcare issues including:

  • Healthcare acquisitions and restructurings
  • Managed care and integrated delivery systems
  • Payer-provider transactions and relationships
  • Purchase and management of physician groups
  • Payment and reimbursement issues
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance programs
  • Agency or regulatory investigations
  • Hospital-physician and inter-hospital affiliation and integration

John developed an innovative series of negotiating seminars whereby teams of participants negotiate contracts of many types in a competitive environment that teaches negotiating techniques as well as substantive legal and business issues.

Before joining Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, John led the Los Angeles Healthcare Practice Group for the Century City Office of the Chicago-based law firm of Katten Muchin. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Operations Counsel, Chief Counsel – International Affairs, and Special Counsel to the CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (formerly National Medical Enterprises, Inc.) and had previously served as General Counsel to Summit Health Ltd.

John previously sat on the Board of Directors for the California Dance Institute, where his areas of practice included handling non-profit and tax exempt issues. John is a frequent speaker for healthcare and professional legal organizations.

John also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Federal Healthcare Laws & Regulations since 2011, the AHLA’s 4 volume, leading compilation of Federal health care laws.

PAST EMPLOYMENT

  • Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman, Century City Office
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Counsel – International Business; and Special Counsel to the CEO
  • Summit Health Ltd., General Counsel
  • Eamer, Bedrosian & Kardashian, Brentwood, CA

Representative Matters

Represented publicly held hospitals in sale of hospitals to non-profit chain

Represented publicly held hospitals in a risk pool dispute regarding a closed San Diego facility

Participated in or led sale of more than 75 acute care facilities, as well as other multi-facility transactions involving acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation hospitals and other free-standing ambulatory surgical facilities, representing buyers, sellers and investors; purchased and sold three HMOs, created one from scratch in central California, represented an equivalent limited license plan in the drafting of its form contracts and on selected business and medical practice issues

Counseled on or drafted transaction documents for multiple physician hospital imaging, ambulatory surgical and obstetrical ventures

Negotiated and restructured faculty practice plans with four universities

Represented local private university granting nursing, allied medical and osteopathic degrees

Settled $40M in provider-payer disputes in a single transaction

Restructured and analyzed failure of capitated medical groups

Rolled up physician practices for public offerings

Represented individual and small group physician sellers in the sale of their practices

Represented radiology groups, large medical groups and individual physicians practicing in orthopedics, neuro and neuro vascular surgery, geriatrics, cardiology, ophthalmological surgery, internal medicine, ENT, pathology, plastic and cosmetic surgery practice and clinic/forensic psychologist in organizational, financial, regulatory, contracting and billing matters

Represented condominium association of physician-owned building in dispute with ground lessor

Represented suppliers of equipment and pharmaceuticals under workers compensation arrangements, advising on pricing, billing and internal corporate matters

Represented Internet consortium of plastic surgeons headquartered in PA and marketing services in CA and nationally

Represented company conducting clinical trials on commercial business basis

Advised district hospitals regarding a research joint venture with University, University-related transactions, and operational and contractual issues

Negotiated and wrote the then largest government to government foreign military sales health care contract for commissioning and operation of 250 bed acute care hospital in Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Negotiated contract in Dhahran under urgent conditions related to threat of impending war; negotiated turnkey construction contracts for associated staff housing

Negotiated and wrote equipment contracts in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Participated and/or led separate purchases of Mt. Elizabeth and American Hospitals in Singapore, healthcare laboratory testing company in Australia, joint hospital venture in Malaysia and construction of a hospital in Thailand

Represented various free-standing hospitals

Represented hospitals in triple net operating leases

Oversaw legal aspects of construction of several hospitals, including conceptualization of unique ownership structures of related buildings

Lead counsel for Health Plans & Systems division of publicly traded company

Created and sold California HMO; sold and bought four HMOs

Devised legal compliance plans and filed required periodic reports on compliance with health care laws, billing practices and other matters with federal agencies regarding various providers and suppliers

Lead counsel on development of university private practice hospital

Instituted and executed compliance audits at various health institutions and groups

Handled investigations by the U.S. Department of Commerce involving compliance with Anti-Boycott rules, Hospital compliance with law investigations, investigations related to sexual or corporate misconduct by officers and employees

Represented 14 hospitals embroiled in a regulatory investigation implicating federal and state health care laws and agencies

Supervised disposition and lead counsel on the sale and reorganization of psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals

Affiliations

Community & Professional

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyer’s Association

Media & Events

Publications

  • Federal Healthcare Laws and Regulations
    Co-Author, American Health Lawyers Association, 2011-2015 Editions
  • Fraud and Abuse After the 2010 Health Care Reform Bill
    2010 Health Care Reform Podcast Series, Law Firm Alliance
  • Protecting Against Insolvency
    Health Plans Contracting Handbook, A Guide for Payers and Providers, American Health Lawyers Association, 5th Ed., 11.2008
  • Various trade and internal corporate commentary

Speaking Engagements

  • Healthcare and Professional Legal Organizations
  • Accountable Care Organizations UCLA – School of Public Health

Education

LL.B., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

A.B., University of California, Berkeley

Practice Areas

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