In recent years, the expense and uncertainty associated with litigation have led to an increased interest in alternative dispute resolution in general and mediation in particular. This interest has been particularly acute in the health care field, where there are many factors that make open warfare unappealing. Perhaps foremost is the fact that the participants in health care delivery – physicians, hospitals and other providers, as well as payors – often depend on each other for their survival.
As reimbursement for medical care drops and the burden and expense of regulatory compliance grow, resolving these disputes with both mediation skills and subject matter expertise is imperative. The resolution of a health care dispute must accommodate the realities of the health care field and comply with the welter of regulations applicable to health care arrangements. Our attorneys, specifically Mr. Milligan, have a combination of experience and education to facilitate the resolution of disputes involving all types of participants in the health care delivery system.