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Michael W. Chase assists clients with issues including compliance with Federal health care program fraud and abuse laws, contract negotiations, reimbursement matters, clinical research and institutional review board compliance, and governance. His practice also focuses on electronic health records (EHR) technology and issues under HIPAA, HITECH, Promoting Interoperability and other Federal and State data privacy laws.  He is a member of the Firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and has assisted clients in various industries with data breach analysis and response efforts.

Mr. Chase is a frequent lecturer at professional associations in the region. His speaking engagements cover a variety of topics, including an annual review of health care legislative and regulatory updates, telehealth matters, and privacy and security compliance and training.  

Michael received his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, with certificates in Health Law Studies and International and Comparative Law. During law school, he served as a lead editor for the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy. In addition, he received a Masters in Health Administration, with distinction, from Saint Louis University School of Public Health.

Michael graduated from Creighton University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at the Institute for Latin American Concern in Santiago, Dominican Republic and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice, Master of Health Administration, with distinction, 2009
  • Creighton University, B.S.B.A., Accounting and Finance, summa cum laude, 2004

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • One World Community Health Centers, Board Treasurer
  • Susan G. Komen Great Plains, Board Member, President-Elect
  • Chronic Care International, Board Member
  • Iowa Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Board Secretary
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha, Class 43
  • FBI Citizens Academy
  • ICAN, Defining Leadership Class 14
  • Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands, Past Board Member
  • Nebraska Court Appointed Special Advocates, Past Board Member

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Iowa, 2009
  • Nebraska, 2009

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Structuring On-Call Arrangements: OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion,” Health Law Advisory, November 30, 2012, Co-authored with Andrew D. Kloeckner
  • “Time to Update Your Compliance Risk Assessment! OIG Releases 2013 Work Plan,” Health Law Advisory, October 31, 2012
  • “Is It Research? So What?,” Health Law Advisory, August 31, 2012
  • “CMS Releases new FAQs on 1-Day/3-Day Payment Rules,” Health Law Advisory, July 31, 2012
  • “Meaningful Use Update: CMS Revises Position on Leases of EHR Technology,” Health Law Advisory, July 31, 2012
  • “OIG Releases 2011 Medicaid Integrity Program Report,” Health Law Advisory, May 31, 2012
  • “CMS Reports to Congress on the Initial Results of the Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol,” Health Law Advisory, April 30, 2012, Co-authored with Andrew D. Kloeckner
  • “OIG Approves Website Advertising Arrangement,” Health Law Advisory, April 30, 2012
  • “Fraud Enforcement Spotlight: Private Insurance,” Health Law Advisory, January 31, 2012

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