The resolution of complex health law issues requires experience and innovation.  From helping to form one of the first Minnesota Physician Hospital Organizations in the 1980s to advising clients on health care payment and regulatory issues today, Gordon Apple has a unique depth of health law experience to help unravel complex legal puzzles. Whether Federally Qualified Health Centers negotiating with state regulators or a health care  company/provider  implementing new regulatory requirements, all clients benefit from a legal practice that understands the complicated relationships and legal requirements in modern health care delivery. 

Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

- Federal and State Regulatory Compliance
- HIPAA - Privacy and Security Rule Compliance, Training and Breach Notification
- FQHC Reimbursement and Regulatory Compliance
- Fraud and Abuse Compliance
- Provider Reimbursement  - Arbirtrator/Mediator Payor Provider Disputes
- Non-Profit Governance & Taxation
- Medical Staff - Investigations and Service as Medical Staff Hearing Officer
- Arbitration & Mediation - Complex Health Care Disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience: 

Service as arbitrator or mediator of  insurance coverage and commercial disputes, including payor/provider disputes, since 1992. Served as chair of panel in two multimillion-dollar health care commercial arbitrations. Served as arbitrator or mediator in various disputes where parties included regional acute care hospitals, major third-party payors, national hospital chains, multi-specialty physician group practices, medical device companies, physician specialty groups, and a physician owned specialty hospital.



 



 BIOGRAPHY

Gordon J. Apple is a health law attorney in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Mr. Apple also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Health Lawyers Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution panel and as an independent medical staff hearing officer.   Mr. Apple formerly authored the chapter on ADR for AHLA's Health Law Digest.  Mr. Apple has served as a Vice Chair of the AHLA's Health Information and Technology Practice Group and two terms as Chair of the Health Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.   Mr. Apple previously served as General Counsel to Ramsey Clinic Associates - a major multi-specialty academic physician practice, Ramsey Foundation and St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, a Level I trauma center.  Mr. Apple has extensive hands-on experience with the legal and policy issues confronting the health care industry.  Mr. Apple has written numerous articles for national legal and health industry publications and speaks on current health law topics at regional and national meetings. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Law.  Following law school, Mr. Apple served as a Fellow with the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. Mr. Apple has an AV® rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to Practice (State)
Minnesota
New Mexico
Washington
Wisconsin
 
Admitted to Practice (Federal)
U.S. District Court of Minnesota
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

 

SELECTED ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS

Seminar, "Health Care Disputes - ADR  v. Litigation" - Representing Health Care Providers - Key Issues, Minnesota CLE,  Gordon J. Apple, Gail F. Brandt & Chad Stratham, Minneapolis, MN (January 2016)

Article.  "What Happens in Peer Review Stays in Peer Review!"  AHLA Weekly, August 21, 2015.

Seminar.  "US Supreme Court Update" - The 2015 Health Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN (June 2015)

Seminar Faculty: "Mediating Health Care Controversies" - American Health Lawyers Association, Austin, TX (May 2015)

Seminar Faculty: "Mediating Health Care Controversies" - American Health Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, (November 2014)

Co-Author & Editor, “Lawyers as Business Associates: No Excuses” AHLA Connections, Vol. 18, No. 6 June 2014, pp. 42-47

Seminar.  "Legal Ethics - Rules of Professional Conduct that Intersect with HIPAA Requirements" - Current HIT Challenges: mHealth, Big Data and HIPAA Compliance, American Health Lawyer's Association, Gordon J. Apple and Robert Wells, Baltimore, MD (April 2014)

Seminar.  "Compliance Challenges Under the HIPPA/HITECH Omnibus Rule" - The 2014 Care of the Aging Conference, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN (February 2014)

Article:  Apple, Gordon J. (2013). " Lawyers as Business Associates Under HIPAA: Are You Ready?" Bench and Bar of Minnesota, March, Vol. LXX, No. III

Article: Apple, Gordon J. (2012).  "Genetic Privacy in Minnesota; Unintended Conflicts and Consequences." Bench and Bar of Minnesota, April, Vol. LXIX, No. 4.


Article:  Apple, Gordon J. (2010).Federal Health Care Reform: A Renewed Commitment to Program Integrity.” Bench and Bar of Minnesota, May/June, Vol. 67, No. 5

Seminar:  “Foundations of Health Law” The 19th National Institute on Health Care Fraud – American Bar Association, Beth Schermer, Paul DeMuro and Gordon Apple, Phoenix, AZ (May 2009)

Seminar.  "Physician Covenants Not to Compete: Reasonable Restrictions or Overreaching?" - Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, American Health Lawyer's Association, Phoenix, AZ (February 2009)

Seminar: "Legal Ethics and Cyberethics: The Evolution of Legal Ethical Behavior in Cyberspace" - Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA (June 2008)

Seminar:  "Health Information and Technology Issues for Labor and Employment Lawyers" - Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, Gordon Apple, Brent Henry & Scott Hardy, Philadelphia, PA (June 2006)
            
Seminar Track Leader:  "AMC Security and Privacy: Progress and Prospects" -  North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance third Academic Medical Center Conference, Raleigh-Durham, NC. (Sept. 2005) 

            
Seminar:  "The Quest for Interoperable Electronic Health Records" - Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, Gordon Apple, Jodi Goldstein Daniel & Kristen Rosati, San Diego, CA. (June 2005)
 
Seminar:  "Compliance Issues with Forming and Operating Community Electronic Medical Records Systems" 2005 Health Law Institute, Gordon Apple, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN (June 2005)
 
Teleconference:  "Enforcing HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Learn the Rule Now, Before It's Too Late!"  -  Alan Goldberg, Gordon Apple, Jud Deloss & Marc Goldstone, American Health Lawyers Association - (May 2005)
            
Conference Co-Chair & Moderator, "Riding the Electronic Health Record Tidal Wave: An Exploration of the Potential Legal Barriers to the Interoperable EHR" American Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL. (Nov. 2004)
            
Seminar: "CyberEthics" -  Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association, Gordon J. Apple, Minneapolis, MN. (May 2004)
            
Seminar: "The Nexus between HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules" - Annual Meeting of the American Health Information Management Association, Gordon J. Apple, Minneapolis, MN.  (Oct. 2003)
            
Seminar: "HIPAA Security Basics" Health Information and Technology Conference, Peter Adler & Gordon J. Apple, San Francisco, CA., American Health Lawyers Association, (Oct. 2003)
     
Seminar: "HIPAA Enforcement" Long Term Care and the Law, Gordon J. Apple, Phoenix, AZ., American Health Lawyers Association, (Feb. 2003)
            
Apple, Gordon J; Michael J. Rozen, MD: "Promises in Healthcare" What You Need to Know About PHI" - In Confidence, American Health Information Management Association, January 2003. Vol. 11 No. 1
            
Seminar: "Developing Smart Medical Devices and other Software to Facilitate Compliance with HIPAA and other Privacy Laws" Technology and Health: Legal Issues in Security, Research and Data Use, Lisa Acevedo, Gordon J. Apple, Atlanta, GA., American Health Lawyers Association, (Oct. 2002)
            
Seminar: "Information Privacy Compliance" Long Term Care and the Law, Gordon J. Apple, New Orleans, LA., American Health Lawyers Association, (Feb. 2002)
            
Seminar: "Information Privacy Compliance" Health and the Information Age: Privacy, Security, Biotechnology and the Internet, Gordon J. Apple, Seattle, WA., American Health Lawyers Association, (Dec. 2001)
  
Web based continuing education learning module: "Building the Foundation for the Privacy Initiative" - Gordon J. Apple, American Health Information Management  Association, (September, 2001)

Seminar: "Death and Dying - Legal and Ethical Concerns at the End of Life"  - Long Term Care and the Law, Gordon J. Apple, Las Vegas, Nevada, American Health Lawyers Association, (Feb. 2001)
            
Seminar: "Health Information and Technology in Long Term Care" - Long Term Care and the Law, Gordon J. Apple, Las Vegas, Nevada, American Health Lawyers Association, (Feb. 2001)

Seminar: “Information Technology in Healthcare – A Primer” – 2000 E-Health and the Information Age, Gordon J. Apple, San Francisco, California, American Health Lawyers Association, (Dec. 2000)

Seminar: "Patient Rights Under HIPAA” – The First National HIPAA Summit, Gordon J. Apple & Mary Brandt, Washington, D.C., Healthcare Strategy Institute, (Oct. 2000)

Seminar: "Information Security and Privacy: HIPAA’s Potential Impact – HCCA’s 2000 Compliance Institute, Gordon J. Apple, Lee Olson, New Orleans, Louisiana, Health Care Compliance Association. (Sept. 2000)

Seminar:   "The Electronic Age is Now – Review of Proposed HIPAA Data Security and Privacy Regulations” – Medical Records Institute, Gordon J. Apple, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (2000)

Apple, Gordon J. (1999).
Protecting Personal Health Information: Emerging Standards for the Electronic Age.” Bench and Bar of Minnesota, December, Vol. LVI, No. XI.

Seminar: "ADR in Healthcare” – Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, Gordon J. Apple and Eileen Bantel, Chicago, Illinois, American Health Lawyers Association (1999)

Apple, Gordon J. (1997). “Corporate Compliance Plans: Pitfalls and Opportunities.” Bench and Bar of Minnesota, November, Vol. LIV, No. XI.

Seminar:  “Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse - Regulatory and Enforcement Trends” - Gordon J. Apple,  Health Law Update, Minnesota State Bar Annual Convention (1997)

Apple, Gordon J. (1997). “Stanching the Flow: Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse.” - Bench and Bar of Minnesota, February, Vol. LIV, No. II.

Apple, Gordon J. and Laurie J. Levin (1996). “Operation Restore Trust and The Voluntary Disclosure of Health Care Fraud and Abuse.” - Journal of Health and Hospital Law Vol. 29, No. 4 - July/August,  American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys)
           
Seminar:   "Cultural Competency: How Does It Affect Patient Outcomes" - Through the Eyes of Others: Is Health Care Culturally Competent?, Patricia Walker , M.D., and Gordon J. Apple, University of Minnesota
(1995)

Seminar: "Developing and Implementing a Sexual Harassment Prevention Program for HealthCare Providers" - The Medical Staff: Current Legal Issues in a Changing Delivery System, Chicago, Illinois, National Health Lawyers Association (1994)

Apple, Gordon J. (1991). "Financial Relationships With Clinical Laboratories: The New Reality" - Minnesota
Physician 5(7).
           
Contributing author to: The Evolving Role of Statistical Assessments as Evidence in the Courts. (1988) Panel on Statistical Assessments as Evidence in the Courts, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council.  S. Fienberg (ed.) Springer‑Verlag, New York
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Apple, Gordon J., William G. Hunter, and Soren Bisgaard (1987).  "Scientific Data and Environmental Regulation," in Statistics and the Law.  S. Fienberg, M. Degroot, and J. Kadane (eds.) John Wiley & Sons, New York
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Pollack, Alison K., William G. Hunter, and Gordon J. Apple (eds.) (1983).  Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium on Statistics and the Environment.  The American Statistician Part 2(37).
  



 

 

 


 

 

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