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Mary H. Michal 
[T] 608-229-2204 
[F] 608-229-2100 
 
mmichal@reinhartlaw.com 

Admitted to the Bar
Wisconsin


Mary H. Michal is an Of Counsel attorney in Reinhart's Health Care Practice and co-chair of the firm's Hospice and Palliative Care team. Mary has practiced law since 1977 and advises hospice clients throughout the country. 
 

She brings to her clients extensive experience in health care regulatory and reimbursement issues including fraud and abuse investigations, compliance planning, anti-kickback analysis, licensure, administrative law and disciplinary proceedings, as well as survey and certification issues. 

Mary has published and lectured extensively on issues such as the conditions of participation, anti-kickback considerations, physician contracting and Medicare appeals. She is a national presenter on end of life issues and regularly presents for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and numerous hospice and palliative care associations.  

Prior to joining the firm, Mary directed the Bureau of Market Regulation within the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, HospiceCare, Inc. and the Elderly and Handicap Project of the Center for Public Representation. Through her leadership in these organizations, Mary gained an understanding of regulators, health care providers, health care payors and the public interest. 

Representative Matters and Experience

  • Structuring innovative palliative care programs for hospices throughout the country
  • Winning appeals of significant claim denials and Medicare recoupments
  • Obtaining dismissals of fraud investigations 

Notable Publications 

  • Hospice and Nursing Home/Assisted Living Contracting Toolkit
  • Medical Director and Physician Contracting Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care 
  • One Patient, One Day:  Making Your Hospice a Leader in End of Life Care
  • A manual entitled Growing Hospice the Right Way
  • A series of manuals on HIPAA privacy compliance for health care providers and health plans

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law)
  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Recipient of the Center for Public Representation's award for "Outstanding Health Care Advocate"
  • Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal article "Know Your Madisonian" 

Affiliations/Memberships

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Regulatory Committee)
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Managed Care Committee)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Health Law and Elder Law Committees)
  • Hospice Organization of Wisconsin (past president)
  • National Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (Washington, D.C.) (past commissioner)
  • Hospice Manager's Monograph (past president)
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • United Way (campaign cabinet)

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, St. Norbert College (Sociology)