Overview

During his career,  Michael A. Kurs has handled matters for mental health and substance use treatment providers including psychiatric hospitals, methadone maintenance treatment and detoxification programs, community mental health programs, and for other organizations and individuals working in the field of mental health and substance use treatment. He has health care law experience representing private and not for profit providers in the areas of billing audits, drug control, reimbursement, certificate of need, licensure, HIPAA and confidentiality, antitrust, provider agreements, fraud and abuse and program integrity, clinical trials, ethics and standard of care issues.

Contact Info

  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Health Lawyers Association - presidentConnecticut Bar Association - Health Law Section Executive CommitteeAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationNew York State Bar Association Health Law Section

    Community Involvement

    Hartford Catchment Area Council of the North Central Connecticut Regional Mental Health BoardMetroHartford Alliance - Connecticut Health CouncilState of Connecticut Adult Mental Health Planning Council - former vice chair, 2002-2008Connecticut State Board of Mental Health - former member

    Honors & Recognitions

    Selected as a 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyer in the area of Health CareHighest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV) 

      

    Experience

    • Counsel and advice to institutions and professionals regarding healthcare and corporate compliance issues including Stark, antitrust, anti-kickback, drug enforcement administration, HIPAA and the rules and regulations governing alcohol and substance use treatment records and care
    • Administrative agency proceedings for private and not for profit clients including complaint investigations, rate cases, certificate of need proceedings, and bid contests
    • Representation of targets of government investigations including investigations related to fraud, abuse and overpayments by federal and state authorities
    • Successful defense of complex standard of care cases and other complaints against providers
    • Interceded with Commissioner to maintain program funding for provider undergoing multiple investigations
    • Obtained same day release for client’s employee taken into custody for interference with execution of a search warrant/no further action taken against employee or her treatment program

    Case Studies

    • “Access Health CT” is the business name and registered trademark for the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange – the state’s health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most consumers recognize Access Health CT by the bright yellow and orange logo used to introduce the Exchange to the public, but some individuals search for the Exchange on the Internet using terms such as: “Connecticut insurance exchange” or “CT health insurance exchange.”

    • Our health care attorneys were at the forefront of representing clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as in a host of regulatory matters in the ever-growing ambulatory surgery center sector.

    • Pullman & Comley’s Health Care practice provided regulatory and contracting advice
      and assistance to our hospital clients involved in conducting clinical trials
      of new drugs and medical devices, prior to the Federal Drug Administration’s
      (FDA) approval. 

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • Georgia
    • Mashantucket Tribal Court
    • New York
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

    Education

    Antioch Law School, J.D., 1980

    Yale University, B.A., 1977

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