Ellesha M. LeCluyse

Associate

Ellesha provides strategic counsel to a wide-variety of clients in the health care field, including medical practices, long-term care facilities, and other health care entities. She helps clients navigate complex state and federal compliance issues, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and HIPAA. She assists clients with employment and independent contractor agreements, state licensure applications and investigations, and vendor and third-party payor agreements. She advises long-term care providers on operations transfers as well as change of ownership (CHOW) and change of operator (CHOP) requirements.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Kansas State University

    (B.S., 2012)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., cum laude, Health Law Concentration 2015)

Admissions

  • State of Ohio

Experience

  • Advises clients on health care compliance issues pertaining to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and other state and federal health care fraud and abuse laws.
  • Provides counsel regarding HIPAA and state privacy and medical records laws, Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance, state regulation of health care facilities and individual health care providers, and other regulatory and corporate compliance matters.
  • Drafts and negotiates transactional documents related to the purchase and sale of business assets and transfer of operations of various healthcare provider entities, and advises clients on structuring, closing, and otherwise facilitating such transactions.
  • Advises clients with respect to the operation of, and contracting with, management services organizations and other administrative services vendors for health care providers.
  • Strategizes potential business structures and joint venture arrangements for health care providers.
  • Assists clients with Operations Transfer Agreements and regulatory requirements and filings related to CHOW and CHOP transactions for skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care providers.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates health care provider employment and independent contractor agreements, and advises clients on various employment and contracting-related matters.
  • Provides general counsel and formation assistance to chiropractic practices looking to utilize an integrated practice or multidisciplinary practice model.
  • Assists individual health care providers in responding to and defending state licensure board and medical staff disciplinary actions.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Working with Mid-Level Providers: Supervision and Collaboration Requirements for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, Ohio State Chiropractic Association: On Target (2017).
  • Responding to State Licensure Board Investigations, Journal of Medical Practice Management, Volume 32, Issue 1 (2016).
  • The Spectrum of Competency: Determining a Standard of Competence for Pro Se Representation, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Volume 65 (2015).

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • American Health Lawyers Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • MedWish, Young Professionals Group Member and Volunteer
  • Community Legal Aid, Brief Advice Clinic Volunteer
  • Leadership Akron, Community Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Honor Flight Cleveland, Honor Flight Guardian

Honors

  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2020)