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. Ellesha structures potential business transactions and joint venture arrangements, and provides counsel with regard to mergers, acquisitions, and other business matters in the health care field.

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.
  • Strategizes potential business structures and joint venture arrangements for health care providers.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates health care provider employment and independent contractor agreements, and advises clients on various employment and contracting-related matters.
  • Negotiates, structures, and drafts agreements related to mergers, acquisitions, and other business combinations for medical practices and other health care entities.
  • Assists individual health care providers in responding to and defending state licensure board and medical staff disciplinary actions.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates commercial leases.

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