Jason Lundy
Polsinelli
Health care
40 Under Class – 2014

Jason Lundy’s expertise in navigating fast-changing, often uncertain regulatory environments has made him a valued resource for Illinois health care providers.

Concentrating on long-term care matters, Lundy represents skilled nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, senior housing and retirement communities, as well as hospitals and health systems, home health agencies, and hospice.  Lundy’s clients know they can count on him for continued strategic advice and direction through complicated regulatory issues and for an aggressive defense in administrative hearings and civil litigation.

A shareholder at Polsinelli, 39 year old Lundy focuses his practice on health care regulatory matters, helping providers with compliance, crisis management and corrective action plans, as needed.  He works closely with his clients to manage their daily operations, investigations, assist in Medicare and Medicaid certification and State licensure, drafting contracts, and avoiding potential fraud and abuse cases. A pragmatist as well as a legal thinker, Lundy finds satisfaction in helping facilities come to practical solutions in dealing with regulators, payors, residents, and families.

Lundy, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, also spends a great deal of time in litigation, where he has experienced great success for his clients.

He regularly defends long-term care facilities and hospitals Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and State department of health enforcement actions.  He also appeals Certificate of Need decisions and CON post-permit sanctions, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, reimbursement, and termination disputes, and other government agency actions.

Lundy is known, by clients and colleagues, as a highly innovative attorney as shown through his development of an appeal program for Recovery Audit Contractors audits.  Lundy and his team have successfully appealed hundreds of Medicare denials for hospitals and health care systems, and have trained hospital coordinators to prepare their own effective and cost-efficient RAC appeals.

Other attorneys have a lot of respect for Lundy.

Attorney Albert Milstein of Skokie said Lundy provides outstanding legal representation. He said that Lundy is knowledgeable about the legal field, and provides practical, sensible solutions.

Another attorney, who works at DeGrand & Wolfe, P.C., called Lundy an experienced and impressive litigator.  “A few years ago, I observed Jason Lundy present an oral argument in connection with a TRO against the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,” the attorney said, adding Lundy’s client had been accused of improperly touching a patient years before and was in danger of losing his license.  “Jason’s argument was very persuasive and well-reasoned. He was very well-versed in both the underlying facts as well as the law. In addition, Jason handled the sensitive nature of the allegations very professionally,” the attorney said.

An attorney now at DLA Piper met Lundy in 1999, when they both worked at Duane Morris.  She called Lundy a wonderful colleague and lawyer. She applauded Lundy for several big wins, including recovering more than $3.2 million in late-Medicaid interest for skilled nursing facilities, reversing and substantially reducing fines imposed by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, and reversing and vacating state licensure violations and fines for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

“Jason is passionate about his work, health care and firm culture,” Lundy’s former co-worker said. “He is an all-around great guy whose hard work and dedication is motivating to his peers and those junior.”

Lundy is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Health Care Association, LeadingAge Illinois, and the State Bar of Wisconsin. Lundy is an active member of the board for the Peterson Garden Project, and serves as the organization’s corporate secretary.