Eric J. Knickrehm focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory and legislative matters. He advises physician group practices, pharmacies, hospitals, post-acute care providers, practice management companies, and private equity clients on a wide variety of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment and policy issues, and fraud & abuse laws & regulations. Eric also counsels clients on transactional health care matters such as due diligence reviews, contractual arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions.
Eric counsels healthcare industry clients, including hospitals, post-acute care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, physician specialty societies, large physician groups, retail pharmacies, telehealth companies, managed care organizations, Medicare Advantage Organizations, pharmacies, as well as telehealth and mHealth companies. In his regulatory practice, Eric advises on US federal and state healthcare program requirements and payment under Medicare and Medicaid, privacy and security requirements under HIPAA and state privacy laws, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and state laws governing telehealth and Internet-based providers. He also advises private equity firms, financing companies, and practice management companies on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, changes of ownership, joint ventures, and arrangements for the provision of professional, practice management, or other administrative services.
Eric’s experience in the complexities of health policy and the regulatory environment enables him to provide clients with strategic guidance in their efforts to shape federal healthcare policy. He has experience developing legislative strategy and helping clients achieve their advocacy objectives on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Eric worked in the healthcare practice of a major Washington government relations firm and served in the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where he assisted in the development and implementation of a number of significant health care laws, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
St. Louis University School of Law, 2011, J.D.
Creighton University, 2008, B.S., cum laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Named, Modern Healthcare ’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2017)