J. Michael Grubbs Partner
For decades, Michael has worked as both a respected industry insider and lawyer serving healthcare providers of all kinds. Responsive, smart, creative and practical, Michael knows how healthcare organizations operate and what influences their decision-making process and bottom line. Whether he is representing a provider with a licensing problem before the board, advising on a Medicaid issue, or advocating a complex reimbursement appeal, Michael thrives under the intellectual challenge of applying the complex laws and regulations that govern the healthcare industry to everyday operations, strategic planning, dispute resolution and litigation.
Notably, Michael has also been instrumental in drafting federal and state legislation for the healthcare industry. He has been involved in such issues as Medicaid disproportionate share payments, Medicare geographic reclassification criteria, mental health commitments, and access to health records. He also serves as administrator of the firm’s healthcare practice in Indianapolis.
Prior to the law, Michael worked in various clinical and administrative roles with several healthcare providers in Indianapolis as a certified paramedic for a hospital ambulance division, an assistant administrator with a health maintenance organization, and as chief financial officer of an organization operating group homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. He was also deputy director of the Indiana Health Care Association, a trade association that represents more than 400 proprietary long-term-care facilities and lobbies the Indiana General Assembly.