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Gary S. Qualls

Gary Qualls is the co-leader of the global Health Care and FDA practice group. He focuses his practice on representing health care clients. He litigates, arbitrates, and mediates healthcare disputes, including disputes involving the following issues: certificate of need; licensing and certification; payment and reimbursement; HIPAA; contracts of all types; medical staff privileges; EMTALA; and civil monetary penalties. He provides a broad range of legal services to the following types of providers: hospital systems; nursing facilities; adult care facilities; continuing care retirement facilities; home health and hospice agencies; dialysis providers; clinical laboratories; physician groups; and other health care providers.

  • Chambers USA Healthcare - North Carolina (Band 1) 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America – 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, Morrisville
  • Best Lawyers in America – Health Care Law, 2003 – Present
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers list for Health Care Law, 2007 – 2019
  • Chambers USA Healthcare - North Carolina (Band 2) 2014
  • Member of American Arbitration Association's roster of neutrals (Certified for Healthcare Arbitrator Panel and Commercial Arbitrator Panel)
  • Member of American Health Law Association roster of neutrals (Approved Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • Member of American Health Law Association since 1991
  • Member of North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys (Past President and Past Board Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Administrative Law Section (prior special committee appointments pertaining to contested case hearings)
  • Co-organizer for Southeastern Health Planning Symposia since 2007
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Association
  • Member of the Federal Bar Association since 2015
  • Chair of American Health Law Association Dispute Resolution Service Council
  • Triage: K&L Gates Webinar Series on Reference-Based Pricing -- Published on K&L Gates Hub, February 2017
  • Reference-Based Pricing -- NCHA Webinar Series, November 1, 2016
  • Tips for Providers in Negotiating and Enforcing Payor Contracts -- Leading Age PA, February 16, 2016
  • Certificate of Need Reform and Related Issues, Medicaid and CON in the 2015 North Carolina Legislature, October 22, 2015
  • Practical Arbitration Tips (When to Do it and How to Plan for It) - K&L Gates Triangle Litigation CLE, February 6, 2014
  • North Carolina CON Law Update – Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March, 2010
  • North Carolina CON Law Update – Second Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March, 2008
  • North Carolina CON Law, Health Planning and Administrative Appeals – Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, October 9, 2007

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

  • Completed North Carolina Mediator Training Program through Mediation, Inc., 2015
  • AHLA Health Care Arbitration and Peer Review Hearings, 2014
  • Enough Already! Striking the Right Balance of Discovery in Arbitration, 2014
  • AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2011
  • AAA Payor Provider Orientation, 2011
  • ADR Taskforce of the American Health Law Association, Arbitration Training for Advocates and Arbitrators, 2010
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