A Health Care Law Firm

Garner Health Law Corporation merges a strong grasp of health care’s historical depth with a firm understanding of the changes brought about by reform. Our unique blend of perspective and experience is complemented by first hand familiarity with a broad range of issues, from reimbursement to regulatory compliance to all levels of institutional delivery, enabling Garner Health Law Corporation to represent and counsel providers in matters pertaining to contemporary health care.

As the effects of reform continue to reshape our nation’s health care structure, providers find themselves forced to act quickly amid the resultant chaos. Nowhere is the confusion more apparent than when it comes to issues of compliance.

The Federal Government has recently deployed a series of hard-hitting programs designed to reduce waste and fraud within our health care system, and providers everywhere would do well to understand these changes and implement or strengthen in-house compliance programs before finding themselves facing stiff penalties and potential reimbursement disqualification.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Compliance
  • Health Care Reform
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Provider Representation
  • Reimbursement
  • Consulting

Let us guide you through the labyrinth of today’s regulatory changes and provide you with the tools to create and enforce your internal compliance program. Call 310-458-1560 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Craig B. Garner

Craig Garner is an attorney and health care consultant, specializing in issues surrounding modern American health care and the ways in which it should be managed in its current climate of reform. Craig’s law practice focuses on health care mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and counseling for providers in all matters pertaining to contemporary health care in the United States. Craig is admitted as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of California (1995), District of Columbia (1996) and the State of New York (2001).

Craig’s consulting practice offers an array of short and long term services to help health care institutions navigate the fluid structure of the U.S. health care system, including interim management of health care institutions, strategic guidance, fair market valuations, analysis for health care mergers and acquisitions, development and implementation of health care regulatory compliance programs, formation of Medicare shared savings programs (accountable care organizations) and expert consulting.

Craig is also an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he teaches courses on Hospital Law and the Affordable Care Act.

Between 2002 and 2011, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital. He was responsible for administration and oversight of this general acute care hospital providing services to the City of Norwalk and surrounding communities in Southeast Los Angeles County. Craig’s nine-year tenure ended with the negotiation, sale and ultimate transfer of the hospital to a larger health care system.

In 2010, Craig published his book Hospital Stay, a guide for patients and family members who find themselves in the confusing confines of a hospital environment.

Craig serves on the advisory board for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera and the Board of Visitors of Seaver College at Pepperdine University.

Craig is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Member of the State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Health Law Committee and a Vice Chair of the Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Craig regularly writes specialized articles for various health care publications, including the PBS affiliated website This Emotional Life, the Daily Journal and Becker’s Hospital Review.  A complete list of Craig’s publications appears here.

Attorney Alexander Weisse

Alexander (Alex) Weisse is an attorney with vast experience with the legal issues regarding business formation and operation, especially in regard to health care providers. Alex was admitted to the practice law in the State of California in 2007.

Prior to joining Garner Health Law Corporation, Alex worked as in-house counsel for several ambulatory surgery centers and medical practices throughout California.  Alex was involved in all legal aspects of business operations, including compliance on corporate formalities and advertising, working with insurance companies to make sure that they received the information that they needed to best process payments, and review all contractual issues touching upon a health care practice.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.  Upon completion of this undergraduate degree, and with a fondness for public policy, Alex relocated to California and soon began performing legislative and regulatory research in Sacramento for a research law firm.  Equipped with this legal experience, Alex then pursued a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University, graduating cum laude.

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