TALLAHASSEE, September 29, 2020 – Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP is pleased to announce that Stefan R. Grow, most recently General Counsel for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, has joined as Counsel in the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. "We are excited to welcome Stefan to the firm," said Parker Hudson's Managing Partner, Harrison Roberts. "The addition of Stefan to the Tallahassee office immediately adds to the services we can provide to our clients in Florida and throughout the country."
"Stefan’s excellent depth of experience across the board in healthcare matters and administrative litigation complements our existing capabilities, and his broad skill set adds immediate value to our clients," said Seann Frazier, head of the firm's Tallahassee Healthcare Practice. "His addition broadens our experience base and bolsters our core strengths."
As chief legal advisor to the Agency’s Secretary and senior management team, Mr. Grow managed a wide range of state, federal and administrative law matters involving health facility regulation, litigation, reimbursement and Medicaid policy issues. He has significant experience with Medicaid managed care, healthcare facility regulation and government procurement.
During his time at the Agency, Mr. Grow provided counsel on every significant Medicaid managed care contract matter, oversaw the legal defense of Florida’s 2018 Medicaid Managed Care procurement, to date the largest procurement in state history with $90 billion of contracts awarded, advised on the largest fine ever issued against a hospital in Florida, and wrote regulations requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state to have a generator on site in the event of an emergency power loss. Additionally, he advised the Agency and the Governor’s Office throughout the state’s response to COVID-19, including writing or counseling on nearly every healthcare facility related order issued by the state.
In his current practice, Stefan provides counsel to healthcare clients regulated by the government on issues including licensure; ownership transactions; Medicaid program issues; and fraud, abuse and compliance. He also advises Medicaid managed care plans on contract interpretation and matters before the Agency.
In addition, Stefan’s experience at the executive level of state government allows him to help clients navigate the state’s healthcare agencies to identify opportunity and to advise on contract procurements and bid protest litigation. He also has extensive experience counseling on public records and Florida’s "sunshine" laws.
"I am excited to be joining Parker Hudson," said Grow. "The depth of the healthcare practice at the firm is truly best in class. I look forward to working with the team and continuing the growth of the healthcare practice."
Parker Hudson's Healthcare practice encompasses more than 30 attorneys in Georgia and Florida focusing on corporate, regulatory, compliance and civil litigation services to health industry clients, including specialized representation in mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and reimbursement matters, and complex litigation in state and federal courts.