Wallis S. Stromberg

Wallis S. Stromberg

Of Counsel

P: 303.892.7478

F: 303.893.1379

Location

Denver

Assistant

Hilary Clyne

P: 303.892.7537

Admitted In

  • Colorado

Wallis S. Stromberg engages in a diverse health law practice, including the representation of physicians, hospitals, provider networks and other health care providers. Mr. Stromberg’s representation of clients has included advice on contracting, the organization, sale and acquisition of their businesses, employment matters, financing transactions, recruitment, joint venture, compliance with Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Stark laws, multi-disciplinary practices, antitrust concerns, collaborative care models, and other operational matters.  

Mr. Stromberg is a frequent lecturer on health law issues for continuing education programs, professional organizations, and health care provider groups. He is a member of the American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations, the American Health Lawyers Association, and Medical Group Management Association, and is a former chair of the Health Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. He has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters and was named in The Best Lawyers in America® in health law for several years.

Education

University of Michigan, J.D., 1973
University of Michigan, B.A., 1970

Some of Mr. Stromberg’s recent projects included: 

  • Sale of a large physician medical group practice to a health care system. 
  • Formation of a joint operating company to operate two large hospital systems. 
  • Structuring a hospital-physician joint management agreement to operate a specialty care unit. 
  • Formation of multidisciplinary practices involving physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists. 
  • Formation of joint ventures to acquire and operate dialysis facilities. 
  • Advising large multispecialty group practices and hospitals on Stark and anti-kickback issues relating to ancillary services.
September 2014

Denver Health Care Symposium

Responding to the Change to Payment for Value

A panel discussion about how Colorado's healthcare sector is planning for and adjusting to the shift from payment for volume to payment for value.

September 2013

Reform and the Physician

Denver Osteopathic Foundation's Primary Care Update

August 2012

45 DGS Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.

August 2011

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Thirty-eight DGS attorneys, including nearly half of the firm’s partners, were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide to legal excellence.  The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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March 2011

PDACA: Reform and the Employer

Colorado Healthcare Association for Human Resource Management Seminar

February 2011

Two Sides of Physician Practice Acquisitions

Colorado HFMA Compliance Conference

August 2010

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Top “Best Lawyers” List in Colorado

The newly announced, 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based law practices for corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions law, natural resources law, oil and gas law and securities law. This year Best Lawyers recognizes 36 DGS attorneys, including 13 who have been named to the list for at least 10 years. Nearly half (46 percent) of DGS partners are recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence, in addition to several attorneys of counsel to the firm. Best Lawyers is a peer-review survey of more than 39,000 in-house counsels and private practice attorneys.

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August 2009

FTC and HHS Issue Breach Notification Rules for Electronic Health Information

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”), Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to issue rules requiring certain entities to notify consumers if there has been a breach in the security of their personal health information.

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July 2009

FTC Again Delays Enforcement of the Red Flags Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a press release on July 29, 2009, announcing another three-month delay in its enforcement of the Red Flags Rule.

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June 2009

Scam Alert from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Please take note of the following scam alert issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  CMS has become aware of a scam where perpetrators are sending faxes to physician offices posing as the Medicare carrier or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).  

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May 2009

THE FTC “Red Flags" Rule

CBA Health Law Group Presentation

Combating Medical Identity Theft: Compliance for Healthcare Providers

Presentation Materials

"Red Flags Rule"

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will delay enforcement of the “Red Flags” Rule until August 1, 2009, providing physicians’ offices and hospitals with an additional three months to implement written identity theft prevention programs.

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April 2009

"Red Flags Rule" - New FTC Regulations Require Healthcare Providers to Combat Identity Theft

In just a few weeks, on May 1, 2009, many healthcare providers will be required to comply with new Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regulations aimed at reducing identity theft (the "Red Flag Rules" or the "Rules").  The Rules apply broadly to any "creditor" that maintains "covered accounts."

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February 2009

Significant HIPAA Modifications in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Tucked away in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act,” commonly referred to as the “Stimulus Bill”) are significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"). Considering the magnitude of these changes, they flew through Congress with surprising clandestineness.

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December 2008

CMS Finalizes the Anti-Markup Rule in the 2009 Final Physician Fee Schedule

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2009 (2009 MPFS) was released on October 20, 2008, and published in the Federal Register on November 18th.  The 2009 MPFS includes final regulations regarding Medicare payment limitations for certain reassigned diagnostic tests.

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September 2008

Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes and Regulations - Colorado

American Health Lawyers Association

It is unlawful for a an officer or employee of any local or regional board of health, or the Department of Public Health and the Environment to accept any gift, remuneration, or other consideration, directly or indirectly, for incorrect or improper performance of his or her board duties. 

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December 2003

Who is Helping the Doctor: Physicians' Delegation of Medical Services

The Colorado Lawyer

Co-authors: Wallis S. Stromberg and Claudia Brett Goldin

This article addresses physicians’ delegation of medical services to unlicensed individuals pursuant to CRS § 12-36-106(3)(l). It covers Board of Medical Examiners Rules regarding such delegation and clarifies that other non-physician health care providers provide services pursuant to separate legal authority.

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September 2000

Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Solicitation Clauses in Employment Contracts

Yu Stromberg Cleveland, P.C.

Co-authors: Wallis S. Stromberg and Paul D. Godec

In many of today’s highly competitive industries, information and knowledge truly represent power in the marketplace. Of course, to unleash the power and profitability of the information, employers often must impart proprietary information and knowledge to their employees. In order to insulate proprietary information from business competitors, employers frequently attempt to protect their competitive business advantages by requiring their employees
to sign employment contracts containing covenants not to compete, non-disclosure provisions,
and non-solicitation provisions.

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January 1999

Pearls of Capitation Contracting

American College of Physician Executives

Co-authors: Barbara L. Crawford and Wallis S. Stromberg

In this chapter, our attention will turn to some key provisions in capitation contracts on which the physician leader should focus his or her attention. In earlier sections, the nature of risk taking, the meaning of capitation, and various approaches to capitation have been discussed. Now we will look at converting these concepts into a workable contract.

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