Gordon & Rees’s Health Care Pulse Blog

The Health Care Pulse Blog is a forum for Gordon & Rees health care law attorneys to discuss interesting developments in the fields of health and health care law. The blog provides unique and insightful analysis and commentary on those developments, especially on how they may affect the health care industry. The tone of the blog is intended to be more informal and (hopefully) more entertaining than a typical legal blog; for that reason (as well as others), the authors emphasize that the blog reflects their views only, and not the views of their employer, Gordon & Rees LLP.


Kozal, PeggyPeggy Kozal is a of counsel in Gordon & Rees’s Denver office. Peggy focuses her practice on healthcare litigation, Medicare/Medicaid certification and reimbursement, fraud and abuse, provider contracting, licensure and accreditation, regulatory compliance and regulatory disputes. She frequently represents a variety of health care professionals and entities, including long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, hospices, federally qualified health centers, community health centers, behavioral health facilities, physician practices, medical spas, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and other health care providers.

Mills, KatieKatie Mills is a partner at Gordon & Rees’s Pittsburgh office and is a member of the Healthcare practice group. She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of health law business and medical malpractice defense litigation. She has represented a wide array of healthcare providers in western and central Pennsylvania and northwestern West Virginia, including nationally-recognized hospitals and community hospitals, as well as nursing homes, physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and technicians. She has assisted in various medical malpractice trials, arbitrations, and mediations and has successfully argued multiple pre-trial motions in Pennsylvania state court matters.

Mullany, LindaLinda Mullany is a partner in the Health Care practice group of Gordon & Rees. A Registered Nurse, her practice is devoted to advising and representing health care clients in corporate compliance matters, including billing and overpayment issues, HIPAA, HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback rules; regulatory compliance; litigation; employment; and business formation and transaction. She has successfully defended health care providers through trial in elder abuse, malpractice, wrongful death, unfair business practices, breach of contract, fraud and other business claims, and provides consultation and representation on regulatory compliance issues and citation appeals, development of risk avoidance policies and procedures, and general business advisement and litigation.

Puleo, JustinJustin Puleo is an associate in the Raleigh office of Gordon & Rees. His practice focuses on health care regulatory, transactional, and complex litigation work. He counsels hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities, and other health care providers, large and small, on a wide array of matters, including those related to health reform. Mr. Puleo deals with clinical research and intellectual property issues on behalf of clients. He is a registered patent attorney and also a DRC Certified Mediator. He has experience in complex health care litigation and administrative appeals.