Landahl, Darryl T.

Vice President, Associate General Counsel at DaVita Medical Group

Darryl Landahl advises health care providers in structuring complex health care transactions and relationships. He has considerable experience representing some of the largest health care companies in the United States, as both in-house and outside counsel. Most recently, his practice has focused heavily on representing large medical groups in the rapidly evolving fields of provider-managed care and value based payment.

Darryl has substantial experience representing health care industry clients on a state and national level in regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. He has particular expertise in risk-based and other types of payor contracting, and developing IPAs and provider networks. He also has extensive experience advising clients on federal and state fraud and abuse laws and corporate practice of medicine restrictions, as well as negotiating a wide array of health care administrative service agreements.

Previous Experience

Vice President, Associate General Counsel at DaVita Medical Group

Representative Matters
  • Represents multi-state medical group in negotiating risk-based and other payor contracts, including for global risk, shared risk and other forms of value based payment.

  • Represents multi-state medical group in structuring management services arrangements in compliance with corporate practice of medicine and fraud and abuse restrictions.

  • Represents multi-state medical group in establishing, operating and participating in Medicare ACOs, including under the Pioneer, MSSP, and Next Generation models.

  • Represents California restricted Knox Keene health care service plan in maintaining license and regulatory issues.

  • Provided in-house counsel to multi-state medical group in due diligence and structuring of numerous acquisitions of medical groups and IPAs.

  • Provided general corporate and health care regulatory advice to multi-state medical group.

  • Counsel to Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center based in Casa Grande, Arizona, in negotiating the sale of the hospital assets to Banner Health pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement and related transactions.

  • General corporate and health care regulatory advice counsel to Colorado Pain Care, LLC in connection with its joint venture formation and participation in private equity backed pain care platform.

  • Counsel to Union County, New Mexico in connection with general corporate and health care regulatory matters with respect to Union County General Hospital, including operating and management agreements and potential acquisition of hospital assets.

  • Counsel to Fertility Lab Sciences in the formation of a new fertility laboratory joint venture in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Counsel to Fertility Laboratories of Toronto, LLC in a joint venture transaction with Thomas Hannam Medicine Professional Corporation to establish Fertility Laboratories of Toronto Inc. and Fertility Surgical Centres of Toronto Inc.

  • Led a multidisciplinary health care, corporate, real estate, tax and intellectual property team in providing counsel to a start-up health insurance company and participant in the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program created under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Counsel to Regional Care Physicians Group, Inc., an Arizona non-profit corporation in an asset purchase agreement with an Arizona medical practice group.

  • Counsel to Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in its agreement and plan of merger by and among Cancer Treatment Services Arizona, LLC, Cancer Treatment Services International, Arizona LLC, Regional Health Care Ventures and Arizona Radiation Therapy Management Services, Inc.

  • Represented a healthcare company in creating innovative new joint venture ownership structure for in vitro fertilization labs, leveraging best of breed technologies and best practices through licensing and management systems. Researched and created innovative corporate and business structure achieving business priorities while addressing competing requirements in areas of corporate, tax, insurance, consumer finance, and health care, including restrictions on corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, self-referral, and anti-kickback.

  • Catholic Healthcare West Mercy Gilbert Medical Center v. PacifiCare of Arizona, Inc., Arbitrated issue of whether Medicare-based reimbursement under an MA Plan contract includes capital costs for "new hospital" when paid on a cost basis and not prospectively under the IPPS Pricer, and issue of the application of Hall Street to standard of judicial review of arbitration awards in Arizona.

  • Advised Medicare Advantage organizations and Part D sponsor in developing sales and marketing programs in compliance with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).

  • Advised health plans in developing and implementing compliance programs for Medicare Advantage, Part D and commercial health plans.

  • Represented clients in negotiating provider network participation agreements between health plans and health care providers.

  • Represented clients in reimbursement disputes between health plans and contracted and non-contracted hospitals and other providers, including with respect to reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid.

News & Events

Former, Board of Directors, WellCare Foundation

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2002, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • B.S., 1999, Arizona State University
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

American Health Law Association