Larry Gage is a senior counsel in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C. office who focuses his practice primarily on public sector and nonprofit health law and policy. In 1981, Larry founded the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), serving as president for over 30 years, developing and achieving enactment of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reforms that are the economic lifeblood of hospitals serving a disproportionate number of elderly and low-income patients.
Along with his advocacy and health policy representation of NAPH, Larry’s clients have included major teaching hospitals, medical schools, integrated health and hospital systems, and state and local governments across the country. He has assisted clients with mergers, reorganizations, conversion to other corporate structures, and negotiation of complex contracts, affiliation agreements, and joint ventures. He is a cofounder of the American International Health Alliance, which is funded by USAID, PEPFAR, and other U.S. and international organizations. He has provided advice and assistance to clients throughout the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Larry has written and lectured extensively on health law and policy. He served as deputy assistant secretary for health legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services and as staff counsel and subcommittee staff director for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee (now the HELP Committee).