Scott C. Palecki

Scott C. Palecki


Kansas City

32 Corporate Woods
9225 Indian Creek Pkwy #600
Overland Park, KS 66210

T: 913.253.2128
F: 866.346.2033

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Scott C. Palecki is a partner in the firm, practicing extensively in the area of business and health care. He has devoted his professional career to the representation of clients doing business in the health care industry. Scott’s clients have included hospitals, hospital systems, rural and governmental hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing facilities, home health and hospice businesses, laboratories, medical tourism companies, pharmacies, imaging centers, urgent care centers, and retail health businesses. Scott also works extensively with physicians and physician practices assisting in a myriad of complex legal questions. Scott serves as the practice group leader of the firm’s health care practice group.

Scott has developed long-standing relationships with health care clients and provides guidance and counsel on matters relating to operational, regulatory, reimbursement and compliance issues, including the Stark law, fraud and abuse, and physician compensation. He also provides expertise concerning Medicare and Medicaid certification and reimbursement, managed care and individual and facility licensure, and has handled numerous matters concerning medical staff bylaws, peer review, and credentialing matters. Scott has participated in many health care and corporate transactions including the development and syndication of numerous hospitals and ASCs throughout the United States, purchase and sale of hospitals and critical access hospitals, ASCs, physician practices and other ancillary health care businesses. Finally, Scott has assisted in several critical access hospital “replacement” projects.

In addition to his health care practice, Scott has led the firm’s state and local tax practice before the Kansas State Court of Tax Appeals for over a decade. He regularly represents clients before the Court concerning valuation, classification, tax exemption and other state and local taxation matters. Scott’s substantial experience includes complex commercial properties such as refineries, fertilizer plants, chemical plants and other complex manufacturing, processing and aerospace facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, big box retail stores, shopping malls, office buildings (including medical office buildings), hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, and oil and gas properties. Scott is a member of the Court of Tax Appeals Bench-Bar Committee.

He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, its highest rating for lawyers who have obtained a reputation among their peers for exemplary professional expertise, experience and stature. Scott has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Health Care Law. In 2016 he was named by Best Lawyers® the Kansas City, KS Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” and in 2013 he was named the Wichita Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Scott is also recognized by Chambers USA as a leading health care and business attorney in the United States for his transactional practice and health care related work.

Scott is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys (former President), and the Kansas, Wichita, and Topeka Bar Associations.

Scott is also a former Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law where he taught Health Law for several years. He continues to frequently lecture on a variety of health law issues to clients, associations, and to other lawyers and groups.

Scott, his wife Kristin, and their five boys live in the Kansas City area.


  • Washburn University (J.D., 1996)
    cum laude
  • Washburn University (B.A., 1992)
    summa cum laude


  • U.S. Tax Court (1998)
  • Kansas (1996)
  • Missouri (1997)
Community Involvement
  • Active volunteer youth football, baseball and basketball coach for various organizations.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Kansas City, KS Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the 2013 Wichita Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Health Care Law, 2009-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List 2008-2009, 2011-2013 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States in the area of Corporate/M&A Law, 2012-2014
  • Kansas Bar Association Health Law Section - Past President (2004-2005)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • American Association of Health Lawyers
  • Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys Board of Directors and Current Secretary of the Board
  • Washburn University Law School Former Adjunct Professor


  • Ethics Minefields Created by the Yates Memo (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel)
  • Trump/Repeal and Replace? The Future of Health Care (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)
  • MIPS, APMs, and other MACRAnyms: The Futue of Quality (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)
  • Physician Compensation Arrangements: Those that Violate Stark, Those That Don’t, and Those That Are Debatable (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • Alternate Payment Arrangements (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • Transforming American Healthcare from a pee-for-services System to a Pay-for Value Delivery Model (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)
  • Update on Payment and Reimbursement Issues Including an Update on Bundled Payment Initiatives (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • Living in the Real World: Case Studies on How to Handle Potential Overpayments and False Claims (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)
  • Update on Payment and Reimbursement Issues Including an Update on Bundled Payment Initiatives (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • Health Reform – What’s Next – Panel (2013 KBA Health Law Institute)
  • Dealing With Fraud and Abuse Issues in Today’s Health Care Climate (KAHCE, KAHCE Annual Meeting and Education)
  • Keep Your Friends Close...Physician-Hospital Collaboration (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Health Law Institute)


  • Recent Developments in Physician Self-Referral and Fraud and Abuse: Impact of PPACA (KBA Health Law Institute)
  • Healthcare Reform and Its Affect on Rural Healthcare Providers (Hays Medical Center, Hays Medical Center Leadership Symposium)
  • Recent Developments in Physician Self-Referral, Fraud and Abuse, and Medicare Reimbursement: Impact of PPACA (Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual Meeting)


  • Overview of the New Health Care Reform Act: Patient Protection and Affordable Care and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Acts of 2010 ("PPACH") (Wichita Bar Association)
  • Creating Research Standards of Procedure (SOP's) to Comply With Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Guidelines (Foulston Siefkin Regional Bioscience Law Conference)
  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Care Reform (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law Institute)
  • Lessons Learned from the Recent CMS Enforcement Activity Including a Discussion of the Tuomey Verdict and How to Evaluate Your Compliance Risk (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • The Red Flags Rule for Health Care Providers (KHIMA)
  • Staying Ahead of a Fast-Changing Health Care Regulatory Environment (Client Administrator’s Conference)
  • FTC Red Flags Rule, Medical Identity Theft, and Health-Care Providers (KMGMA Fall Conference)
  • Legal Issues Involving the Physical Therapy Industry (Client Owner’s Meeting)
  • Stark Law and Fraud and Abuse in the Real World (Foulston Siefkin Health Law Institute)
  • Red Flags Rule and the 2010 OPPS Rule (Foulston Siefkin Health Law Institute)
  • Physician Integration (Part 1) Recruiting for Integration (Kansas Association of Health Care Executives)


  • Kansas Health Care- Organizations (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law Basics Conference)
  • Physician Agreements – Legal Issues and Landmines for the Unwary (Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter)
  • 2009 IPPS Rule – Significant New Stark Law Developments (Health Law Institute)
  • Top Ten Legal Updates in Healthcare (Foulston Siefkin Health Law Institute)
  • Stark Law in the Real World (Health Law Institute)