Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Service was formed in 1992 to respond to the healthcare field's search for an alternative to the long delays and costs of litigation.
The ADR Service offers competent, trained dispute resolvers with expertise in key areas of healthcare services for a single, reasonably priced fee-for-service. The service provides unique flexibility: parties have to agree on procedural questions, fee payment, and dispute resolver selection before the resolution process begins.
Use the AHLA ADR Service as your health law dispute resolution solution.
Sample Arbitration Contractual Provisions and Sample Mediation Clauses are provided for your convenience.
To initiate either an arbitration or mediation, the parties to the dispute fill out the Request for a Dispute Resolution List and submit it to the Service along with the appropriate administration fee and documentation. In accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Rules of Procedure for arbitration or mediation, developed by the American Health Lawyers Association ADR Service, the interested parties will be sent a list of ten (10) dispute resolvers along with an extensive background and experience description, references, and fee schedule for each. The ten will be chosen by the Service on the basis of their experience in the area of the dispute, geographical location, and other criteria as indicated on the request form. The parties to the dispute will review the qualifications of the ten suggested resolvers and rank them in order of preference from 1 to 9. (Each party has the right to strike one of the names from the list.) The person with the lowest total will be appointed to resolve the case.
The parties to the dispute are responsible for the ADR Service administration fee (submitted at the same time as the Request for a Dispute Resolver List form) and the costs incurred by the dispute resolver (professional fees for meeting and research time, travel time, and expenses, etc.). The ADR Service does not take any percentage of the award.