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Arbitration

Rely on arbitrators with the expertise you need, and rules that ensure claims are resolved quickly, inexpensively, and fairly. Parties select arbitrators from candidate lists tailored to their needs. To maintain a fair and balanced roster, AHLA recruits neutrals with experience representing both payers and providers, employees and employers, and residents and facilities.

Need help? Review our Instructions for Filing a ClaimFee Schedule, and Ethics Code

Current Rules of Procedure

Please Note:  Claims are resolved under the version of the rules in effect on the date they are filed. Previous versions of our rules of procedure are available for reference.

Multi-Strike Ranking Options

  • 5 candidates: each party may strike up to one candidate 
  • 10 candidates: each party may strike up to two candidates
  • 12 candidates: each party may strike up to three candidates
  • 15 candidates: each party may strike up to five candidates

These options are particularly well suited for health care companies in high stakes disputes who want greater control over who will resolve the claim.

Employment Cases

Arbitration agreements that are a condition of employment receive greater judicial scrutiny than standard commercial clauses.  While our rules on employment cases are on par with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and JAMS (see a side-by-side comparison for easy reference), the Dispute Resolution Service outdistances all competitors in the depth of its expertise in health care employment.

Standard Arbitration Clause

Always have a backup plan. Use the standard arbitration clause or tailor an agreement to your client’s needs with the AHLA Guide to Drafting Arbitration Clauses:

Any dispute arising out of or relating to this contract or the subject matter thereof, or any breach of this contract, including any dispute regarding the scope of this clause, will be resolved through arbitration administered by the American Health Law Association Dispute Resolution Service and conducted pursuant to the AHLA Rules of Procedure for Arbitration. Judgment on the award may be entered and enforced in any court having jurisdiction.
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AHLA administers arbitrations and mediations through a secure electronic Case Management System.

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Party representatives and their support staff receive instant notice of all new messages, documents, and financial transactions.

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Need Help?

If you’re having trouble navigating the case management system or have questions about our services, we have resources available to help:

If these resources do not answer your question, please contact us.  

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