C. Frederick Geilfuss


C. Frederick Geilfuss


C. Frederick (Fred) Geilfuss II is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Fred counsels health systems, hospitals, medical clinics, rehabilitation agencies, nursing homes and other health care providers on general operational concerns,  and regulatory and business matters. He has many years of experience in health care acquisitions, integrated delivery service issues, managed care contracting, defense of providers against government enforcement actions, finance, real estate, administrative and medical staff issues, physician recruitment, fraud and abuse matters, and other health law issues. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team. Fred is co-chair of the Health Care Industry Team Business and Transactions Work Group.

Before joining the firm, Fred served as a law clerk to the Hon. Harlington Wood, Jr., Circuit Judge, on the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. Upon completing the clerkship, he became an attorney on the Civil Division Appellate Staff at the United States Department of Justice, representing the United States Department of Health and Human Services in matters involving Medicare and Medicaid as well as other federal agencies.

Awards and Recognition

Fred has been recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding health care transaction lawyers by Nightingale’s Health Care News. He also has received a Lilly Award for his service on behalf of the mentally ill. Fred has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-2023) in the field of Health Care Law. He holds a peer review rating at AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system.


Fred’s professional memberships include the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

He serves on the boards of directors of several civic, charitable and health organizations, including the University School of Milwaukee Endowment, Mequon Nature Preserve, Grand Avenue Club, Inc. (formerly president), Curative Foundation, Inc. (currently serving as president), Versiti, Inc., and the Gardner Foundation.

Presentations and Publications

Fred has written extensively on health care topics. Most recently he co-authored “Alternative Payment Models Pose Big Opportunity,” CFO (May 25, 2017).

5-16 December 2022 Events

CLE Weeks

Please join Foley & Lardner at our Milwaukee office for this year's Annual CLE Weeks. This conference will feature six days of engaging speakers providing sessions focused on the areas of manufacturing, innovative technology, healthcare, energy, ethics, and beyond.
06 September 2022 Blogs

CMS Reports Medicare Shared Savings Program Saved Medicare $1.66 Billion in 2021

On August 30, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) had saved the Medicare program $1.66 billion in 2021 as compared to spending targets, while delivering high-quality care.
23 August 2022 Blogs

Proposed Revisions to Medicare Shared Savings Program: CMS Encourages Participation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of 2023 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, has proposed significant revisions to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
05 July 2022 Blogs

Price Transparency Enforcement is Here – Hospitals Beware

On June 7, 2022, after months of written warnings, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has levied its first fines nationwide on two affiliated Georgia hospitals for violations of CMS’ Hospital Price Transparency Rule.
09 June 2022 In the News

Frederick Geilfuss Discusses Hospitals and Price Transparency Compliance

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Frederick Geilfuss is quoted in a Modern Healthcare article, “Fines kicking in after slow start to hospital transparency rule".