Health Care Practice
The health care industry is now one of the largest industries in the country, and it is expected to continue growing over the next decade. Yet, the health care industry faces some unique challenges, arising from such factors as advances in information and medical technology, an aging population and the emergence of ancillary services such as home health care, an increasingly complicated regulatory environment, and increased incentives for whistleblower lawsuits. Caring for patients is now big business, and like any other big business, health care industry clients need representation in multiple areas of law in order to manage the many moving parts of a modern health care organization—labor and employment, tax, securities, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits, intellectual property and real estate. Our lawyers help individuals and entities engaged in all aspects of the industry with navigating these challenges.
Seasoned Representation of Health Care Providers
Representing clients in the medical profession for over thirty years, we have extensive experience in representing and counseling physicians, group medical practices, private clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers in a variety of legal matters. Our attorneys are also highly skilled in the area of fraud and abuse laws (Anti-Kickback Laws) and physician self-referral laws (Stark Laws). We have extensive experience handling fraud and abuse matters, including criminal investigations and qui tam whistleblower claims. We regularly advise clients regarding Anti-Kickback and Stark issues involved in their business operations. Our extensive experience in this area includes counseling clients regarding hospital-physician relations, planning and structuring a variety of transactions in a manner to minimize federal and state Anti-Kickback and Stark implications, advising clients undergoing government investigations in the fraud and abuse area. Our lawyers also handle a wide range of legal matters including compliance, private health insurance, HIPAA, false claims, physician discipline, manage care contracting, medical staff issues, credentialing and privileges disputes with hospitals and managed care organizations, and practice sales and acquisitions.