Health Care

We provide a wide range of legal services to health care providers and other clients involved in the health care industry. Our key strength is our ability to combine broad experience in the health care field and expertise in health care regulation with our special skills in serving the business needs of our clients. Our strengths and experience are reflected in our client base. It includes virtually every type of health care provider, from individual practitioners to large, multi-institutional health care systems. We represent individual providers and group practices, ambulatory care facilities, clinics, home health agencies, community health centers, health insurers and hospitals. In addition to these clients, we represent other businesses involved in the health care field, such as companies dealing in health information technology, health care-related software, and manufacturers and distributors of medical products. Our services include:

Medical and Dental Providers and Other Practitioners:

  • Formation of professional corporations, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, general and limited partnerships, and other entities
  • Development of bylaws, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements
  • Preparation, review, and negotiation of employment, leased employee, and independent contractor agreements
  • Review and negotiation of hospital agreements, including recruitment agreements and service agreements
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of buy-in documents
  • Structuring and negotiation of practice acquisitions and sales
  • Review and negotiation of payor agreements
  • Practice reorganizations and dissolutions

 

Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Health Facilities

  • Facility development, including ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other specialized facilities
  • Acquisition and sale of medical and dental practices, nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities
  • Joint ventures, including physician/hospital joint ventures and joint ventures among hospitals
  • Financing transactions
  • Corporate governance and board oversight and roles and responsibilities
  • Managed care negotiations, including value based reimbursement agreements, such as pay-for-performance and AQC
  • Provider credentialing and contracting
  • Medical staff affairs
  • Patient care matters

 

Other Health Care Entities

  • License and distribution agreements for Electronic Health Record systems
  • Acquisitions, sales, mergers, and dissolutions of health care enterprises
  • Technology relationships
  • Pharmaceutical company relationships

 

Regulatory Matters

  • Licensure and accreditation
  • Certificate of Need
  • Anti-kickback and Stark law compliance
  • Tax-exemption and public charity matters
  • HIPAA and other confidentiality issues