Health Care & Human Services
Our attorneys know healthcare providers have been faced with an exponential increase in the expense of doing business while having to comply with a proliferation of complex laws and regulations. We stay abreast of the ever-changing laws and regulations pertinent to the healthcare industry and we use industry and legal knowledge to develop innovative and practical solutions for our clients. We routinely provide our clients with timely, cost-effective analyses and explanations of the significant legal issues, risks, benefits and potential consequences of existing and emerging healthcare matters.
We represent a wide variety of healthcare providers, including for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and individuals in the healthcare field, including healthcare networks, hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, group practices and clinics, mental health and mental disability service providers, alcoholism and substance abuse providers, healthcare associations, medical transportation companies and durable medical equipment suppliers.
Regulatory, Compliance, Licensing and Certification
Our lawyers routinely assist clients in addressing a range of health care compliance and regulatory issues, as well as in government audits and investigations, and, if necessary, litigation. We develop and implement compliance plans every type of provider. We also advise clients on matters involving federal and state anti-kickback and physicians self-referral laws. We have excellent working relationship with state and federal regulators, and we are adept at securing their cooperation to achieve client’s objectives,
Government and Payor Audits, Investigations & Litigation
Our attorneys have successfully litigated matters related to Medicare and Medicaid, RICO, consumer fraud and deceptive practices, as well as fraud and abuse and investigation matters, health insurance, licensing and HMO credentialing. We also guide clients through the maze of rules governing the coverage and billing of services under Medicare and Medicaid. When clients face the unpleasant attention of government audits and investigations, we assist them through the process, including administrative and Inspector General investigations and hearings, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, grand jury, independent counsel and congressional investigations, and civil and criminal litigation.
Enterprise Development and Financial Services
Our attorneys guide healthcare organizations in developing business plans, securing financing for projects, and planning and implementing their business models and strategies. We have served as lead counsel and special counsel to clients as buyers, sellers, lenders and investors. We understand the issues affecting both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare clients, and we are experienced in helping them maximize their tax benefits and achieve their business objectives. We counsel clients on the business and tax benefits and consequences of restructuring to achieve non-profit and tax-exempt status.
Health Care & Human Services Chair
Practice Area Alerts
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