When it Comes to Healthcare, We’ve Got You Covered
In the U.S. alone, healthcare is annually a $3 trillion business. A leading innovator in the business of healthcare, we have one of the country’s most active teams of attorneys representing both large and small healthcare providers. In just the past few years, we have managed more than 60 major transactions valued at more than $14 billion.
We are able to counsel and represent you on even the most complex healthcare transactions, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, innovative delivery systems, corporate finance, tax-exempt status and tax liability issues, bankruptcy and insurance company relations. We assist with antitrust matters, government contracts, pharmaceutical company contracts, procurement, reimbursement, data security and intellectual property protection. The list covers nearly every type of transaction and business relationship that touches healthcare.
Recent increases in governmental enforcement efforts have resulted in particularly challenging times for healthcare providers. We are able to effectively advise you on managing the intense scrutiny currently carried on by the federal and state governments.
Our team works with you to establish and maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory standards. Among our services are helping with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, Stark law, Anti-Kickback fraud and abuse cases and whistleblower claims. Our healthcare attorneys are also called upon to design and implement corporate compliance programs, as well as conduct educational sessions for board members, employees and medical staff.
Our attorneys are experienced and skilled in other compliance and regulatory matters, including:
- HIPAA and HITECH matters relating to protected health information and data security.
- Internal investigations and associated counsel stemming from allegations of documentation or billing irregularities, unethical conduct or violations of law or regulations.
- Responses to government inquiries and documentation requests such as subpoenas.
Our compliance team includes attorneys across multiple practice areas, including healthcare, litigation, labor and employment, and white-collar defense, who can work together as a team to respond to compliance matters, as needed.
The sheer size and diversity of the healthcare business means that conflicts, whether commercial disputes between companies or issues with state and federal regulatory agencies, are many, varied and complex. Preventing conflicts and litigation is always desirable, of course, and we have many ways to counsel you in how to avoid conflicts, including developing risk management strategies, incident response plans and more.
But disputes do occur, and when they do, our lawyers will counsel and represent you throughout the process.
Litigation may include commercial disputes, employment and labor disputes, contractual disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration, as well as disputes and settlements with administrative agencies. Clients also rely on us for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement appeals, litigation with states’ attorneys general regarding non-profit corporate governance, antitrust, application of charitable trust principles, and defense against civil fraud claims, whistleblowers and qui tam actions.
We also have a dedicated team of trial attorneys who devote their practice to defending the post-acute and long term care industry in complex professional liability and corporate negligence matters throughout the country.
Clients also come to us to address medical staff matters, including disciplinary matters, fair hearings and other matters regarding medical bylaws.