HEALTHCARE

With U.S. healthcare expenditures today topping 18% of GDP and rising, the need for skilled legal counsel with experience in every sector of healthcare is greater than ever. We were among the first firms to establish a dedicated healthcare practice, and we have since been a substantial force in healthcare legal services. Our attorneys are trusted partners across the many disciplines and businesses of healthcare.

  • Represented Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, in its affiliation with UPMC.
  • Represented numerous clients in forming joint ventures to operate ambulatory emergency centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, home health agencies and hospitals.
  • Successfully represented a hospital before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Medicare reimbursement matters.
  • Defended many providers in connection with Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse investigation and proceedings, including chemical, civil and administrative cases.
  • Handled UPMC relations with local, state and federal government.
  • Assisted in the establishment of a Disaster Management Center, where we managed the direction and external relationships with local, state and federal disaster management agencies.
  • Defended numerous providers and individuals in many state and federal False Claim Act matters.
  • Assisted Catholic Health East in connection with various tax-exempt financing transactions.
  • Represented South Side Hospital, Braddock Medical Center and Aliquippa Hospital in their sales to UPMC.
  • Obtained accreditation for a Durable Medical Equipment Supplier.
  • Assisted a pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of a specialty pharmacy.
  • Represented a national care provider in connection with several joint ventures for dialysis clinics.
  • Represented Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, PA, in its affiliation with Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, PA.
  • Represented Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia its multimillion-dollar acquisition of and long-term academic affiliation agreement with Wills Eye Hospital which included its inpatient and ophthalmology residency programs.
  • Assisted in hospital-physician contracting and various physician practice acquisitions.
  • Represented numerous hospitals and their medical staff in peer review proceedings, including due process hearings.
  • Represented Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, in its affiliation with UPMC.
  • Represented Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Norristown, PA, in connection with its affiliation with Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Represented the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in its affiliation with UPMC, which resulted in a new $750 million new pediatric hospital and research center.
  • Represented Allegheny Valley School, Pittsburgh, PA, in its sale to Northwest Human Services, Philadelphia, PA.