Healthcare

We have extensive experience in all aspects of the federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations for healthcare industry providers, payers, vendors and patients. Our healthcare practice focuses on operational, regulatory and transactional legal issues. We routinely help health care organizations and professionals meet specific regulatory requirements and address compliance issues that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPPA”), Medicare/Medicaid, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Act, Stark, and other health care fraud and self-referral laws.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing both institutional and individual health care providers. Our clients include hospitals (both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations), skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, DME companies, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical labs, physical therapy agencies, medical groups, pharmacies/compound pharmacies, IPAs and individual physicians.

Our success is a direct result of the knowledge and hands on experience that our attorneys bring to the table. We use our familiarity with the healthcare industry to craft workable solutions in the following areas:

  • All areas of litigation and regulatory administrative hearings
  • Joint ventures and business affiliations
  • Sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Secured financing
  • Corporate practice of medicine compliance
  • Hospital operations (general acute care, psychiatric and rehabilitation)
  • Licensing and accreditation
  • Reimbursement
  • Regulatory law including: Medicare overpayment hearings, CLIA revocation hearings, and Medi-Cal withhold/suspension actions
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Employment issues
  • Compliance with fraud and abuse laws, and physician self-referral laws
  • Managed care network development and contracting (including risk sharing and other incentive arrangements)
  • Management of medical groups and IPAs
  • Credentialing and medical staff privileges
  • Medical Office Real Estate development