The health care industry is a highly regulated and rapidly changing industry. Our attorneys have expertise providing counsel to clients on matters including:
- Health information technology and issues relating to electronic health records, cloud computing, software licensing, hardware acquisitions, and IT services and outsourcing.
- Defending and managing audits and investigations of potential False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law or other fraud and abuse violations; advising on self-disclosures; and negotiation of settlements and corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with government agencies.
- Transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; designing and negotiating physician-hospital alignment arrangements; and joint ventures and partnerships among health care providers and with health plans.
- Privacy and security compliance, including counseling clients on HIPAA and HITECH; designing compliance policies and procedures; internal compliance audits; responding to OCR investigations; monetizing health data; and managing and reporting data breaches.
- Corporate, regulatory, and strategic counseling issues, such as corporate structure, new business models, governance, licensure, certification and accreditation, and medical staff structures.
- Employee benefits and executive compensation.
- Tax exempt status and issues of inurement and private benefit.
- Real estate acquisitions and leasing.
- Licensure and accreditation.
Our health care clients include, among others:
- Institutional health care providers, such as academic and community hospitals and health systems;
- Senior living and post-acute care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community care retirement facilities, and home care and hospice facilities.
- Physician groups, ambulatory surgery center and hospital developers, and ancillary service providers.
- National provider and trade associations.
- Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
- Health insurers, reinsurers, employer-sponsored health plans, and third party administrators and claims processors.