Health Care

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; and,
  • 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; and,
  • Health insurers, reinsurers, employer-sponsored health plans, and third party administrators and claims processors.
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