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.
  • 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.
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