Healthcare (Business and Regulatory)
The labyrinth of laws and regulations governing the practices of healthcare providers grows more complicated with each passing year. We offer expertise in a wide range of business and regulatory matters faced by individuals and entities in healthcare. Our healthcare clients include hospitals, hospital authorities, nursing homes, physician group practices, physical therapists, athletic trainers, health insurers, and other providers. Clients regularly engage our lawyers to design and provide advice on a broad spectrum of issues including choice of healthcare entity, corporate document drafting and design, integration and management, corporate compliance, and joint venture arrangements.
We also assist clients in designing transactional arrangements such as the provision of in-office ancillary services, the purchase of outside diagnostic testing and professional reading services, physician recruitment plans, the implementation of medical director and management arrangements, the lease of healthcare space and healthcare equipment (including magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy, and athletic training equipment).
In addition, our healthcare lawyers regularly advise clients with respect to complicated healthcare compliance issues involving the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, Medicare, HIPAA, fraud and abuse laws, and other state and federal healthcare laws and regulations. Our healthcare attorneys also provide advice on licensing, billing, reimbursement, and credentialing.
We also provide advice regarding nonprofit and tax exempt issues for healthcare clients who are tax exempt. We assist these clients in organizational design, obtaining tax exemption, business and tax planning, nonprofit sector compliance, corporate governance, and litigation matters. We also advise these clients on operational matters such as information reporting and filing, private inurement issues, excess benefit transactions, unrelated business income taxation, executive compensation, labor and employment issues, and joint venture arrangements.