Legal Counsel That Understands Your Business Objectives
Our attorneys bring deep experience and knowledge in the business of healthcare. With regulations that exceed nearly every other industry in the United States, the legal, regulatory, reimbursement, and risk allocation factors pertaining to healthcare transactions require counsel that understands and maintains the sophistication to succeed. We offer targeted due diligence investigations for corporate and personal compliance relating to the anti-kickback and fee-splitting laws, state and federal self-referral prohibitions, reimbursement challenges, and other state and federal laws. And we do so in a way that strikes a delicate balance between our client’s business objectives, and the often-contradictory realities of the regulatory morass they must navigate.
Changing Structures of Ownership and Changing the Marketplace
Healthcare in our country is going through a transformation—and so is the business of taking care of patients. Solo practitioners—the “old country doctor”—are fading away and so-called “super groups” are taking center stage. Insurance companies are merging, pharmacies are acquiring smaller chains, and more practitioners are involved in outpatient centers than ever before.
We have experience creating new and innovative entities and transforming healthcare practices and businesses through mergers and acquisitions. Central to this all is proper planning, integration, and risk management. Indeed, there is far more to consolidating practices or delivery systems than merely sharing an office and an NPI number.
Transactional Experience and Prowess to Finish the Deal
We routinely advise clients on the full range of issues that arise in a healthcare business and employment transactions, including:
- Structuring of business and employment transactions
- Designing physician compensation programs
- Due diligence and contract review
- Regulatory compliance and filings
- Review of financial documents
- Security and privacy compliance
- Audit and investigation issues, including post-payment audits
- Addressing regulatory compliance in representations and warranties