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Healthcare Business Transactions

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.

Business Transaction Counseling

Our business transaction counseling focuses on our clients’ transactional and contractual needs from legal and business perspectives.

We offer targeted due diligence investigations for corporate and personal compliance relating to anti-kickback and fee-splitting laws, state and federal self-referral prohibitions, reimbursement challenges, and other state and federal laws. Our approach strikes a delicate balance between our clients’ business objectives and the often-contradictory realities of the regulatory morass they must navigate.

We routinely advise clients on the full range of issues that arise in 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

Mergers and Acquisitions

Healthcare in our country is going through a transformation-and so is the business of taking care of patients. Solo practitioners—the “country doctor”—are fading away and so-called “super groups” have taken 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 our process is accurate planning, integration, and risk management. Indeed, there is far more to consolidating practices or delivery systems than merely sharing an office and a NPI number.

Navigating Multidisciplinary Collaboration

The changing paradigm in healthcare is that treatment decisions are no longer made in isolation by individual treating providers. Provider groups or delivery systems that can effectively deliver coordinated care, in multidisciplinary collaboration, and in line with marketplace realities and opportunities, are generally positioned to thrive.

A multidisciplinary group is one in which providers of different specialties share facilities, administration, income and expenses, support staff, and equipment. Indeed, as medicine becomes increasing specialized, multidisciplinary group providers can collaborate with providers well-versed in other areas of medicine to treat the whole patient. The result can be seamless referrals along with opportunities for patients to develop a relationship with support and administrative staff that transfers across all their lines of treatment.

We have significant experience in advising clients not only on the legal, operational, and financial dynamics of multidisciplinary practice, but also in the practical realities of integrating multiple clinical specialties and ancillary services lines into a single, cohesive delivery unit.

  • Posted on: Dec 22 2017