The health care industry occupies about one sixth of our economy and touches every facet of our lives. Given the depth and breadth of health care, state and federal governments inject themselves into every decision possible. As a result, the field of health care is the most widely regulated industry/service in the U.S. The body of law covering the field of health care is often cumbersome, contradictory, costly, and simply impossible to navigate from a healthcare professional’s point of view.
Today ACA, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers place a tremendous burden on the professional, regulating what can and cannot be done and when and where it is to be done; chased by mountains of paperwork and regulatory landmines waiting to catch the unsuspecting professional. All this chased by a litigious society just waiting to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Our view of health care law is laser focused from the perspective of the health care professional. We are deeply concerned with the health care professional’s relationship with the patient, the institution, and the government. Our simple mission is to provide health professionals with the best possible legal representation in all aspects of health care law. Our team of health care attorneys assist providers in a wide variety of health laws areas; from regulatory, transactional, and litigation to licensure and criminal defense.
Health care law requires a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience with issues surrounding the standard of care, legal duties and ethics, government regulation, compliance, and administrative law. Often there is a lot at stake for health professionals facing civil, criminal and administrative actions. Given the complexity and costs involved in health law issues, and the vast body of law regulating health care, we have chosen to specialize in health care law so that we can better represent our clients. Focusing on health care law allows our health care attorneys to develop an extensive understanding of the ins and outs of every area of health care law. This focus also allows our health care attorneys to stay on top of the changes in health care law and gain a wealth of experience in various areas of health care law. Over the past 25 years, we have represented hundreds, if not thousands, of health professionals and have developed extensive experience in many areas of health care law.
All of the firm’s attorneys are designated health care attorneys and devote their full-time practice to the many aspects of health care law. Several of our health care attorneys are highly educated in health care law, achieving masters of law degrees in health care law. Our other health care attorneys are exceptionally experienced in health care law, having practiced health care law for decades. Our health care attorneys are passionate about helping health professionals. We understand the hard work and sacrifices it takes to become a health professional and we fight aggressively to help health professionals protect their license, career, practice, assets and reputation.
Fraud and Abuse – our health care attorneys defend individuals accused of health care fraud. We handle both civil and criminal fraud charges. Our health care attorneys have experience defending providers accused of false claims, and anti-kickback and Stark law violations.
Licensing and Employment – Our attorneys represent health professional with licensure issues such as professional board inquiries, hearings, complaints, investigation, and other disciplinary issues. We also assist with obtaining a professional license, DEA registration, and CMS participation. Our health care attorneys help with employment matters such as credentialing and privileges issues, employment contracts and termination matters.
Litigation – Our health care attorneys have been defending providers accused of medical malpractice for over 25 years. We have also defended correctional health care providers for over 20 years.
Regulatory – Our health care attorneys work with providers and practices to ensure compliance with the many state and federal laws and regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, CMS regulations, fraud and abuse laws, DEA regulations and FDA regulations. Our health care attorneys frequently assist with compliance / routine audits.
Transactional – our attorneys handle transactions matters, including selling and acquiring a practice or pharmacy, practice and pharmacy start-up, drafting and review of employment contracts, contract disputes and employment matters.