Overview

The multitude of regulations and the pace at which they constantly evolve can drown any participant in the health care industry. The firm offers comprehensive regulatory and compliance services to clients throughout the health care space, including providers, life science companies, health care management companies and investors.

Comprehensive solutions and invaluable insight on regulatory issues

We routinely advise clients on fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, fee splitting, corporate practice of medicine, licensure, confidentiality of information, and antitrust issues. Our experience extends to Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement requirements, health information privacy and security, tax exemption issues, licensure, accreditation, certificate of need laws, and medical staff bylaws issues.

Our attorneys represent clients in government investigations and audits, compliance hotline reports, whistle-blower suits, corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues, and medical staff disputes. We also assist with matters relating to licensing standards, Joint Commission accreditation, treatment of medical records, and HIPAA, HITECH Act, ADA and OSHA requirements and confidentiality standards.

We provide sound counsel on minimizing and remediating compliance risk. We help clients:

  • develop, evaluate and update corporate compliance programs and policies
  • perform compliance program reviews
  • advise boards of directors on their compliance oversight responsibilities
  • conduct internal investigations and identify self-reporting strategies

Our credibility and strong working relationships with federal and state enforcement agencies enable us to successfully navigate government investigations and corporate integrity and deferred prosecution agreements. We have extensive experience negotiating equitable settlements with government agencies and whistle-blowers and an excellent track record of defending clients in qui tam litigation.

Business-savvy regulatory support on corporate and transactions matters

We work closely with clients to structure their transactions, physician relationships, contracts and business strategies to comply with regulatory requirements, including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, as well as self-referral prohibitions and reimbursement requirements. Our attorneys identify compliance issues during the due diligence phase of health care transactions and counsel on how to address any risks that may be revealed. We also help clients review the regulatory implications of proposed transactions, helping to restructure them when necessary to minimize risk.

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