Health Care Regulation
Healthcare is highly regulated and rapidly changing. Individuals and companies that do business in this arena require legal counsel with a hands-on understanding of the unique issues of the healthcare environment and constructive solutions to their problems. We practice exclusively in this area and, consequently, have in-depth expertise helping clients properly structure their business relationships and transactions, comply with laws and regulations, and achieve successful resolutions in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.
- Anti-Kickback statute & false claims act
- Certificates of Need
- HIPAA privacy & security regulations
- Medicare & Medicaid audits & appeals
- Medicare & Medicaid regulations
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Staff membership & clinical privileges disputes
- Stark II & physician self-referral laws
Business Transactions and Regulatory Guidance
Our industry knowledge uniquely positions us to assist clients in structuring transactions and relationships that meet their business goals and comply with state and federal healthcare laws. We have extensive experience in assisting clients in selecting and forming the appropriate business entity(ies); putting into place effective corporate governance and financial mechanisms; documenting contractual and other legal relationships; and developing, documenting and executing joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other business relationships. We provide our clients with advice and creative solutions to ensure compliance with the myriad of complex healthcare laws and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Standards, and the Georgia Medical Practice Act.