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Health Care Institutions


American health care is enduring an unparalleled transformation and our attorneys strive to counsel medical professionals thoughtfully through the consequent changes. Just as physicians clarify health issues for their patients; our experienced health care law attorneys pursue to unravel the intricate web of regulatory, business and litigation risks confronting health care professionals and institutional clients. The health care services our firm offers include contracting, regulatory compliance, and medical practice mergers. We counsel clients regarding value based payment and population health strategies, including ACOs, bundled payment and clinically integrated networks. We also advise clients on health care policy, legislative advocacy, executive strategy, litigation and the complex business requirements of organized medicine.

More than 35 attorneys in Dickinson Wright offices across the United States and Canada represent nearly every sector of the health care industry, including academic medical centers and community hospitals, health care investors and financial institutions, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, medical device companies, managed care organizations and insurance companies, health care provider organizations, physician practice groups, health care technology companies, biomedical companies, and long-term care and nursing home providers.

Our geographic scope covers major industry hubs throughout the U.S. and in international markets, with U.S. offices throughout Michigan, Texas, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Toronto, Canada. We also provide structured networks in pivotal global territories including India, China and Japan. Our experience in, and knowledge of, the health care community positions our attorneys to evaluate intricate regulatory issues, anticipate trends and new initiatives, and cultivate strategic, tactical and appropriate business solutions.



Compliance with state and federal regulation has proven an increasingly prominent concern among managers of health care institutions and medical practices, both in the context of day-to-day operations and in connection with individual strategic transactions. At Dickinson Wright, we apply our experience in regulatory matters to help clients successfully align their institutional practices with the directives outlined by regulatory bodies. We have advised our clients on regulatory issues related to transactions and have leveraged our knowledge of the regulation of risk-based insurance contracts.

Our vast experience on regulatory issues covers:

  • Medicare, Medicaid and third-party reimbursement.
  • Federal health care regulatory issues (e.g., FDA, Stark, HIPAA, and IRB).
  • Clinical research.
  • Fraud, abuse and false claims act.
  • Health privacy and security.
  • Antitrust.
  • Licensure.
  • Public health oversight.
  • Intermediate sanctions.
  • Government enforcement.
  • Medical staff.

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