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Hospitals, medical professionals, insurance organizations and other service providers in the health care industry face a number of industry-specific legal challenges. Increased regulation, intensified government scrutiny, operational and financial concerns, and an aging population are among the many issues shaping the way the health care industry does business. Faced with these challenges, those in the health care sector rely on experienced lawyers to assist them with legal needs.

Dickinson Wright’s interdisciplinary Health Care practice group includes more than 35 practicing lawyers with the experience necessary to provide sophisticated, cost-effective legal services to health care clients. With our own health care business and financial advisor, Crux Strategies, we bring clients immediate and comprehensive business and financial data analysis that is at the heart of decision making for every health care-related business.

Working closely with each client, we provide comprehensive services, offering strategic planning advice, regulatory assistance, and litigation services to meet their specific goals and assure their compliance with all applicable laws.

We represent a broad range of health care clients, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers 
  • Hospitals and acute care providers 
  •  Behavioral health providers
  • Investment bankers and private equity funds 
  •  Clinically integrated networks
  •  Long-term care facilities, including nursing care institutions
  •  Dental insurers
  •  Medicaid managed care
  •  Dental and physician practice management companies (including physician associations)
  •  Medical device companies
  •  Dialysis centers
  • Memory care centers
  •  Disability insurers and lenders
  •  Out-patient treatment centers
  •  Group purchasing organizations
  •  Physical therapists
  •  Health care-related software vendors and developers
  •  Physicians, dentists, and other providers (as both individuals and in group practice settings
  •  Health care-related data storage centers
  •  Practice management entities
  •  Health information exchanges
  •  Psychiatric hospitals and crisis centers
  •  Health insurers
  •  Radiology and radiology management companies
  •  Home health care providers
  •  Substance abuse rehabilitation facilities
  •  Hospices
  •  Third-party plan administrators

Through our representation of such a diverse clientele, we are familiar with the difficulties that arise, we have experience resolving them, and we are well positioned to anticipate industry trends and address the challenges they present. Lawyers in our Health Care group regularly speak at conferences and publish a Health Care Legal News newsletter and other articles that address current developments in this fast-changing area. In addition, our lawyers maintain a health care blog.

Our Services

  •  Development & Facilities Acquisitions
  •  Litigation
  •  Financial
  •  Governance
  •  Regulatory Compliance
  •  Telemedicine

 

Representative Case Matters

Counseled health care providers and suppliers, advising on structure and governance matters; joint ventures, ambulatory surgical centers, affiliations and contract matters; revenue enhancement and compensation structures; risk management; and fraud and abuse and HIPAA matters.

Counseled health care industry clients on matters involving mergers and acquisitions; software agreements; physician referral rules; certificates of need, privacy, and security of health information; corporate documents; and compliance program elements.

Served as lead counsel and coordinating legal counsel on a wide array of matters to mid-market healthcare companies including ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, and physician group practices

Assisted behavioral health companies in strategically positioning themselves for health care reform and integration through diversification into physical health.

Provided strategic business and operational guidance to medical practices, surgery centers, and skilled nursing facilities.

Ongoing counsel to physician practices and hospitals in professional service arrangements, medical directorships and employment agreements.

Assisted in the formation and development of a large physician-owned freestanding multi-specialty outpatient surgical center.

Drafted and negotiated the design, construction and consulting agreements for various hospital, outpatient, senior living and medical office facilities throughout the country.

Negotiated documents that closed disputes involving electrical engineering and installation issues among others for the owner on a $40 million healthcare project. The disputes were favorably resolved for the client without having to engage in litigation.

Served as counsel to a private medical research institute for development and regulatory approval of multiple medical technologies, including biomaterials, personalized medicine and anti-aging technologies.


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