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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 federal and state regulation, intensified government scrutiny, operational and financial concerns, as well as the rise of telehealth and artificial intelligence, are among the many issues shaping the way the health care industry conducts business.

Dickinson Wright’s interdisciplinary Health Care practice group provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal services to our health care clients by providing proactive advice and vigorously advocating to achieve their objectives. Working closely with each client, we provide comprehensive services, strategic planning advice, regulatory assistance, and litigation services to meet their specific goals in compliance with all applicable laws.

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

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Investment bankers and private equity funds  
  •  Behavioral health providers
  • Long-term care facilities, including nursing care institutions
  •  Clinically integrated networks
  • Manufacturers and sellers of health care products
  •  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
  •  Mobile health clinics
  •  Group purchasing organizations
  • Out-patient treatment centers
  •  Health care startups
  • Physical therapists
  •  Health care-related data storage centers
  • Physicians, dentists, and other providers (as both individuals and in group practice settings
  •  Health information exchanges
  • Practice management entities
  •  Health insurers
  • Psychiatric hospitals and crisis centers
  •  Home health care providers
  • Radiology and radiology management companies
  •  Hospices
  • Substance abuse rehabilitation facilities
  •  Hospitals and acute care providers
  • 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 Law blog.

Our Services

  •  Development & Facilities Acquisitions          
  •  Regulatory Compliance

To learn more about Dickinson Wright’s Health Care practice, please check out the firm’s Health Care Attorney Guide.

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.

– Advise manufacturers and sellers of health care products on regulatory compliance issues/

– 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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