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Health care is a highly regulated industry, making it particularly important for those involved to have the support of an experienced legal advocate who can mitigate risks, anticipate legislative and regulatory changes, and implement alternative dispute resolutions.
At Dickinson Wright, our health care lawyers offer our clients responsive and proactive counsel in all aspects of regulatory compliance, transactional, operational, reimbursement, and risk management. We also represent clients in government investigations and audits, appear before regulatory and licensing bodies, negotiate acquisitions, sales, mergers, and financing arrangements, and defend their interests in court at all levels.
• Practitioners including MDs, DOs, DDS, Pas, RNs, and PhDs
• Ambulatory surgery centers
• Dialysis facilities and suppliers
• Home health care providers
• Assisted living facilities
• Group purchasing organizations
• Physical therapy providers and rehabilitation services
• Social service agencies
• Navigating through the myriad state and federal laws, regulatory, licensure, credentialing, and compliance requirements, including disclosure and reporting obligations.
• Establishing, implementing, and enforcing HIPAA privacy and security, and addressing HITECH and other health care IT issues.
• Conducting internal audits, investigations and compliance assessments.
• Advising on the impact of the changing reimbursement landscape for services and products.
• Negotiating and drafting contracts for services with providers and payors, and manufacturing, distribution, supply, and other vendor/supplier agreements.
• Offering counsel on all aspects of managed care, preferred provider, and Medicare Part D.
• Complying with the requirements for provider and supplier certification, licensure, and accreditation.
• Advising on business combinations and affiliations, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, collaborative arrangements, strategic alliances, restructurings, research studies, and other business agreements, including negotiating and drafting all transactional documentation.
• Handling leases, employment agreements, compensation arrangements, non-compete agreements, and other arrangements with practitioners, referring parties, and others.