Health & Hospital Law

The firm’s Health & Hospital Law Practice Group handles a wide range of compliance, regulatory, transactional, and other matters on behalf of the acute care and long-term care industries. We offer clients legal services that reflect our experience and expertise in a broad range of areas, including the following:

  • Fraud and abuse compliance (including federal and State anti-referral (“Stark” and “mini-Stark”) and anti-kickback laws);
  • Health care business transactions, including structuring joint venture arrangements, corporate reorganizations, assets acquisitions and capital leases;
  • Contractual matters in the health care context, including medical directors’ agreements, management service agreements, physician employment contracts, consulting agreements, supply contracts, GPO contracts, capital equipment purchase contracts, and many others;
  • Corporate compliance programs, including HIPAA, EMTALA and other state and federal compliance matters;
  • Bioethical Issues (e.g. informed consent; advance directives; DNR orders; guardianship issues);
  • All aspects of managed care contract negotiation, drafting and claim disputes on behalf of providers;
  • Licensure, certification, survey and accreditation issues;
  • Certificates of need;
  • Government investigations;
  • Corporate governance, conflict of interest and related corporate law issues;
  • Government and private billing and reimbursement issues.

These regulatory and transactional components are complemented by the firm’s other practice groups. Our firm handles all aspects of labor and employment law of behalf of acute care and long term care employers. Our experienced Litigation Group has handled a wide array of commercial and regulatory litigation matters, ranging from employment discrimination and staff privilege disputes to managed care arbitrations and general business litigation that arises in the health care context. The Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law Practice Group has extensive experience in corporate real estate and other transactions involving health care facilities.

Contact: James M. Burns, Esq.
Chair, Health & Hospital Law Practice Group