Health laws, regulations and interpretations change quickly and frequently. Billing practices, quality of care, fraud and abuse, reimbursement, referral-source relations, licensure and certification, and patient privacy are just a few issues that healthcare companies have to address to remain profitable and stay out of the crosshairs of regulators.
Our healthcare lawyers understand the regulatory requirements and compliance standards that govern the healthcare industry and how these rules are applied, interpreted and likely to change in the future. Using this knowledge, we advise leading healthcare companies on all aspects of their businesses, including hospitals, nursing and assisted living facilities, home health agencies, laboratories, medical groups, dialysis centers, retirement communities and hospices.
Working across borders and practice areas, we assist healthcare clients with commercial transactions and investments, product licensing and development, acquisitions and divestitures as well as regulatory, antitrust, employment, compliance, privacy, litigation, tax and intellectual property issues. Because our healthcare lawyers have been advising clients on compliance long before widespread enforcement, we have strong working relationships with enforcement authorities and approach regulatory trends with a historical understanding of these issues.