Health Care

Our health care practice group spans a broad spectrum of health care providers including hospitals, hospital medical staffs, surgery centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, managed care entities, multi-specialty provider groups, single specialty provider groups, and solo practice physicians, chiropractors, dentists and other licensed providers.

Our services include:

  • Affiliations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Antitrust, unfair competition, and trade regulation
  • Asset protection
  • Certificate of need matters
  • Compliance plans and programs
  • Credentialing
  • Creditors’ rights issues
  • Criminal
  • Department of Health investigations and plans of correction
  • E-health, including Internet communications and Web site agreements
  • FDA-related issues
  • Fair hearing procedures and proceedings
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance
  • Fraud and abuse prevention
  • Fraud and abuse defense
  • Health care financing
  • Health care policies and procedures
  • HIPAA
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Internal investigations
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensure actions
  • Litigation, including complex professional and pharmaceutical drug litigation
  • Managed care contracting
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Medical staff bylaws
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and appeal
  • Physician-provider agreements
  • Practice formation and management
  • Professional rights
  • Sale and purchase of practices
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax-exempt issues
  • Tax planning
  • Transactions by or among health care providers

In addition, we:

  • Assist hospitals and other institutional entities with federal and state regulatory compliance matters
  • Advise health care entities with regard to general institutional corporate matters including agreements between physicians and other providers
  • Counsel physicians regarding the formation and maintenance of their practices
  • Assist with the procurement and structuring of financing for various types of medical business ventures

Recent changes in the health care profession have required us to counsel our clients in new areas. We now assist physician clients in complying with an ever more complex structure of federal and state regulatory requirements. Our Firm also counsels practitioners in their relationships with managed care and other healthcare entities. Our attorneys have assisted practitioners wishing to sell their practices to hospitals or other entities, and have also helped smaller practices merge into more significant entities in order to deal more successfully with managed care entities.

Our Firm has a well established reputation in the specialty of professional liability defense. We represent a number of insurance companies issuing professional liability insurance in the medical field. In Illinois, we represent the largest provider of professional liability insurance to physicians in the state. In addition, our Firm provides counseling and representation to a number of hospitals and provider networks which are self-insured.

We are equipped to provide assistance to our clients through the anticipated periods of change that lie ahead in the health care area.