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Health Care Law Group

Health Care

Our health care practice group represents a broad spectrum of heath care entities, including hospital systems, major academic medical centers, hospital medical staffs, nursing homes and long term care facilities, surgery centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, managed care entities, single and multi-specialty provider groups, and solo practice physicians, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, chiropractors, dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, veterinarians, and other licensed providers.

As the U.S. health care and related care delivery systems continue to evolve, partly as a result of the Affordable Care Act, we keep our clients updated and provide guidance on complying with the increasingly complex federal and state regulatory requirements. Our health care attorneys counsel practitioners in their relationships with managed care entities and third party payors. Our firm also regularly assists practitioners in the formation of new practices, practice sales and acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. 

Our attorneys assist hospitals and other institutional entities with federal and state regulatory compliance matters including Fraud and Abuse, Stark, False Claims Act, HIPAA, corporate compliance programs, corporate practice of medicine, fee-splitting, non-profit tax issues, and anti-trust. We also advise health care entities with regard to general corporate matters including drafting and negotiating management services agreements, physician employment agreements and other contracts and assist with the procurement and structuring of financing for various types of medical business ventures.

Our firm specializes in assisting clients with Certificate of Need applications and assisted academic medical centers, hospitals, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and other facilities in obtaining state approval of new facilities, expansions and changes of ownership.  We also represent hospitals before the Illinois General Assembly and state regulatory agencies.

Our firm also 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 arena.

 

Our Health Care Legal Services

 

Compliance/Regulatory

  • Antitrust, unfair competition, and trade regulation
  • Fraud and abuse
  • HIPAA
  • Stark
  • Compliance plans and programs
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance

Corporate/Transactional

  • Certificate of Need
  • Credentialing
  • E-health and EHR issues
  • Health care financing
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Internal investigations
  • Joint ventures
  • Managed care contracting
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and appeal
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Physician-provider agreements
  • Practice formation and management
  • Tax-exempt issues

Litigation

  • Licensure actions
  • Litigation, including complex professional and pharmaceutical drug litigation
  • Medical malpractice defense

 

For More Information, Contact the Health Care Chair

Thomas Conley - Chair

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