Physicians and Medical Practice Groups

We have extensive experience in representing and counseling physicians, group medical practices, private clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers in a variety of legal matters. Our representation of many national medical professional societies and certification bodies puts us in a unique position to represent physicians and their medical practices.  Among the health care services provided by these clients are:  radiology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, anesthesiology, cardiology, thoracic surgery, neurology, sleep medicine, podiatric medicine, sports medicine, and psychology.

Examples of our specific areas of experience include:

  • Transactions with hospitals, other medical groups, individual physicians, and vendors of medical equipment and supplies.
     
  • Fraud and abuse investigations, defense, and compliance counseling.
     
  • Stark II self-referral counseling.
     
  • HIPAA patient privacy and data security compliance counseling.
     
  • Advice and counseling with respect to employment, independent contractor, and managed care agreements.
     
  • Personnel and other human resource issues.
     
  • Antitrust litigation and counseling, including the antitrust implications of mergers and the establishment of integrated delivery systems such as physician or physician-hospital networks or IPAs.
     
  • Counseling and defense of litigation involving EMTALA.
     
  • Establishment and operation of integrated delivery networks, including physician-owned networks.
     
  • State licensure and disciplinary matters.
     
  • Credentialing and privileges disputes hospitals and managed care organizations.
     
  • Medical staff bylaws issues.
     
  • Practice sales and acquisitions.