Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard’s Health Law Practice Group has represented numerous healthcare providers for over thirty years in defense of malpractice claims. Based upon the strength and level of trust we’ve established with these clients, the firms’ non-litigation regulatory and healthcare consulting work has grown over the years. Sandberg Phoenix is committed to helping our clients reach their objectives in healthcare regulatory matters.
We are skilled in risk consulting for a wide range of clients, including institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, adult day cares, home health agencies, as well as health care providers, including physicians, physician groups, nurses and other medical professionals. Our attorneys regularly consult on contract, security, privacy, licensure and risk management matters.
Our attorneys are often asked to give presentations to trade organizations, healthcare providers and other lawyers on various topics. As a collective resource, we are often turned to by medical and other professionals seeking advice on protecting the practices and businesses they have built.
Sandberg Phoenix performs a great deal of contract work, advising physician groups looking to arrange practice management and ownership contracts with hospitals; nurses who want to establish themselves as advanced practitioners; and service providers wishing to open new medical diagnostic facilities, equipment centers and treatment locations, ensuring they comply with regulatory concerns and licensing requirements.
Hospitals and health systems rely on Sandberg Phoenix attorneys for a range of professional risk consulting services, from medical record release issues to guardianship proceedings. We advise a number of clients on privacy matters relating to HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), helping to develop Notices of Privacy Practices, Business Associate Agreements and office policies and procedures.
Furthermore, our attorneys often represent physicians, nurses, chiropractors and other healthcare providers before state licensing boards and the Department of Health and Human Services concerning disciplinary actions.
Working closely with our colleagues in the firm’s business practice group, the healthcare attorneys at Sandberg Phoenix devise licensing agreements for medical equipment companies, purchase agreements, and other providers of health-care-related services, ensuring compliance with Federal regulations, such as Stark and Anti-Kickback laws.
Sandberg Phoenix is dedicated to ensuring that clients feel secure about the level of risk they can handle, so we can maintain high standards in the services we provide.
Healthcare Providers: As the Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights ramps up HIPAA audits, have you conducted an effective and thorough Security Risk Assessment and implemented safeguards to protect confidential patient information? Are you ready in the event of a breach? Find out invaluable information about these questions and more at one of our upcoming HIPAA Workshops, hosted by Sandberg Phoenix Shareholder Diane Robben.