Based upon the strength and level of trust we’ve established with our clients, our non-litigation regulatory and health care consulting work has grown over the years. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients reach their objectives in health care regulatory matters. 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.
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 and 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 team 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 our 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 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) helping to develop Notices of Privacy Practices, business associate agreements (BAAs) and office policies and procedures.
Furthermore, our attorneys often represent physicians, nurses, chiropractors and other health care providers before state licensing boards and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning disciplinary actions.
Working closely with our colleagues in our firm’s business practice group, our health care attorneys 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.
Our attorneys are 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: The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is ramping up HIPAA audits. Have you conducted an effective and thorough Security Risk Assessment (SRA) 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 Diane Robben and Kyle Haubrich.