Healthcare organizations in the United States face a baffling patchwork of state and federal laws and regulations. Our lawyers provide experienced counsel on the full range of healthcare regulatory issues to entities in virtually all healthcare sectors.
Areas of Focus
Fraud and Abuse Counseling. Our lawyers work with clients to develop compliance programs and structure transactions and other financial relationships. We also establish and advise on pricing and/or billing and reimbursement policies and guide business operations consistent with false claims acts, self-referral and anti-kickback limitations, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting laws and health information privacy laws. We consult with government administrative agency and legislative officials to keep our clients informed of the latest enforcement developments and trends.
E-Health and Privacy. As technology evolves, our healthcare clients face new issues involving the emerging fields of e-health, telemedicine and health information privacy. Our lawyers advise clients on how to maximize on the new methods of health information delivery, while avoiding potential regulatory problems. With medical privacy a major concern and now subject to increased enforcement action and risk of greater penalties, we also advise clients on the issues arising under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the European Union Data Protection Directive and state laws governing privacy of personal medical information.
Provider Reimbursement and Regulatory Counseling. We provide sophisticated counsel on reimbursement issues arising under Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental health programs. Today’s enforcement environment for healthcare entities often requires a proactive approach to regulatory operations. Our lawyers interface with all relevant federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies and work with clients and trade associations to guide government decision-makers as they develop reimbursement policies for existing and novel products and services.