The attorneys in our Health Care practice regularly work with hospitals and health care organizations to help avoid compliance problems and to achieve successful resolution in the event such problems arise. Our attorneys bring experience developing and implementing effective proactive programs designed to detect potential problem areas before they become compliance issues. Our attorneys can also step in to assist with internal investigations and, if necessary, defend our clients in litigation, with a history of successful results on behalf of healthcare providers, including a number of particularly “high profile” cases defending actions involving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement regulations, either initiated by whistleblowers or brought by the government under the False Claims Act.
Our attorneys are also poised to assist clients in understanding the changing landscape of healthcare law in the age of the Affordable Care Act. Health care providers are subject to particularly stringent privacy protection requirements, and the group’s attorneys regularly advise clients in understanding and complying with requirements imposed under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. The group’s attorneys also collaborate with attorneys in the firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property, Employment, and Antitrust practices, among others, to provide a full set of services for clients in the health care industry. For example, our health care attorneys conduct regulatory due diligence for clients in the acquisition of healthcare providers and suppliers.