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Health Care

Our attorneys have been providing comprehensive legal services to health care providers since the inception of the firm.  Our clients include medical professionals and practice groups, physicians, nurses, physician groups, dentists, surgery centers, nursing homes, medical care delivery and managed care organizations and medical equipment suppliers. We provide general business counsel to health care providers including reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements, tax planning and compliance and advising clients in regard to labor and employment laws. We also can advise you on the benefits of various forms of business organization for your practice, and then establish for you an appropriate professional service entity such as a professional service limited liability company (PLLC), a professional service corporation (PC) or a registered limited liability partnership (LLP).

Contracts & Transactions

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients who are buying or selling a business, and health care providers who are purchasing or selling a medical practice. We provide general business counsel to health care providers including reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements, guiding tax planning and ensusring compliance, and advising clients in regard to labor and employment laws. We have significant experience representing hospitals and other health services employers in negotiating employment agreements with physicians and other health care providers. We also advise on the benefits of various forms of business organization for your practice, and establish for you an appropriate professional service entity such as a professional service limited liability company (PLLC), a professional service corporation (PC) or a registered limited liability partnership (LLP).

Mergers & Acquisitions

In addition to the business and tax issues that are involved in the purchase or sale of any business, health care providers must comply with additional laws and regulations related to the transfer of medical records, the Anti-Kickback Laws and the New York Education Law's prohibitions against fee splitting and patient abandonment. Our attorneys not only have extensive experience representing clients who are buying or selling a business, but also have experience representing health care providers who are purchasing or selling a medical practice.

HIPAA, Fraud, Abuse & Other Regulatory Compliance Issues

We counsel our health care provider clients in regard to compliance with the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the business of health care, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), the Anti-Kickback Laws, the Self-Referral Laws ("Stark"), and the New York Education Law's prohibitions against the corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting.

Professional Licensing, Misconduct & Discipline

We represent physicians, nurses and other health care providers and institutions that are facing investigations, discipline or sanctions before the New York State Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the New York State Attorney General, the United States Department of Justice, the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the New York State Education Department.

Health Care Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Economic and competitive pressures and governmental initiatives have resulted in an increasing need for health care providers to seek legal recourse in the courts or before state and federal agencies. We provide support and representation for our clients in contract disputes, insurance claims, fee collection matters, and any other contested proceeding.