Medical Provider Services - Rochester Medical Lawyers
Our clients include individual medical professionals, such as physicians, nurses, dentists and therapists. We also represent group practices, surgery centers, nursing homes, medical care delivery and managed care organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. We provide general business counsel to health care providers by reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements, and regulatory compliance, and advising clients on labor and employment laws. We explain the benefits of various forms of business organization for our client's practice, and then establish an appropriate legal entity, such as a professional service limited liability company (PLLC), a professional service corporation (PC), or a registered limited liability partnership (LLP).
Contracts and Transactions
for Health Care Providers
Our Rochester 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 ensuring compliance, and advising clients on labor and employment laws. Our health care lawyers 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 types of business organizations and we form appropriate professional service entities such as professional service limited liability companies (PLLC), professional service corporations (PC), or registered limited liability partnerships (LLP).
We have the legal experience you need for all aspects of your Health Care practice.
From formation to daily operations to mergers and acquisitions, our health care lawyers provide the guidance that your medical practice requires.
Mergers and 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.
Regulatory Compliance Issues
Our health care lawyers 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 and Discipline
Our Rochester health care lawyers 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. Our health care attorneys provide support and representation for our clients in contract disputes, insurance claims, fee collection matters, and any other contested proceeding. When necessary, our litigators represent medical providers in their disputes against the health care regulators or insurance companies who have failed to abide by the rules, or who have improperly changed or ignored rules, or who have broken their contract obligations.