Inhouse Counsels

Healthcare General Counsel's Need Support from Outside Healthcare Attorneys

Healthcare General Counsel's Need Support from Outside Healthcare Attorneys

Often Healthcare General Counsels/Inhouse Counsels are the inside fire fighters in healthcare organizations. Their value comes from their ability to predict and quell internal issues that have a multitude of ramifications. In order for them to be effective they must be able to off-load three types of work:

  • Complex, unique and time consuming document drafting,
  • Redundant and repetitive document drafting, and
  • Conflicts i.e. litigation or investigations, continuing in the outside world.

These are highly time consuming tasks, that General Counsels do not have time for while they are steering a ship. This is where Healthcare Law Partners can be most helpful, and earn your business.

If you are looking at this website, it is because you have a need:
  1. To speed-up contract review (or to free-up the contract clog);
  2. To understand the rights and obligations, limits and restrictions in a contract that will affect the future. Gain a better understanding of what is a high risk versus low risk contractual provision; 
  3. To know whether you are in compliance with Stark Laws and the Anti-kickback Rules, or understand the potential risk to your license; 
  4. To defend or assert a legal claim in court, or if you just want a second opinion on your case. 

The healthcare triangle is not easy to navigate through, and you need an outside counsel to help you deliver what you promised the operations team.

Today's requirements upon healthcare organizations and post-acute care facilities are mounting, from taking care of patients, keeping up with ever changing protocol, to maintaining health records, and making sure you get a fair reimbursement for the services provided. Most inhouse counsels need well rounded attorneys on the outside that can also provide specialized knowledge about the healthcare industry, patient protocol, financial strategies, and the law.

If you are an inhouse healthcare general counsel looking for specialized focus any of the following:

  • Management Services Organization Agreement
  • Accountable Care Organization Agreement
  • Employment Agreements
  • Use of Non-Competition Covenants in Physician Employment Agreements
  • Professional Liability Insurance and Risk Management
  • Hospital Joint Ventures and Co-Management Arrangements Stark Law and Stark Law Exceptions
  • Personal Services Arrangements
  • Fair Market Value of Services Rendered
  • Rental of Office Space and Equipment, Timeshares and Leases
  • Medicare Shared Savings Programs – ACO's and ACO Waivers
  • Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol
  • Anti-Kickback Statutes and Safe Harbors
  • Civil Monetary Penalties
  • HIPAA and Privacy Rules and Regulations
  • Telemedicine
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Partnership Buy-In and Buy-Out
  • Sale and Purchase of Medical Practice
  • Tax Implications in M&A Activities, and in selection of an Entity
  • Practice Breakups and Physician Departures
  • Reimbursement of Physician Services
  • Physician-Hospital Relationships – Medical Staff
  • Hospital Privileges and Disciplinary Actions
  • Professional Liability Insurance and Risk Management
  • Physician Joint Ventures and Co-Management Arrangements
  • Use of Non-Competition Covenants in Physician Employment Agreements
  • Discrimination and Labor Law
  • Physician Recruiting Agreements
  • Hospital Ancillary Services
  • In-office/Hospital Dispensing of Drugs
  • Concierge Care
  • Inhouse Legal Counsel Overflow Work our Firm maybe the right fit for you.

Corporate and Business Matters

  • Physician and Medical Director employment agreements
  • Business entity formation, bylaws, operational agreements, buy-ins, buy-outs, and dissolution
  • Hospital and medical staff bylaws
  • Healthcare Construction Contracts
  • Non-profit organization matters

Professional Licensing and Medical Staff Matters

  • Professional licensing board matters
  • Medical staff hearings
  • NPDB Reporting

Healthcare Provider Representation

  • Large and small physician organizations, practices, and individual physicians
  • Large and small dental organizations, practices, and individual dentists
  • Individual practitioners in other health and health-related professions

Transactional Matters

  • Hospital-physician joint ventures
  • Healthcare business purchase and sale transactions, mergers, acquisitions
  • Structuring mergers/consolidation of physician practices and healthcare facilities
  • Due diligence review
  • Drafting and negotiation of vendor, employment, contractor, and restrictive covenant agreements
  • General contracting matters
  • Leasing matters

Provider Reimbursement Matters

  • Managed care and other payor contracting
  • Medicare and Medicaid issues

Institutional and Society Representation

  • General and outside legal counsel to hospitals and health systems
  • Counsel to nursing home and assisted living facility operators
  • General counsel to physician specialty societies

Outpatient Provider Representation

  • Representation of urgent care / ambulatory surgery centers/ambulatory care facilities
  • Representation of federally qualified health centers (FQHC)
  • Representation of licensed healthcare facilities and operators, including radiology, lithotripsy, home health, hospice, dementia care homes, and substance use disorder treatment facilities

Compliance Matters

  • Corporate compliance program development and training
  • Compliance investigations
  • Review and preparation of policies and procedures
  • HIPAA and privacy/confidentiality matters, including policies, training, breach and security incident response, reporting requirements, and government investigations

Dispute and Litigation Matters

  • Collecting receivables and payments from Health Plans
  • Shareholder/member disputes
  • Contract/transactional disputes
  • Complex insurance litigation
  • Litigation under the state and federal anti-kickback and fraud abuse statute
  • Medical Staff Privileges disputes

To find out more on how you can put Ben's team to work for you, click call/ text 954-445-5503.

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If you are a physician, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, hospital, physician group, or medical lab looking for legal advice then you’ve reached the right site. Today’s healthcare environment is riddled with complex issues of professionalism, market strategy, and the law. Contact us now!

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