As hospital budgets are squeezed by decreasing reimbursement, hospital administrators and general counsel are often pressed to be more cost-conscious and to find cost-effective solutions to managing legal and regulatory issues.  Our firm can offer hospitals an affordable alternative to large, traditional law firms without compromising quality or experience.

With CMS reporting that 45% of all fees for service payments went to hospitals in 2011, it is no surprise the federal government places great emphasize on regulating, auditing, and monitoring hospitals.  Our attorneys understand the challenges hospitals face in the current regulatory landscape and can work collaboratively with your team to develop meaningful solutions and offer practical guidance.  We have considerable experience working with hospitals on a variety of matters including:

  • Audit defense consulting

  • HIPAA compliance and training including research, fundraising and health information exchange participation

  • Assistance with risk assessments to analyze potential breaches under the breach notification rule

  • Telemedicine issues

  • Compliance with the Stark law and federal and state anti-kickback statutes

  • Assistance with documentation compliance

  • Assistance with reimbursement issues

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating employed physician contracts and medical director agreements

  • Advising on meaningful use issues

  • Assisting with the structuring of physician hospital integration models through Accountable Care Organizations, Physician Hospital Organizations and pay for performance programs