Health Care

Health Care

 

The Firm represents all types of health care providers including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, medical and dental practices, physician faculty practice plans, community and mental health centers, home health agencies, imaging centers, physical and occupational health providers and others. Our lawyers have particular expertise in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; joint venture structuring; health information technology contracting; corporate governance issues; fraud and abuse compliance; antitrust compliance; employment matters; medical staff relations; physician recruitment; third party payor contracting and reimbursement; state regulatory matters; and tax exemption.

Our attorneys represent clients before the Rhode Island Department of Health in Certificate of Need, licensure and disciplinary matters. We assist our clients to respond to challenges from private and governmental payors regarding overpayment and other allegations. We counsel physician practices on all legal matters including buy-sell agreements, practice governance, and hospital relations.

Our attorneys have successfully litigated numerous cases for our health care clients including obtaining a Rhode Island Supreme Court decision affirming that faculty practice plans qualify for the office exemption for Certificate of Need and health care facility licensure.

Our attorneys provide sophisticated representation to health care clients in their public and private financings.