Health Care

When a health care professional is sued, the stakes are high.

Attorneys at Goodman Allen Donnelly provide counsel to a variety of health care providers, including individual practitioners, medical and dental practices, health care systems, hospitals, clinical laboratories and long term care facilities. Our attorneys provide specific counsel to our clients on the legal risks and regulatory requirements that confront them in the day-to-day practice and operation of their business entities. We understand the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the practice of medicine and health care and how they can affect the legal relationships between providers, payers, patients, and health care organization and agencies. Our attorneys have proven experience in assisting our clients with all stages of compliance, from a proactive approach to defensive strategy.

We are business, regulatory and litigation attorneys who have the knowledge and experience to protect and defend against lawsuits and investigations. Preventively, we identify the regulatory issues and business needs of the client and coordinate the most efficient delivery of legal services available to meet those needs. This may include anything from the general aspects of business and advice relating to corporate governance to health care regulatory guidance, compliance plans, policies, and programs, internal audits, medical staff and patient care issues, and intellectual property. Defensively, we are a firm known for effective and zealous representation against lawsuits, insurance audits, and government investigations at both the state and federal levels. In representing our health care clients, we marshal all of the expertise and resources of our firm to assist the client in achieving its unique business goals while complying with applicable regulations and avoiding unnecessary and often costly risks and liabilities.

Goodman Allen Donnelly provides complete representation for health care entities, including:

  • Administrative Proceedings/Investigations
  • Audit Support and Defense (RAC, MAC, MIC, ZPIC; private insurance; internal audits)
  • Business Restructurings
  • Certificate of Public Need (COPN)
  • Change of Ownership
  • Compliance Programs
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Corporate Compliance/Governance
  • Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Investigations
  • Employment Agreements
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Hospital Operations and Policy Review
  • Healthcare Technology and Integration (electronic medical records)
  • Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark, and patent protection and infringement)
  • Licensing and Credentialing
  • Mediation, Litigation, and Arbitration
  • Medical Staff Issues
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Joint Ventures
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Patient Safety and Patient Safety Organizations
  • Physician and Physician Organizations Practice Issues
  • Privacy and Security Compliance
  • Reimbursement Audits & Appeals (Private Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid)
  • Scope of Practice and Supervision
  • Self-referral (Stark, Anti-Kickback)

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