Health Care Professionals and Group Practices

We represent health care professionals and their group practices, including physicians, dentists, psychologists and certified social workers. Our engagements reflect the full range of legal problems confronting providers, such as:

  • Practice structure and formation, including governance, succession planning, buy/sell agreements, employment contracts, and recruitment arrangements

  • Integration and collaboration with other providers through independent practice associations (IPAs), provider organizations, physician-hospital organizations and other forms of inter-practice affiliation arrangements

  • Federal Stark and anti-kickback statutes, as well as New York State anti-referral rules

  • Provider reimbursement and contracts with third-party payors

  • Risk management and preparation of compliance plans

  • Professional liability insurance

  • Licensing issues before the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and the New York State Office of Professional Discipline (OPD)

  • Credentialing with hospitals and third-party payors and related hearings and litigation

  • Business ventures related to professional practice, such as ambulatory surgery centers, sleep disorder centers, clinical laboratories, imaging centers, and medical office building projects

  • Legal issues arising from day-to-day business activity, such as human resources and patient confidentiality

  • Vendor contracts, including the acquisition of health information technology