Hospitals and Health Systems

We have substantial experience addressing the unique business and legal needs of health care clients.  As one of New York’s most experienced health care law firms, we counsel individual hospitals and health systems (both proprietary and not-for-profit) on a full range of transactional and regulatory matters, including:

  • Acquisition of new businesses

  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues

  • Payment claims

  • Compliance audits and programs

  • Data/security breaches

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule compliance

  • Certificate of need applications

  • Accreditation surveys

  • Real estate

  • Conventional and exempt financing

  • Labor and employment

  • Mental health and special care services

  • Medical staff relationships

  • Antitrust

  • Fraud and abuse, Stark Law and anti-kickback issues

  • Electronic medical records

  • Medicare/Medicaid certification and compliance

  • OMIG compliance guidance

  • Contracts

  • Corporate governance and bylaws

  • Purchases, sales, acquisitions and business ventures

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Joint ventures and other affiliations

  • Managed care contracts

  • Physician licensure and OPMC matters

  • Federal and state regulatory matters

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

  • Credentialing with third-party payors

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

  • Vendor contracts

  • Health information technology and meaningful use

  • Litigation

  • Federal and state tax issues