Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions
The healthcare industry faces ever-changing business and regulatory demands with a complex array of legal issues. To meet the diverse needs of our clients, Butler Snow has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys and professionals with a clear understanding of the needs and complexities of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors. We are well-versed in all aspects of healthcare, including business, medical and legal matters, enabling us to provide our clients with comprehensive representation.
Our team serves a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in this area, including:
- Drug and device manufacturers
- Hospitals, academic medical centers and healthcare systems
- Long-term care facilities and home health agencies
- Physicians and physician organizations
- Physician practice management companies
- Ambulatory care centers and diagnostic imaging centers
- Dialysis and disease management companies
In representing clients on a regional and national level, the firm draws on its expertise in product liability, professional liability, commercial litigation, government investigations, Anti-kickback, Stark, False Claims, HIPAA, FCPA and other federal and state regulatory compliance, transactions, finance, intellectual property, real estate, tax, labor and employment and other areas. The depth and variety of our healthcare-related expertise sets our firm apart.
Our group is actively involved in compliance issues facing healthcare providers today. We specialize in the design, development and implementation of compliance programs for numerous healthcare providers. This includes the training and auditing functions which are mandated for an effective compliance program.
As a part of these compliance efforts, our firm is actively involved in the various healthcare fraud and abuse initiatives, both at the state and federal level. Our attorneys routinely handle Medicare and Medicaid audits. In addition, we are regularly called upon to provide advice in connection with Stark issues, anti-kickback issues and antitrust issues facing healthcare providers.
Our team also regularly counsels both acquirers and targets in negotiation and closing mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures and in structuring complex roll-ups and other reorganizations.