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Health Care

Health care regulation is changing. New discoveries improve lives. But, with these innovations come new questions and concerns that lead to new laws and regulations.

Health care businesses face unique business, transactional, litigation, and regulatory challenges that require not only knowledge of the law, but of the health care industry and its economics. Porter Wright attorneys have this knowledge. Our attorneys have over one hundred combined years of health care industry experience. We respond quickly to client needs, and our understanding of the health care industry enables us to take cost-effective, innovative action that helps clients solve problems and capitalize on opportunities, whether the need is for compliance advice regarding federal and state laws, assistance with complex corporate restructuring and reorganization, or representation in governmental audits and investigations as well as litigation matters.

Keeping abreast of the emerging trends and legislative issues can be daunting, especially in this era of health care reform. Providers and other health care entities look to us with confidence for legal representation that is responsive, proactive, and efficient.

From the acquisition of existing providers to the formation of new entities for the delivery of health care services, we provide clients with the transactional and regulatory experience necessary to meet their wide-ranging needs. Our attorneys have guided clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, tax matters, entity formation, financing, antitrust, clinical integration, compliance, criminal investigations, and audit responses. We have also advised health care entities on corporate governance, board operations, and bylaw preparation.

Some examples of our experience include:

  • Advising a physician hospital organization regarding all aspects of clinical integration. 
  • Representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission regarding clinical integration and accountable care organizations. 
  • Representing hospitals and physicians in grand jury investigations related to health care matters. 
  • Representing clients in health care fraud defense, including qui tam False Claims Act actions and contacts with federal and state prosecutors. 
  • Advising ambulatory surgery centers regarding all aspects of business relations. 
  • Advising physicians and physician groups regarding all aspects of business relations. 
  • Counseling entities on compliance issues and compliance audits, including direct line responsibility in the conduct of a national compliance audit for a Fortune 500 company. 
  • Crafting and negotiating the contractual underpinnings for clinically integrated managed care arrangements, including significant experience with joint contracting issues, payment methodologies, liability, and quality assurance. 
  • Counseling hospitals, physicians and other health care related entities in the structuring of over one hundred mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and consolidations. 
  • Advising physicians and physician groups regarding all aspects of business relations, including negotiating and drafting diverse agreements such as physician and managed care contracts. 
  • Representing Qui Tam relators in federal False Claims Act matters, including evaluating evidence and developing theories for recovery. 
  • Counseling a national insurance company on various regulatory and liability issues. 
  • Counseling for successful representation of a liability risk retention group on formation, financing capital requirements, and reinsurance agreements.