Health Care

Few would argue that health care is one of today's most challenging and vital issues. Lemery Greisler represents for-profit and nonprofit organizations and individuals in the health care field, including physicians, nurses, sole owner providers, hospitals, group medical practices, interdisciplinary practice groups, managed care companies, specialized regional medical service organizations (MSOs), independent physicians associations (IPAs), mental health service providers, and alcoholism and substance abuse providers.

The Firm prides itself on providing advice and guidance while delivering professional health care legal services. Our attorneys have represented, and continue to represent, clients in numerous health care matters, including:

  • Medical staff issues including by-laws, credentialing, peer review and disciplinary hearings, and professional licensing and discipline
  • Physician recruitment and retention
  • General hospital/patient issues regarding patient rights, consents, advance directives, and privacy
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • State and federal fraud and abuse laws and other relevant health care delivery laws, including the Anti-Kickback and Stark laws
  • Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations
  • Voluntary disclosures to governmental agencies
  • Employee relations
  • Physician practice mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparation, development, and implementation of institutional and practitioner compliance programs
  • Litigation, including the defense of medical providers against claims of medical malpractice and negligence and the enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants