Today’s healthcare providers are under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality. The challenge of doing more with less is magnified by the complex interaction of the corporate, regulatory, human resource and other matters that providers face daily.
Husch Blackwell’s nationally recognized Healthcare team understands and focuses on the legal needs and strategic challenges of your industry. We have decades of experience helping hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, nursing homes, continuing-care retirement communities, physicians and other healthcare providers manage their operations.
We offer guidance in the following areas:
Construction and Real Estate
Our healthcare real estate attorneys represent regional and national clients in the investment, development and leasing of healthcare facilities. Our experience includes:
Emergency and Crisis Management
Our team provides assistance in emergencies and crises that could lead to litigation. We also advise on how to handle:
Human Resources and Employee Benefit Consulting
We counsel hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers on employee benefit matters; advise on labor and employment issues; and conduct employee and manager training. We provide guidance on:
Licensure and Certification
Our attorneys provide a full spectrum of legal services regarding provider and ongoing facility licensure and accreditation matters. We also advise and assist clients in obtaining licensure to operate as health maintenance organizations, third-party administrators and utilization review agents. We advise individual healthcare providers and institutional healthcare clients on state and federal licensure compliance and enforcement matters.
We understand the importance of a well-functioning, harmonious medical staff that works cooperatively with a healthcare organization’s governing body and leadership. Our team has significant experience with:
We routinely serve as primary outside counsel for hospitals, post-acute care providers, single and multispecialty physician practices, and other healthcare providers, offering legal advice on the Stark Law, the federal Anti-Kickback Law, state fraud and abuse statutes, HIPAA, and other federal and state laws and regulations. Our attorneys have guided many healthcare clients in creating and maintaining good governance practices, standards and oversight in light of compliance issues.
Revenue Management and Vendor Contracting
We provide on-site legal advice for our healthcare clients, including design, drafting, negotiation and review of the following types of contracts:
Our team can assist in evaluating the risks of financial, reputational or other harm. We can:
We can assist clients in designing contract management systems, training business organizations on vendor negotiations, and streamlining legal review and negotiation processes.