Healthcare & Dental

Overview

Few industries have been subjected to as much government scrutiny and overhaul as the health care industry. Changes in reimbursement policies, increased privacy and security rules, and an overall increase in the number of malpractice lawsuits are just a few of the changes that complicate the legal needs of health care providers today.

Walter | Haverfield attorneys possess the specialized knowledge required to address these challenges head-on, serving as trusted counselors, advisors and advocates for physicians, hospitals and ancillary service providers.

Focusing on the operations side of a health care business, our attorneys have the necessary expertise to handle such matters as acquisitions, divestitures and mergers of medical practices and health care businesses; contract negotiations; representation in peer review hearings; compliance with HCQIA and Data Bank regulations and related litigation; and advocacy on Medicare coverage and payment appeals.

Beyond our basic business savvy, however, comes a wealth of knowledge focused on the medical side of the businesses to help with fraud and abuse claims; HIPAA compliance; antitrust claims; Medicare regulatory compliance, including antikickback, Stark, reimbursement and billing, and EMTALA; JCAHO survey readiness; ASC accreditation, Board Certification and licensing issues. In addition, we provide advice and counsel on OIG, FTC, DOJ and FDA criminal and civil investigations, Medicare and Medicaid audits, and voluntary disclosures.

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