Staying current and compliant with healthcare laws and regulations requires a strategic legal partner. Healthcare providers and related suppliers are subject to federal and state anti-referral and anti-kickback laws unique to the healthcare industry, which affect numerous transactions and carry stiff civil and criminal penalties if violated. 

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s Health Law practice is composed of attorneys who understand the complex needs of healthcare clients. When necessary, they work with their colleagues in other practices areas to create coordinated, sophisticated solutions to complicated problems.  

Our collaborative culture allows us to help you with high stakes issues you face regularly. 

Regulatory Compliance  

  • Health Reform Act  
  • Licensing and Certificates of Public Need 
  • Medicare and Medicaid certification  
  • Privacy and HIPAA  
  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute 

Business of Healthcare 

  • Antitrust issues 
  • Compensation and recruitment 
  • Corporate formation 
  • Group practice profit-sharing relationships 
  • Joint venture documents and joint purchasing agreements 
  • Legal audits  
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Management and service contracts 
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurer contracting and reimbursement 
  • Purchase, sale, and supply agreements 
  • Real estate leases, acquisitions, and financing 
  • Tax issues, including tax-exemption, private inurement, unrelated business income taxes, compensation, and benefits  

Care Delivery  

  • Guardianship 
  • Informed consent in patients’ health determination 
  • Patient Bill of Rights 
  • Assist physician and medical practices, businesses, and organizations in deciphering, responding to, and planning for an increasingly complex healthcare industry. 

Privacy Compliance and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 

Our attorneys can help you understand and comply with all aspects of the Information Blocking Rule, HIPAA, and other data privacy laws. One of our Principals, Liz Heddleston, is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®). 

As part of your compliance team we will help you: 

  • Develop and implement the protocols, policies, procedures, safeguards, and agreements required to protect health information 
  • Inform individuals about their health information rights  
  • Address individual rights in the event a complaint by an individual, or an investigation by the Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Inspector General, or other enforcement agency 
  • Navigate a cybersecurity and data breach response from beginning to end  

Whether you are a hospital, long-term care facility, medical practice, or another provider, our team can help your business stay healthy.

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