The business and regulatory requirements for the health care industry are constantly evolving to meet the dynamic changes affecting the entire industry. GPS Law Group helps health care providers deal with all aspects of the business of health care and has decades of experience advising clients with the business, regulatory and compliance aspects of health care including state and Federal self-referral laws, HIPPA and HITECH, self-referral, fraud and abuse, and medical staff issues. We focus our practice on advising providers, physicians, group practices, ambulatory care facilities, and other individual, group and institutional health care providers on doing business with health care provider systems, private and government payors, state and Federal agencies. Most importantly, the attorneys at GPS Law Group provide sophisticated advice and responsive service at reasonable price point with efficient billing structures.
In today’s regulatory environment, failure to comply with regulatory requirements can lead to crippling financial penalties. In order to avoid government enforcement actions and to ensure that reimbursement from governmental payors is uninterrupted, providers must ensure that they are complying with applicable regulations including Stark law, state self-referral prohibitions, anti-kickback laws, and HIPPA and privacy laws. The attorneys at GPS Law Group assist clients with defensively structuring and documenting compliant business transactions, identifying compliance risks and remediating compliance shortfalls.
Health care businesses deal with many of the day-to-day issues that every business must address in other industries. The attorneys at GPS Law Group have decades of experience applying their business and corporate law expertise to the regulated health care industry. We provide our clients with advice on practice formation, practice exits, employment issues with licensed providers, ownership and governance issues, vendor contracts, and business diversification such as investments in real estate, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers and other commercial activities.
Our health care transactions practice represents numerous health care organizations in merger, acquisition, divestiture, and affiliation transactions and in evaluating and structuring their relationships with other industry participants. We frequently advise our clients in evaluating and structuring hospital agreements, hospital-physician joint ventures, recruitment, employment, and service arrangements with physicians, outsourcing and vender agreements, and other complex health care business arrangements. Our practice includes representation of all types of licensed medical providers including nurse practitioners, ancillary service providers, physician groups, third party administrators, and group purchasing entities.