Our nationally recognized lawyers regularly help clients navigate the highly regulated healthcare industry. Practice members advise clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional matters regarding anti-kickback, self-referral/Stark, related state and federal laws and the mitigation of potential enforcement actions in the event of noncompliance.
Our lawyers have significant experience advising clients on repayment and disclosure options and protocols; conducting internal investigations; and developing compliance programs. With the government’s renewed interest in audits – and their heightened risks -- we recognize the value of early detection, active representation before regulators, and claims prevention and compliance.
Our clients include hospitals, hospice and home health companies, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care clinics, physicians and accountable care organizations.
Our lawyers are well-versed in the areas of fraud, abuse and compliance; healthcare litigation; False Claims Act; antitrust counseling and compliance; privacy and data breach; health and welfare plans; and life sciences.
We have wide-ranging experience interacting with federal agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Drug Enforcement Administration, and state agencies such as the Texas Medical Board and Texas Department of State Health Services.