Services

The legal aspects of being a physician in today’s healthcare environment have become increasingly complex. New laws and regulations govern patient privacy rights, reimbursement, involvement in ancillary services, and use of electronic health records. Because we serve physicians exclusively, we are familiar with a wide range of legal issues affecting physicians, and can provide solutions to the problems physicians frequently encounter. Here are some of the solutions we provide for physicians:

Physician Employment Contract Review

The legal aspects of being a physician in today’s healthcare environment have become increasingly complex. New laws and regulations govern patient privacy rights, reimbursement, involvement in ancillary services, and use of electronic health records. Because we serve physicians exclusively, we are familiar with a wide range of legal issues affecting physicians, and can provide solutions to the problems physicians frequently encounter. Here are some of the solutions we provide for physicians:

Sale of Medical Practices

We provide advice and assistance to assure that physicians obtain the best deal possible when selling a medical practice to the hospital.

Managed Care Contract Review

We negotiate managed care contracts to be more favorable for physicians, so that their claims will be paid promptly and with less hassle. Many managed care companies use standard contracts, but have flexibility to change the terms of these contracts with physicians.

Regulatory Compliance

We assure HIPAA and Stark Law compliance, to reduce the physician’s exposure to lawsuits from patients and prevent inadvertent violation of the criminal statutes.

Formation and Representation of Medical Practices

We provide advice on the type of entity, and properly create the new entity, to ensure that the physician maintains a veil between the physician’s personal assets and judgments against the physician’s employees or partners. We also provide ongoing representation to existing practices in most areas of the law, so practices can avoid potential regulatory problems.