Formation and Representation
of Physician Organizations

In our decades of formation and representation of physician organizations, we have formed and represented virtually every variation of physician organizations:

Formation and Representation of Independent Practice Associations 

We have formed and represented over two dozen IPAs, including multi-specialty and single specialty IPAs. We have also negotiated approximately 20 managed-care contracts on behalf of these IPAs.

Formation and Representation of Preferred Provider Organizations

We have formed several dozen PPOs, sponsored by hospitals, PHOs, and physician organizations. Before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania deregulated PPOs, we represented virtually all of the largest PPOs in the state. We also formed, represented, and obtained regulatory approval for the first “super PPO” in Pennsylvania, where one entity contracted with other PPOs to expand its approved area. 

Formation and Representation of Clinically Integrated Networks

We formed what we believe was the first statewide physician-only CIN, developing participating provider agreements and ensuring regulatory compliance. We have represented this entity since its formation, including negotiation of numerous managed-care agreements. Read about lessons learned in forming a physician-only CIN.

Formation and Representation of Physician Practices

Too many physicians either do it themselves, or rely on an attorney that doesn’t have extensive experience working for physicians. We have helped private practice physicians prosper in Pennsylvania since 1992. We’d like to help you.We provide a full complement of services for physicians. In forming a new physician practice, we offer services from tax and business planning for the type of entity, to actual incorporation and filing of tax elections. We ensure the entity will provide a corporate veil between the physician’s personal assets and judgments against employees and partners.

We have assisted physicians in a broad range of specialties, including:

  • anesthesiology
  • bariatric surgery
  • breast surgery
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • cardiology
  • dermatology
  • emergency medicine
  • family practice
  • gastroenterology
  • general pediatrics
  • general surgery
  • geriatrics
  • gynecology
  • hematology
  • hospitalists
  • internal medicine
  • medical oncology
  • Mohs surgery
  • nephrology
  • neurology
  • oculoplastic surgery
  • optometry
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopedic surgery
  • pain management
  • pediatric cardiology
  • pediatric ophthalmology
  • pediatric surgery
  • pathology
  • plastic surgery
  • psychiatry
  • pulmonary medicine
  • radiation oncology
  • retinal surgery
  • rheumatology
  • vascular surgery

We provide representation in most areas of law, from tax advice to the more mundane (but vital) areas of drafting employment agreements, shareholder buy-sell agreements and other operational documents for physician organizations A key to our success in formation and representation of physician organizations is our ability to “think outside of the box”, which is instrumental in designing and negotiating innovative forms of agreements to maximize the profits of physician organizations. Because we concentrate in health law, we can often foresee potential regulatory problems in esoteric areas such as fraud and abuse before a transaction is consummated, thus assuring our clients that they will not unwittingly violate this complex and changing area of the law.