Healthcare Contracting, Regulatory & Operational

We counsel hundreds of healthcare clients on a complex set of rapidly changing regulations impacting healthcare operations which, in turn, impacts how providers deliver quality care to patients.

Our clients include hospitals and health systems of all sizes as well as specialty services including behavioral health facilities, hospitalist programs and disease management services.

Critical areas in which we provide counsel include:

  • Self-referral prohibition.
  • Fraud and abuse analysis.
  • Licensure.
  • Accreditation.
  • Certificates of Need.
  • Corporate compliance programs.
  • Managed care contracting.
  • Group purchasing arrangements.
  • HIPAA compliance.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor reimbursement matters.

We advise clients on the structuring of compliant financial relationships, such as:

  • Professional services agreements.
  • Medical directorships.
  • Co-management arrangements.
  • Physician recruitment agreements.
  • Medical staff bylaws.
  • Staff privileges.
  • Professional liability.

The firm also advises on patient care issues involving:

  • Advance directives.
  • Informed consent.
  • Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) transfers.
  • Anti-discrimination and accessibility laws.

Further, we counsel clients on emerging areas of the law such as:

  • Forming accountable care organizations.
  • Responding to the challenges and opportunities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Implementing electronic health records (EHR).
  • We represented Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of Wheeler’s Medical Supply, a provider of intermittent catheters and incontinence supplies based in Jacksonville, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of  Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor of home infusion services. Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry

    We represented Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio, in its recapitalization by WindRose Health Investors, LLC

    We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant provider of infusion pharmacy management services in their sale to CarepathRx a platform company formed by Nautic Partners

    We served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Counsel to a private equity investment firm related to the financing of a complex buyout and restructuring of a company providing physician management and radiation oncology management services and cancer centers

    We served as counsel to a private equity investment firm related to the financing of a complex buyout and restructuring...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Ardent Health Services in its acquisition of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC)

    We served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Ardent Health Services in its acquisition of East Texas Medical Center Regional...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented a leading provider of 340B Drug Pricing Program services in its acquisition by a prescription benefit management subsidiary of a leading pharmacy healthcare provider

    We served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, as well as provided antitrust, employee benefits and tax support, for a leading...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Air Methods in its sale to private equity firm for $2.5 billion

    We served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Air Methods (formerly NASDAQ: AIRM) in its sale to American Securities, for...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Served as healthcare regulatory counsel in the company’s merger with LHP Hospital Group

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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented QualDerm Partners in its acquisition of three skin care and dermatology practices in 2016

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    Client Type: Private Company
Zachary  J. Baumann
Associate
Philip F. Berg
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Stefanie P. Carter
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Member
Krista Thornton Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Richard Eiler
Associate
Jeanne Marie Evans
Associate
Mallory Farrar
Associate
Lara A. Flatau
Member
Mary Beth Fortugno
Member
Lauren M. Gaffney
Member
Ali Gallagher
Associate
Tabitha L. Green
Associate
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Maleaka N. Guice
Associate
Clint D. Hermes
Counsel
Michael R. Hill
Member
Lauren B. Huddleston
Associate
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Stewart W. Kameen
Counsel
Amy Sanders Morgan
Associate
Whitney Mosey
Associate
Elaine C. Naughton
Associate
Dawn Perez-Slavinski
Associate
Brenda Phillips
Counsel
Brianna R. Powell
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
Angelique M. Salib
Associate
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Page Minton Smith
Associate
Jacob  B. Stansell
Associate
Jamie Gordon Steakley
Associate
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Julia Tamulis
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Quyen Vo
Associate
Leigh Walton
Member
Elizabeth S. Warren
Member
Nikki Wethington
Associate
Shannon Wiley
Member

Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Cancer therapy.
  • Clinical laboratories.
  • Dermatology.
  • Diagnostic imaging.
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies.
  • Healthcare information technology.
  • Home health.
  • Hospice.
  • Hospitals and health systems.
  • Life sciences.
  • Managed care.
  • Medical device.
  • Nonprofit providers.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies.
  • Private equity.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
  • Revenue cycle management.
  • Senior housing and long-term care.
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Urgent and retail care clinics.
  • Wellness and disease management.