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)
Philip F. Berg
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Brian D. Bewley
Member
Derick Blakely
Associate
Stefanie P. Carter
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
Krista Thornton Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Michael J. DeAgro
Associate
Ali Deatherage
Associate
Kaitlyn L. Dunn
Associate
Richard Eiler
Associate
Jeanne Marie Evans
Associate
Mallory Farrar
Associate
Lara A. Flatau
Member
Mary Beth Fortugno
Member
Lauren M. Gaffney
Associate
Courtney Ginn
Associate
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Maleaka N. Guice
Associate
Michael R. Hill
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
David A. King
Member
Amy Sanders Morgan
Associate
Elaine C. Naughton
Associate
Daniela J. O'Mara
Associate
Brenda Phillips
Counsel
Brianna R. Powell
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
H. Shine Chen Schattgen
Associate
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Page Minton Smith
Associate
Jamie Gordon Steakley
Associate
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Craig Stewart
Associate
Julia Tamulis
Associate
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Quyen Vo
Associate
Leigh Walton
Member
Elizabeth S. Warren
Member
Shannon L. Wiley
Associate

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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