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:

  • Implementing value-based care arrangements.
  • Telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
  • Navigating the provisions of care during COVID-19.
  • We represented ABB Optical Group, America’s leading independent eye care company, in its acquisition of Green Optics, a Michigan-based independent...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm, as healthcare regulatory counsel in its investment in RxSense, a high-growth healthcare technology company that utilizes its proprietary technology platform to provide innovative prescription savings solutions to consumers and pharmacy benefits administration and analytics to enterprise customers

    We served as healthcare regulatory counsel to Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm, in its investment in RxSense, a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of ProPath, the largest nationwide, fully physician operated pathology practice in the US, on day-to-day healthcare reimbursement, compliance and regulatory advice.

    Representation of ProPath, the largest nationwide, fully physician operated pathology practice in the US, on day-to-day healthcare reimbursement, compliance and...
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  • Representation EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of MidWest Eye Center, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group with 28 providers in Ohio and Kentucky

    We represented EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of MidWest Eye Center, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group with 28 providers...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • 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 EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Eye Center of Texas, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Eye Center of Texas, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, as healthcare regulatory counsel in its acquisition of UroGPO from Nautic Partners. UroGPO is a urology-specific Group Purchasing Organization and provider of educational programs for providers.

    We served as healthcare regulatory counsel to Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, 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
  • Representation of PipelineRx, a developer of a cloud-based pharmacy platform intended to optimize and transform pharmacy and amplify its impact on patient care, as regulatory and deal counsel in its sale to CarepathRx, a platform company formed by Nautic Partners that offers pharmacy solutions to patients undergoing complicated medication therapies

    We served as regulatory and deal counsel to PipelineRx, a developer of a cloud-based pharmacy platform intended to optimize and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as healthcare regulatory counsel to AllCare Plus Pharmacy, an industry leader in patient support services, in its sale...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Zachary  J. Baumann
Associate
Philip F. Berg
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Kristin M. Bohl
Member
Justin K. Brown
Counsel
Stefanie P. Carter
Healthcare Attorney
Claire S. Chen
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Member
Krista Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Jeffrey I. Davis
Member
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
Marianne C. Garner
Counsel
Ashley Gholston Fowler
Associate
Leslie Demaree Goldsmith
Member
Tabitha L. Green
Associate
Anna M. Grizzle
Member
Maleaka N. Guice
Associate
Angela Haddon
Associate
Lauren Huddleston Henschen
Associate
Clint D. Hermes
Counsel
Michael R. Hill
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Stewart W. Kameen
Counsel
Dante G. Lizza
Associate
Travis G. Lloyd
Member
Gregory F. Maczko
Associate
William T. Mathias
Member
Allie Miller McNamara
Associate
Jennifer  E. Michael
Member
Amy Sanders Morgan
Associate
Christine M. Morse
Member
Whitney Mosey
Associate
Elaine C. Naughton
Associate
Heather M. Pearson
Associate
Dawn Perez-Slavinski
Associate
Brianna R. Powell
Associate
Neerja  Razdan
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
Laurence B. Russell
Counsel
Angelique M. Salib
Associate
Scott B. Shanker
Member
Rhea Shinde
Associate
Danielle M. Sloane
Member
Page Minton Smith
Associate
Jacob  B. Stansell
Associate
Jamie Gordon Steakley
Associate
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Craig Stewart
Associate
Julia Tamulis
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Leigh Walton
Member
Elizabeth S. Warren
Member
Nikki Wethington
Associate
Shannon Wiley
Member

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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.