Health Care Law

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In order to navigate the complicated and ever-changing laws surrounding health care and your business, you need attorneys who understand your challenges. The health care lawyers at Houston Harbaugh have the knowledge and experience to help you manage everyday issues as well as plan for the future.

Physicians and Group Practices
We know the increased challenges tied to changes in regulations, insurance protocols, cost management and revenue management that you face. Houston Harbaugh has counseled thousands of doctors on:

  • Contract negotiations with hospitals and payors
  • Physician joint ventures with hospitals and other health care entities
  • Federal and State regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, ACA, Fraud & Abuse
  • Practice management issues
  • Advocacy and new practice start-up
  • Practice mergers, sales, and acquisitions
  • Physician buy-ins and buy-outs
  • Professional licensure and disciplinary proceedings
  • Compensation and reimbursement analysis
  • Medical staff, credentialing, disciplinary, and peer review matters
  • Clinical trials and research compliance
  • Employment contracts, labor, human resources, and employment litigation
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and third party payor reimbursement and audits
  • Restrictive covenant litigation
  • Medical office real estate matters

Hospitals and Institutions
The changing health care landscape has resulted in significant changes to all models of health care delivery. Our health law attorneys have worked with numerous hospitals and other provider entities in providing health law counsel, as well as business counsel, critical to supporting the operations of institutions in matters such as:

  • Merger, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other affiliations
  • Federal and State regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, ACA, Fraud & Abuse
  • Tax-exempt and non-profit matters
  • Risk management and corporate strategy
  • Physician matters, including credentialing, peer review, medical staff issues, and provider contracts
  • Licensing and regulatory approvals
  • General Counsel, Corporate Governance, Board Support
  • Employment and labor law and litigation

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Saying Sorry: When is a Poor Apology Better Than No Apology At All?
Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News | 12.09.13

Contemplating New Models of Physician Compensation
Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News | 09.12.2013

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