Health Law

Health Law

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Innovation, flexibility and focus on practical solutions to intricate problems are the hallmarks of Brach Eichler's Health Law Practice Group. In today's complex health care environment, we offer our clients the knowledge to address regulatory hurdles and the experience to address the myriad legal and business issues that can and often do occur. We offer a full panoply of services to clients across the health care field in such areas as physician and hospital contracts; corporate governance and compliance; health care mergers and acquisitions, administrative and judicial litigation; and state and federal regulatory advice.

Our clients reflect a cross-section of the health care industry. They range from large physician groups to individual practitioners, from hospitals and hospital systems to medical staff organizations, from physician specialty societies to health care trade associations, and from long-term care facilities and home health agencies to patients and providers seeking insurance coverage and proper reimbursement.

Chambers USA cited Brach Eichler's health law practice for its "responsiveness and position as leader in the field of healthcare.  Although best known for representing physicians, members of the group also have experience acting for hospitals and health systems."  Chambers added:  "They provide an outstanding quality of service at an excellent price.  They understand their clients, and if there is a job that needs doing they can be counted on to do it right."

Breadth of Practice

Representation of clients in the health care industry demands knowledge and legal experience across a wide spectrum, ranging from Medicare regulations to contract negotiations, corporate compliance to provider reimbursement. In the realm of federal regulation in particular, Brach Eichler's health law attorneys structure transactions to comply with the Stark Law and "Safe Harbor" regulations, advise clients with respect to medical reimbursement issues and provide guidance to hospitals, physicians and other providers to protect and defend against fraud investigations. Having developed strong relationships with public officials on both the state and national level, we are able to effectively advocate on behalf of our clients in such areas as certification and licensure, for both individuals and health care facilities.

Examples of our comprehensive representation to clients in the health care industry include:

  • General counsel to hospitals and hospital systems
  • Hospital-physician joint ventures
  • Medical practice contracting
  • Development of hospital and medical staff bylaws
  • Structuring mergers of physician practices and health care facilities
  • Sales and purchases of medical facilities
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Negotiation of managed care contracts
  • Representation of ambulatory surgery centers/ambulatory care facilities
  • Representation of physicians before Board of Medical Examiners
  • General counsel to physician specialty societies
  • Certificate of need and licensure litigation
  • Provider reimbursement appeals
  • Advice on HIPAA and other compliance issues
  • Defense of fraud investigations