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Overview

Across the country and in South Carolina, the healthcare industry is in flux. As the Affordable Care Act takes hold, healthcare providers must face challenging new dynamics of added technical requirements, increased consumer demands and the entrance of non-traditional industry players. Healthcare providers – from individual doctors to management service organizations – will need to adapt, innovate and find efficiencies to stay on top of increased budget pressures, new regulatory mandates and a growing demand for transparency. More than ever, it is crucial for these providers to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can help them navigate the shifting regulatory landscape and respond to government and consumer demands.

 

The attorneys at Turner Padget have extensive experience advising healthcare providers on regulatory compliance and transactions specific to the healthcare industry. Representing individual physicians, healthcare practice groups, independent practice associations (IPAs) and management service organizations (MPOS), our knowledge spans the spectrum of issues facing the industry. We combine experience in the related fields of commercial transactions, taxation, employment and professional negligence defense to provide effective and proactive representation. Most importantly, we make a point to stay current with legal and regulatory developments impacting healthcare to ensure we can provide timely comprehensive counsel.

 

Experience

  • Entity formation
  • Practice sales and purchases
  • Employment agreements and counseling
  • Physician-Hospital agreements
  • Peer review and credentialing
  • HIPAA
  • Stark/Anti-kickback
  • Business disputes
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Taxation
  • Employment law
  • Professional negligence defense

Representative Engagements

  • Act as general counsel to numerous medical practices and healthcare organizations.
  • Advise on federal and state healthcare issues such as Stark/Anti-Kickback Statutes, fraud and abuse, and anti-markup rules.
  • Assist clients with hospital joint ventures and hospital recruiting agreements.
  • Represent a number of medical practices in negotiations regarding sales of practices to hospitals.
  • Negotiated and closed a multi-million dollar credit facility to provide operating capital for a group of four related nursing home centers.
  • Received dismissal of a national nursing company and an individual nurse on negligent infliction of emotional distress claim.
  • Represented a long term care and rehabilitative facility involving allegations of failure to monitor blood sugar and properly institute dietary controls to a defense verdict.
  • Assisted in the response to and defense of an OIG investigation concerning allegations of fraudulent Medicaid billing practices.