Across the country, the healthcare industry is in flux. Providers must weather the shifting dynamics of federal policy changes, increased consumer demands and the entrance of non-traditional industry players. Healthcare stakeholders – from individual doctors to management service organizations – need to adapt, innovate and pinpoint efficiencies to stay on top of inflating budget pressures, regulatory mandates and a growing demand for transparency.

More than ever, it’s crucial for providers to partner with knowledgeable, straight-talking legal counsel to help navigate the shifting regulatory landscape and respond to government and consumer demands. Turner Padget’s Healthcare Industry Team has extensive experience advising providers on regulatory compliance and transactions. Serving 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 our technical know-how with experience in the related fields of commercial transactions, taxation, employment and professional negligence defense to deliver effective and proactive representation, always at the highest level of client service.

Most importantly, we make a point to stay current with legal and regulatory developments impacting the industry to ensure we provide timely and comprehensive counsel, exceeding expectations at every step of the way.


  • Acted as general counsel to numerous medical practices and healthcare organizations.
  • Advised on federal and state healthcare issues, such as Stark / Anti-Kickback Statutes, fraud and abuse, and anti-markup rules.
  • Assisted clients with hospital joint ventures and hospital recruiting agreements.
  • Represented 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 Office of Inspector General investigation concerning allegations of fraudulent Medicaid billing practices.
  • Represented numerous healthcare professionals with claims before the state licensing boards.

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