Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Healthcare

The Healthcare Law Group at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus provides a variety of services to clients throughout the healthcare field, including highly specialized work in the regulatory areas governing the delivery of health care services under state and federal law.  Our health care clients include hospitals and their affiliated corporations, hospital medical staffs, medical schools, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, laboratories, joint venture groups, professional practices, and other providers of health care services.  The types of matters handled by the group include:

  • General Hospital and Health Facilities Representation
  • General Representation of Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Corporate Structuring of Health Systems and Entities
  • Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
  • General Representation of Medical Schools
  • Employment Counseling & Litigation
  • Medical Training Program and Affiliation Agreements
  • Clinical Research Agreements
  • Patient Consent and Treatment Matters
  • Medical Staff Privileges
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Medicare and Medicaid Regulation
  • Medical Staff Privileges
  • Physician Contracts
  • Certificate of Need, Licensure and Regulatory Requirements
  • Fraud, and Abuse and Stark Matters
  • Corporate Compliance Programs
  • HIPAA Compliance Programs
  • Capital Finance
  • Construction of Hospitals and Other Facilities
  • Tax-Exemption Issues
  • HITECH and Patient Safety Organization Matters
  • Managed Care Agreements and Organizations
  • Reimbursement Matters
  • Guardianships
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Antitrust Counseling and Litigation
  • Corporate Reorganizations

We have also provided health care advice to medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, trade associations, insurance companies and practice management companies.  Additionally, we have represented institutional lenders in the financing of health care projects.

Representative Matters

  • Review of Affiliation/Training Agreements for training of fellows, residents and medical students
  • Preparation of Affiliation/Training Agreements for PAs, RNs, PTs, and OTs
  • Review of Clinical Trial Agreements for research/clinical trials involving pharmaceuticals
  • Preparation of Academic Mission Support Agreements among hospitals, affiliated medical schools and medical practice groups
  • Development of corporate compliance programs for hospitals, laboratories and health systems.
  • Advising clients on compliance with State, Anti-kickback and healthcare regulations in structuring various transactions.
  • Development of HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures, prepare business associate agreements and provide guidance on specific privacy and security issues and breach notification compliance.
  • Preparation of OIG advisory opinion request concerning laboratory testing for community-based physician practices.
  • Development and review of corporate bylaws for compliance with state and federal healthcare regulations.
  • Preparation of numerous exclusive service agreements for pharmacy, radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, hospitalist, laboratory, emergency and other services.
  • Successful formation of an accountable care organization (ACO) under PPACA, including navigation through CMS application process and credentialing process, preparation of ACO participant agreements and cost savings/sharing methodology.
  • Development of program and participation agreement template for hospital subsidy of community physician practice purchase of electronic medical record software in compliance with Stark exception.
  • Representation of health system in acquisition of numerous community-based physician practices.
  • Preparation of physician employment recruitment and income guarantee agreement templates.
  • Preparation of physician call coverage agreements.
  • Preparation of supply chain management agreement among multiple health systems.

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