It is hardly news that health care and its costs have occupied the front pages of the news, at least since the adoption of the federal Affordable Care Act in 2010. As a provider, being in the medical field means more than just providing health care. You also have to navigate the increasingly complex and ever-changing sea of state and federal regulations. Health carriers have a whole range of new concerns, particularly those being adopted at the state and local levels to comply with the 2010 Act. Now even some employers are facing new mandates in this area, the scope of which will be important to understand with precision.
Our health care law attorneys are skilled at helping clients — from hospitals and health carriers to managed care organizations and employers. Our goal is to help our clients be compliant, while staying financially healthy, as they participate in a system designed to get people the health care they need.
We do it by working with you to satisfy the competing requirements of state insurance regulations, managed care issues, workers’ compensation laws, and federal health coverage and privacy mandates. With our understanding of physician contracting, health care financing, and fraud and abuse principles, we help you minimize legal risks, reach efficient and practical solutions to your problems, and achieve your business goals. And when a change in rules or statutes is your best solution, we help craft that change, advocate for it before the legislature or rule-making agency, and guide it through the legislative or rule-making process. Let our attorneys help keep your bottom line healthy when these and other legal concerns arise:
- Regulatory and liability issues, including antitrust laws and the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”)
- Fraudulent claims
- Managed care and other insurance regulation
- Medical record and insurance record confidentiality
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Anti-kickback issues
- Federal Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform