The health care industry today faces many new and complex challenges. Government and industry-sponsored reform initiatives, declining reimbursement, an aging population, staffing shortages and regulatory restrictions on compensation and other financial arrangements are forcing hospitals, physicians and other providers to restructure the ways in which they deliver services. No one can deny that these are formidable obstacles. However, we believe that the other side of challenge is opportunity. The challenges that health care providers face may indeed be opportunities for growth and prosperity.
Turning challenges into opportunities requires a comprehensive knowledge of the law, as well as a clear understanding of health care as a business. We understand the operations, market trends and economics of the health care industry. We have gained our expertise by actively counseling and advising a wide array of health care clients, including hospitals and health systems, long-term care facilities, multi- and single specialty physician groups, managed care organizations and providers of outpatient and ancillary services, suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies and medical device manufacturers.
Brouse subscribes to a cross-disciplinary approach to our health care practice, engaging specialists who are able to counsel and advise clients in the areas of organizational design, regulatory compliance, reimbursement issues, corporate financing, labor and employment, real estate, taxation and employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and litigation. Our broad spectrum of expertise allows us to deal with the complex problems that often arise in today’s health care businesses and turn them into opportunities.
Our health care practice regularly assists clients in the following areas:
- Practice acquisitions and related transactions
- Health care joint ventures
- Physician and hospital alignment strategies
- Stark and Anti-Kickback issues
- Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance audits and appeals
- Physician employment agreements
- Regulatory approval, accreditation and licensing issues
- Medical staff issues
- Patient care issues
- Managed care contracting issues
- Dialysis provider issues and transactions
- HIPAA and patient privacy issues