Today, hospitals and Article 28 facilities are playing an increasingly more prominent role in the process of health care delivery. Recent federal and state legislative initiatives have accelerated the shift in the delivery model from small private practices to large, integrated networks, major hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers and ambulatory surgery centers. With the ever increasing prominence, hospitals and Article 28 facilities now face a heightened regulatory scrutiny, need to comply with a slew of new and ever changing laws and regulations, and are involved in more complex business transactions than ever before. To help our clients successfully overcome these new challenges, we offer the following services to our hospital and Article 28 clients:
We have successfully represented Article 28 facilities in a wide variety of business transactions, including establishment, expansion, mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture deals. We routinely counsel Article 28 facilities on the issues of regulatory compliance, Medicaid, Medicare and third party reimbursements, contracting and response to investigations and audits. We defend Article 28 facilities in proceedings involving allegations of fraud and abuse. We also represent Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs) in all legal matters, including establishment, compliance counseling, reimbursement, audits and investigations and contracting with other providers.