Health Care

Overview

OUR Practice
Stradley Ronon’s health care practice represents a broad spectrum of health care companies, including providers, payors, managed care organizations and companies that supply specialized services and products.

Health Care

OUR Experience
We help our health care clients execute their strategic plans; assess, manage and mitigate risk; and succeed in litigation by providing sophisticated, solutions-oriented advice that is delivered in a clear and direct manner. We know that our job is – first and foremost – to help our clients achieve their goals. Whether advising on a bet-the-company transaction or a more routine matter, we listen carefully to our clients and tailor our representation to best achieve the desired outcome. Our health care practice consists of an integrated, interdisciplinary team of lawyers with deep experience representing clients in the health care industry. 

YOUR Issues
Areas in which we help clients include:

Regulatory Oversight

Our attorneys are experienced in giving practical advice regarding compliance with all significant federal and state statutes and regulations, including the Stark and anti-kickback statutes, Medicare provider enrollment and recertification, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), regulations with respect to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Health Information Technology regulations, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and state laws governing each of these areas.

Health Information Privacy & Security
Our attorneys regularly counsel health care clients on an array of HIPAA and other health information privacy and security compliance issues, including guidance to covered entities, business associates, hybrid entities, research organizations and sponsors, and health information vendors. We also have considerable experience assisting clients in complying with rules governing the electronic storage of protected health information and, where unauthorized access to protected health information is discovered, handling any required dealings with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, including self-reporting.

Health Care Finance
Our lawyers in the financial services group represent lenders to the health care industry in asset-based, cash flow, term-loan, and real estate single and multi-tranche lending transactions. The transactions in which we are regularly involved include working capital facilities to support the liquidity needs of assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities, device manufacturers and distributors, and other providers of health care-related goods and services; acquisition financing to fund purchases of portfolios of skilled-nursing facilities through operations transfer and management agreements, including associated real estate; related HUD loan and intercreditor arrangements with health care facility operators and real estate owners; intercreditor arrangements involving operators, REITs and other landlords; and construction financing for medical office buildings, renovations and refits. Our health care finance team works closely with our health care regulatory attorneys in dealing with issues arising in our finance practice, including Medicare/Medicaid provider agreements and related audit issues; dual lockbox arrangements; licensing transfers and issuances; and change-of-control triggers and other matters related to change of ownership.

HIPAA


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Transactional Issues
Stradley Ronon’s health care team has broad experience in the unique business, regulatory, reimbursement, tax structuring and risk allocation issues that shape health care industry transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, financings and dispositions of health care institutions and assets. We also assist in the structuring and formation of joint ventures among hospitals, physicians and other nonprofit and for-profit health care providers.

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