For health care professionals, a chief concern is that constantly evolving regulations and liability standards may drive them out of business. Unfortunately, it is happening already. The health care industry is highly regulated and rapidly changing. New statutes are passed and new requirements are imposed almost weekly. If you are a health care provider, you know how hard it is to keep up with these changes.
At Kaplin Stewart, we make it easy. We help you stay ahead of the curve and fully aware of changes that might affect you. In addition, we work closely with our colleagues in the business, employment and tax groups. This allows us to provide you with coordinated services and representation for all of your needs. Whether you are facing a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) violation charge, are undergoing hospital credentialing or have questions about independent contractor status, we can help.
We are a regionally based law firm representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and other areas of the United States. In health care-related matters, our lawyers represent physicians, physician groups, dentists, hospitals, nursing care facilities, assisted living residences, home health care providers and health information technology companies.
In all matters, our goal is to help you be proactive. We will advise you about actions that you can take to avoid problems. If issues do arise, we are skilled at using negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid the excessive costs and delays of litigation.
Our practice includes:
- Partnership/practice group formation
- Provider agreements
- Facility agreements
- Employment law
- Fraud and abuse issues
- Wage and hour investigations
- Medical practice issues
- Purchase and sale of medical practices
- Restrictive covenants
- Joint ventures
- Insurance reimbursement
- Administrative compliance
- Administrative enforcement actions and appeals
- HIPAA privacy, security and compliance (for employers)
- Litigation and appeals
Health care matters can be complex. Speak with an attorney at Kaplin Stewart through email or by phone.