Our prescription for survival in difficult times: work with lawyers who understand the business of health care.

Brown Rudnick offers a unique blend of legal knowledge and practical experience in the health care field. Members of our team are former health care administrators and general counsel, as well as legislators and aides who’ve helped develop and implement health care policy.

Because we provide the depth and reach of a full-service 230-lawyer firm, health care clients often outsource their legal departments to us – making us their outside, in-house counsel. We spend hundreds of hours each year walking the corridors of hospitals, working directly with the organizations, CEO, executive team, physicians, board members and other constituencies that are the lifeblood of medical care.

In an era of more regulation and less reimbursement, we give you the resources to make deals that provide purchasing power and negotiating leverage. We’ve handled some of the most creative, high-profile business combinations in the industry, including several potential mergers, sales and joint venture arrangements involving Catholic and non-Catholic hospital systems, and for-profit companies. We have also combined two hospital systems to create a regional comprehensive open-heart surgery and angioplasty program.

We assist hospitals, surgery and imaging centers, physician-hospital organizations, physician groups, integrated health care networks, and long-term care and assisted-living facilities with:

Regulatory approvals

Strategic and business development

Mergers, joint ventures and other business combinations

Fraud and abuse compliance, audits and defense

General counsel and board support

Legislative and regulatory advocacy

Crisis management

Employment counseling and litigation

Finance, workout and insolvency

HIPAA requirements

Managed-care contracting

Nonprofit and exempt organizations

Patents and intellectual property

Physician matters

Reimbursement and third-party payors