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Practices: Health Care

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Health Care

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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 200-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
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