Practice Areas & Industries: Burr & Forman LLP


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Health Care is one of the driving economic forces in the South and in the country; it’s also an essential focus of our firm.

In such a highly complex and regulated environment, we practice preventative law, by not only assisting clients with achieving their goals, but also avoiding unnecessary legal issues. Our attorneys represent numerous health care organizations, including hospitals, senior living facilities, surgery centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, hospice and home health agencies, physician practices, and diagnostic centers, as well as medical device, biotech, and information technology companies. From a corporate standpoint, our representation ranges from regulatory compliance issues, to acquisition, expansion, and formation projects, to medical staff concerns. When it comes to understanding the intricacies of health care corporate law, thriving businesses turn to the Burr & Forman Health Care team.

Corporate Formation, Governance, and Transactional
We routinely assist health care providers with corporate formation, governance, mergers, acquisitions, and other transactional issues, including the following:

  • Forming physician practices and other health care entities
  • Drafting and negotiating employment, independent contractor, recruitment, and other health care-related agreements
  • Drafting medical staff bylaws and policies
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations of health care entities
  • Analyzing and forming joint ventures involving health care providers
  • Analyzing and organizing accountable care organizations ("ACOs") and other types of integrated health care delivery systems
  • Providing guidance on employee compensation and benefit matters

We have immense experience assisting health care providers in any and all types of regulatory issues they may face, including the following:

  • Preparing state licensure filings for both individual and facility providers
  • Preparing and filing change of ownership documents with the appropriate state and federal agencies
  • Advising on state and federal fraud and abuse issues
  • Assisting with third-party payor enrollment, billing, and compliance
  • Providing guidance on HIPAA and HITECH compliance and preparing HIPAA compliance plans and related forms
  • Analyzing hospital and physician relationships and drafting related agreements
  • Handling various labor and employment regulatory issues
  • Assisting with intellectual property filings and compliance issues

Certificate of Need Compliance
Our experience with certificate of need matters is quite vast. From a corporate standpoint, our certificate of need experience includes the following:

  • Analyzing proposed projects for general compliance with state certificate of need laws
  • Drafting and filing letters of non-reviewability and change of ownership notices
  • Assisting in the preparation of certificate of need applications

Past Seminar Materials
  Burr Attorneys to Speak at the 2015 Legal Compliance for Nursing Homes Seminar, The Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham, AL, January 12, 2015