Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. We defend healthcare providers and related entities, such as pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in government or qui tam actions brought under the federal antikickback statute, Stark self-referral regulations, False Claims Act and similar state laws.
Professional Relationships. Our lawyers represent doctors and hospitals in disputes regarding staff privileges; credentialing (including economic credentialing) with hospitals, managed care companies and insurers; ethics complaints; employment agreements; problems arising from partnerships and joint ventures; and licensure challenges.
Reimbursement and Managed Care. Healthcare providers denied reimbursement by federal healthcare programs or private payers turn to our lawyers to assist them in enforcing their rights. Managed care disputes often involve nonmonetary challenges to physician and hospital practice of medicine and are also addressed through litigation. We represent clients pursuing these issues not only in courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings, but in administrative hearings, before Provider Reimbursement Review Panel and in carrier/intermediary fair hearings.
Antitrust and Competition. Antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits are sometimes the most appropriate available recourse for healthcare providers against dominant payers or for hospitals and physicians vying for patients seeking specialized services. Our lawyers are skilled in both initiating and defending antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits in the healthcare industry.
Bankruptcy. Healthcare bankruptcies often involve adversary proceedings in which bankruptcy trustees seek to increase the assets in the estate by gaining control of the assets of other healthcare entities who were contractors to, or venturers with, the debtor. We have represented a host of parties needing defense in such proceedings and others interested in resolving these specialized litigation disputes.
Patient Care and Research. Informed consent, right to treat, medical records and confidentiality, liability for negligent patient care, human subject research protection, and conflict of interest are all healthcare litigation issues which our lawyers have handled.
For more information, please contactPhilip H. Lebowitz or any of the practice members referenced in the Attorney Listing.