Practice Areas & Industries: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

 





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Health Care is one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of law. Legislative and regulatory changes at both the federal and state levels of government, along with unprecedented market activity, are presenting health care providers and insurers with daunting financial and regulatory compliance challenges along with major opportunities. Wilson Elser is equipped to provide health care clients seeking to thrive in this new environment with a unique combination of resources. We offer the strength and superior support capabilities of a large national firm, coupled with the personalized service of teams of health care and government relations lawyers specializing in health care transactions and the unique regulatory and legislative environment in which health care clients must operate. It is precisely the synergy between these two practice areas that enables us to provide our clients with the highest-caliber services and allows our clients to achieve their goals and objectives in the most expeditious manner

We offer the strength and superior support capabilities of a large national firm, coupled with the personalized service of teams of health care and government relations lawyers specializing in health care transactions and the unique regulatory and legislative environment in which health care clients must operate.

The highly skilled attorneys of Wilson Elser’s Health Care practice work closely with clients in addressing the myriad complex issues that those clients encounter in a constantly changing health care operational and regulatory environment. We find innovative ways to ease compliance burdens and provide creative, cost-effective strategies to complete transactions.

Members of the practice have substantial health care-related experience, many having held prominent leadership positions in government, health care associations and the health care industry. We also have a broad range of experience providing business, transactional and regulatory guidance, along with litigation services, to health care providers and insurers, including individual hospitals, health care networks, physician groups, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, adult homes, managed care entities and other health care providers.

Wilson Elser’s Health Care practice is closely integrated with our Government Affairs practice to offer clients a dynamic multidisciplinary blend of experience and innovative counsel in addressing complex state and federal health care matters requiring interaction with government.

The following are representative of the types of health care services Wilson Elser offers its clients:

Counsel/Entity Operations/Transactional

  • General counsel services to health care organizations
  • For-profit / not-for-profit governance issues
  • Health care administrative and regulatory compliance
  • Medicaid fraud and abuse compliance
  • Medicare fraud and abuse compliance
  • Medical privacy, including HIPAA and HITECH privacy, security and breach notification rules
  • Managed care contracting
  • Contracting for ancillary services
  • General health care business contracting and leasing
  • Asset purchase and transfer agreements
  • Medical technology acquisition
  • Physician and other health care professional employment agreements
  • Professional licensing and disciplinary matters
  • Medical staff governance and bylaws
  • Medical staff fair hearings
  • Physician recruitment arrangements
  • Development and construction of health care facilities and operations, including the certificate of need (CON) process

Health Care Networks and Restructuring

  • Formation / reorganization of health care systems
  • Creation and operation of multi-provider networks
  • Joint ventures and partnerships among health care providers
  • Formation of hospital-affiliated physician groups
  • Acquisition of physician practices by hospitals
  • Creation and operational assistance to provider- and insurer-based entities providing practice management and electronic medical record assistance to providers

Investigations/Litigation/Proceedings

  • Complex civil litigation regarding health care law and policy
  • Government audits, surveys, hearings and investigations (Office of Medicaid Inspector General, New York Attorney General Fraud Control Unit, New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Labor, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Office of the Professions)
  • Provider payment and reimbursement rate appeals

 
Group Presentations
  Understanding Significant Issues in Private Healthcare Exchanges, July 24, 2013
 
Past Seminar Materials
  South Florida Health Care Roundtable, February 26, 2013
 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

New Jersey Court of Appeals: Discovery Related to Bad Faith Claims Should Be Stayed Pending Resolution of Insurance Claims for UM/UIM Benefits
Kim M. Connor,Thomas F. Quinn, December 20, 2013
On November 21, 2013, in Procopio v. Government Employees Insurance Company, a/k/a and d/b/a GEICO, Docket No. A23-1-12T2, an intermediate New Jersey appeals court held that in a pending uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage case, a policyholder may not file a complaint...

A Superstorm Sandy Retrospective: How the Actions of New York Regulators May Shape Responses to Future Natural Disasters
Sandy M. McDermott,Carl J. Pernicone,Frederick J. Pomerantz,Stacey B. Rowland, November 05, 2013
A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they should expect to encounter the next time a federal or state disaster...

Administration Delays Launch of Federally Facilitated Small Business Health Insurance Exchanges
Frank J. Fanshawe,Sandy M. Smith, September 30, 2013
In 35 states where the federal government is taking a lead role in the development of the health insurance exchanges, small businesses will be required to wait until November to complete their online purchases of health coverage. The Obama Administration originally established October 1, 2013 as...