Health Care

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

Regulatory
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

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  • 3.3/5.0 (6)
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  • Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in se...

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    Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in search for the solution.

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    Very caring and compassionate.

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  • Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and...

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    Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and 1 yr old Daughter. I settled because Anton Mertens did not offer my any alternatives and I was poorly represented by him. My house was taken away from me and I was homeless with my 2 children because of his ineptitude as an attorney.

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    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisf...

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    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisfactory resolution for us in this matter. Messages left with the managing partner of the Jackson, MS branch to discuss the matter went unreturned. Very poor value for the money with very unethical billing issues. Complaint resolution nonexistent.

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