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Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Group understands the complex needs, challenges and regulations facing the healthcare industry.  Our Group represents hospitals, academic health centers, licensed clinics, large and small physician practices, individual physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers. 

Regulatory and Compliance

 

Our Health Law Group aids clients of all types, whether hospitals or physician groups, in navigating the complex regulatory field of the healthcare industry.  The Group’s advice includes clients that are trying to wrap their arms around a Stark Law or Anti-Kickback Statute matter, facing any type of investigation, licensure issues, privacy and security breaches or compliance, governance issues unique to healthcare entities and many other similar issues that arise in the healthcare field.

Inquiries about our Regulatory and Compliance Services may be directed to Matthew R. Fisher at mfisher@mirickoconnell.com.

Transactional

Our Health Law Group has extensive experience assisting for-profit and non-profit healthcare industry clients with strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare capital and equipment financing, including bond financing.  We draft, review and negotiate contracts involving all aspects of our healthcare clients’ businesses, including contracts with vendors, third party payors, individual physicians and physician groups, medical device manufacturers, landlords and tenants.  We handle employment issues, labor disputes, employee benefit matters, and executive compensation.  We also assist our healthcare clients with real property leasing, permitting, zoning, construction and conveyancing.

Inquiries about our Transactional Services may be directed to Robert P. Lombardi at rlombardi@mirickoconnell.com or Matthew R. Fisher at mfisher@mirickoconnell.com.

Litigation

Our Health Law Group frequently defends physicians, nurses, hospitals and medical groups in medical malpractice claims.  We represent healthcare clients in business and professional disputes.  We represent physicians and other healthcare providers before their respective professional licensing boards.  The Health Law Group guides clients through responding to investigations by federal and state governmental entities, including the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Justice and state Attorney General offices, including investigations into alleged healthcare fraud and medical billing issues.  The Group has extensive experience representing hospitals, clinics, physician practices, nursing homes, and medical device manufacturers before state and federal courts, the MCAD and the EEOC in labor and employment disputes, including defense of wrongful termination claims, breach of contract allegations, as well as discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.  The Group also represents clients with unionized workforces in defending grievance and arbitration claims, unfair labor practice charges and in collective bargaining negotiations and strategies.

Inquires about our Litigation Services may be directed to Elizabeth L. B. Greene at egreene@mirickoconnell.com, Joan O. Vorster at jvorster@mirickcoonnell.com or Robert L. Kilroy at rkilroy@mirickoconnell.com.

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