Areas of Practice

Health Care Law

Stark & Knoll lawyers represent a wide variety of providers in the dynamic and complex arena of health care, including hospitals, vertically-integrated health systems, physicians, physician practice groups, ambulatory surgery centers, durable medical equipment companies, imaging centers, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies, home health agencies, independent practice associations, physician/hospital organizations, ambulance service providers and retirement facilities.

We work with a range of health care clients, from small family practices, to hospitals and their corporate counsel. Our health care attorneys will help you protect your practice while working with our other corporate attorneys to assist you with the related issues of running your own business.

Examples of the firm's health care services are listed below:

  • Physician practice organization, operation, billing and administration
  • Fraud and abuse / Stark / HIPAA / Antitrust regulatory matters, compliance Programs and Medicare and Medicaid audits
  • Joint Commission and other accreditation surveys
  • FDA compliance
  • Physician/hospital joint ventures
  • Physician recruitment, employment, and independent contractor agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (including hospitals, DME companies, physician organizations)
  • Medical Staff and credentialing matters, including disciplinary proceedings, HCQIA compliance, National Practitioner Data Bank compliance and development of Bylaws
  • Risk Management and quality improvement issues
  • Formation and maintenance of self-insurance entities
  • Corporate governance / voluntary compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Obtaining / protection of tax-exempt status
  • Managed care contract negotiations and audits
  • Counseling hospitals on 409A compliance
  • PPMC (Physician Practice Management Company) arrangements
  • Certificate of Need, HUD, ODH and leasing matters for skilled nursing facilities

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