Practices

Health Care

With advances in technology and the aging of America, the health care industry continues to grow. However, coupled with that growth are major changes in the industry’s organization and structure, impacting all aspects of the health care supply chain.

Chambliss health care lawyers provide guidance to clients for issues ranging from compliance to professional and facilities licensure. Through its interdisciplinary approach, health care lawyers work closely with the firm’s Business, Finance, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Litigation Sections to bring strategic solutions.

In addition to counseling health care clients on business and regulatory issues, the firm is able to assist when claims or lawsuits are filed against them in both the professional and commercial settings. The firm’s lawyers include medical malpractice litigators who have handled numerous defense cases before state and federal courts. The firm also assists professionals involved in credentialing matters, medical staff disputes, and matters reportable to the national health care practitioner data bank.

Health care lawyers are actively involved in many industry and professional groups, such as American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Many are included in The Best Lawyers in America, and are regular presenters on health care topics.

Chambliss lawyers provide guidance to leading health care participants throughout Tennessee and the Southeast. Clients include:

  • Physicians and other medical groups
  • Physician practice management companies
  • Outpatient diagnostic centers
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Faculty practice plans
  • Home health providers and hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment suppliers
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Some of the specific areas in which Chambliss provides counsel include:

  • Acquisitions and restructuring involving physician practices, hospitals, and other health care entities
  • Analyzing non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions
  • Certificate of need statutes and regulations
  • Compliance plans
  • Contract and business ventures between physicians and hospitals
  • Governmental and private investigations
  • HIPAA and other patient confidentiality laws
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Managed care contracts
  • Organization of physician and professional health care entities
  • Regulatory matters including fraud and abuse, Stark, and the False Claims Act
  • Unwinding physician and hospital relationships
  • Medicare and other payor audits