Phoenix Health Care Lawyers Provide Practical Advice to Medical Professionals
Arizona attorneys help hospitals and physicians keep up with legal mandates
Health care is a critical industry, especially in the age of COVID-19, which has triggered a vast array of new legal issues and professional standards. The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona is an established business law firm where we use our legal skills and knowledge to meet the special demands of the health care community.
How we can help you maintain your health care business by meeting your legal obligations
Serving the healthcare needs of the community, whether through a hospital or medical practice, involves responsibilities that go far beyond actual treatment. We give our health care business clients practical and authoritative legal advice and assistance on a large array of critical subjects, such as:
- Governance and organizational issues
- Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions
- Compliance programs
- HIPAA and patient privacy
- Certificates of Need, licensure and other state regulatory concerns
- Professional credentialing
- Medical staff bylaws
- Managed care contracts and related issues
- Medicare and Medicaid concerns
- Antitrust questions
- Whistleblower actions
We keep up to date with the legal requirements governing medical providers and develop effective strategies tailored to each client’s situation and needs. No matter what type of health care professional you are, we will work with you to make sure your medical practice keeps on the right side of the law.
Protecting health care providers against fraud allegations
Hospitals and physicians sometimes face accusations of overbilling, charging for phantom procedures and medicines, submitting fraudulent health reports to insurance companies and committing fraud involving Medicare and Medicaid. We help our clients avoid and counter these allegations by advising them on methods that ensure billings and reports to insurance companies and government agencies are accurate and satisfy legal requirements. However, if, in spite of our efforts, they are accused, we provide skilled, cost-effective representation to them during investigations, regulatory actions and civil suits.
Why you need a lawyer when you sell your practice
Selling your practice when you retire or move gives your patients the opportunity to make a smooth transition to a new provider and offers you a financial return that assists you in the next stage of your life. However, you need to be careful when contemplating this type of transaction. Contracts that transfer your interest in a medical practice should ensure that you have no potential legal liability for the actions of your successors. Furthermore, regulations state that when you end your relationship with a medical practice, you have legal duties with respect to the transfer and handling of your patients’ medical records. As your attorneys, we will negotiate and draft agreements that will protect you effectively in both respects and otherwise make sure that the transfer satisfies all legal requirements and, to the extent possible, your own objectives.
Contact a Phoenix business law firm that understands the needs of the health care industry
The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C., takes an authoritative, practical approach to the business of providing medical care in Arizona. To schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable health care lawyer, call our office today at 866-696-2033 or contact us online. Located in midtown Phoenix, our office is easily accessed by light rail or car, with plenty of available parking.