The Healthcare Industry can be a maze of confusing rules and regulations, making it hard to understand your rights. We are here to help.
Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Agreements – We draft and review physician recruitment agreements that help hospitals and physicians develop productive relationships that are in compliance with Stark, fraud and abuse prohibitions and Anti-Kickback Statutes. We negotiate, create, and assess relationships ranging from Independent Contractor and Locum Tenes arrangements to Medical Director and Academic agreements. We can also advise you on the impact of compensation agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. We have experience establishing unique compensation plans, buy-in arrangements, bonus structures, exit strategies and buyout formulas.
Marketing Agreements– We assist in review of marketing agreements between sales representatives and health care employers. Federal and state fraud and abuse laws carry heavy civil and criminal penalties for individuals and employers that use improper methods to obtain patients. Therefore, it is important that both sales representatives and health care employers ensure that their marketing agreements and employed marketing tactics do not violate fraud and abuse laws.
Regulatory Issues – We work with providers and practices to ensure compliance with the many state and federal laws and regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, CMS regulations, fraud and abuse laws, DEA And FDA Regulations.
Business Issues- We help healthcare providers navigate a number of business issues in the current healthcare environment, including: decreasing governmental and private rates of reimbursement, managed care contracting and contract enforcement, competition for delivery of ancillary services, physician-hospital joint ventures, practice expansion opportunities, incentive compensation arrangements, buy-in and buy-out arrangements, noncompetition agreements, exclusive contracts, affordable medical malpractice insurance, billing, coding and claims denial problems and staff privilege issues.