Butzel Long’s Health Care Practice has in-depth experience and a wide range of resources to help clients deal with ongoing business issues, critical regulatory and litigation-related matters, and complex transactions. That experience is more important now than ever, as the health care industry faces continual economic challenges and significant governmental action.
We understand the unique legal, operational, and economic issues and relationships inherent in the health care industry and have the expertise to counsel a broad spectrum of clients, including hospital and health systems, physicians, dentists, nurses and other professionals, ambulatory surgical centers, home care and physical therapy providers, long term care and hospice facilities, nursing homes, managed care providers, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and many others.
Our attorneys are at the forefront of changes in the health care industry, addressing issues in technology, entrepreneurship, and rapid regulatory changes. The issues we deal with include joint ventures, M&A and restructuring; hospital-provider relations; real estate; labor, employment, and benefits; health information technology, HIPAA compliance, and privacy issues; regulatory compliance; Stark/anti-kickback; medical staff/fair hearing, peer review, and professional licensure; taxation and exempt organization matters; RAC audits; research agreements; anti-trust; bond financing; certificates of need; criminal and civil false claims, including Qui Tam actions and other criminal defense matters; environmental and medical hazardous waste issues; and patent, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. We also serve on board and committees of various industry and professional organizations, are members of state and national bar health care law sections, have presented programs and lectured at various seminars relating to health care law, and have published articles in numerous health care law journals. We regularly publish client alerts on current health care topics, and offer a weekly health care news alert linking to major industry stories of interest.