Health care clients face a myriad of highly complex government regulations which significantly impact virtually every aspect of operations and company finances. Briggs and Morgan attorneys understand these regulations, as well as client business goals, and possess the experience necessary to work through regulatory guidelines to achieve these goals. We serve health care clients using an interdisciplinary team approach that draws upon the skills of more than 180 attorneys, allowing us to deliver efficient, effective and timely legal services.
The attorneys who serve Briggs’ health care clientele are members of health care associations and foundations. Our health care team meets regularly to review new developments and industry trends.
Briggs represents nonprofit and for-profit health care clients of all sizes, including hospitals; clinics; nursing homes; assisted living facilities; hospices; mental and behavioral health facilities; physicians, dentists and other individual practitioners; group practices; managed care organizations; pharmacies; and other suppliers of equipment, drugs and devices.
We have represented clinics and preferred providers in the negotiation of health care contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and the sale/purchase or taxable financing of hospitals and nursing homes. In the area of tax-exempt financing, Briggs has represented local and national underwriters, and served as bond counsel, for various public and private health care providers.
We assist clients in designing and implementing appropriate business strategies to meet the demands of a complex regulatory environment and competitive health care marketplace. Briggs has the breadth of experience necessary to serve clients in both transactional work and litigation. We use the experience of attorneys from a number of the firm’s areas of practice, including finance, real estate and business litigation, to maximize results for clients. In labor and employment, we offer supervisory training on topics ranging from sexual harassment to employee benefits as relevant to the health care environment.
Briggs provides advice and counseling to health care clients on a broad range of matters, including:
- Acquisitions and divestitures of health care facilities and practices
- Consent, privacy rights (including HIPAA) and medical records
- Corporate law and governance
- Credentialing and peer review
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Fraud and abuse/anti-kickback
- Health insurance
- Labor and employment
- Land acquisition
- Licensing board issues
- Managed care
- Professional liability
- Provider contracts
- Public finance
- Qui tam/False Claims Act
- Risk management and loss prevention
- Stark Law