Staying current and compliant with healthcare laws and regulations requires a strategic legal partner. Woods Rogers's Health Law practice is composed of attorneys who understand the distinct needs of healthcare clients and the demands of operating in this evolving and complex industry.

We serve as outside general counsel for a range of healthcare clients, providing practical and solution-oriented guidance on an array of legal matters. Drawing on our industry knowledge and expertise, we also support in-house legal teams on specialized health law issues.

Our collaborative culture allows us to help you with the high stakes issues you face regularly. When necessary, our healthcare attorneys work with our colleagues in other practices areas to create practical and coordinated solutions to your legal challenges. 

Our clients include health systems and hospitals, medical and dental practices, behavioral health providers, federally qualified health centers, long-term care companies, community services boards and other organizations operating in the healthcare space.

Regulatory Compliance  

  • Health Information Privacy and Security
  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance
  • Credentialing and Reimbursement
  • Personnel and Medical Staff Issues
  • Compliance plan development, training, and policy reviews
  • General Outside Counsel Services

Business of Healthcare 

  • Corporate structure and governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions of practices and other healthcare entities
  • Provider contracting, compensation and recruitment
  • Management and service contracts
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurer contracting and reimbursement
  • Third-party vendor and supply agreements
  • Real estate leases, acquisitions, and financing
  • Tax issues, including tax-exemption, private inurement, unrelated business income taxes, compensation, and benefits

Patients and Care Delivery  

  • Clinical and operational issues
  • EHR and technology agreements
  • Telehealth
  • Advanced medical directives & surrogate decision-making
  • Informed consent
  • Patient safety issues

Privacy and Security of Health Data 

Our attorneys can help you understand and comply with the laws governing the privacy, security and interoperability of health data, including HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, the Information Blocking Rule, and other state and federal laws. One of our Principals, Liz Heddleston, is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®).

As your strategic partner,  we can help you:

  • Develop and implement the policies, procedures, and agreements required to protect health information and meet legal requirements
  • Consultations on privacy and security issues
  • Assist with the implementation of Security Risk Assessments, as required by HIPAA
  • Guidance in responding to requests for health information (subpoenas, law enforcement requests, etc.)
  • Provide strategic legal guidance during investigations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights and other enforcement agencies
  • Navigate a cybersecurity and data breach response from beginning to end

Whether you are a hospital system, long-term care facility, medical practice, behavioral health provider or other entity operating in the healthcare space, our team can help your business stay healthy.

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