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Healthcare Law

Gibbs Giden’s healthcare practice group provides sophisticated legal guidance to healthcare industry participants throughout California and Nevada. Our attorneys represent hospitals, health systems, providers, and others in the healthcare sector regarding challenging transactional, litigation, and regulatory issues.

Being an experienced business or transactional lawyer is simply not enough when it comes to protecting the interests of healthcare facilities, owners, and practitioners. A rapidly aging population, relentless uncertainty surrounding federal healthcare law and the insurance market, and the evolving demands and expectations of patients combine to create a business environment fraught with risk and clouded by instability. Effective healthcare representation requires a steady hand as well as a comprehensive understanding of the nuanced issues, standards, and regulations that govern the formation and operation of healthcare practices, facilities, and organizations.

Experienced Attorneys Serving Clients in the Healthcare Sector

Our attorneys’ leverage their extensive knowledge of regulatory regimes, business structuring, construction, insurance, and contract drafting and negotiation to provide our clients with experienced and cost-effective representation on a wide range of matters. We assist with the formation, development, syndication, construction and operation of outpatient surgery centers and private medical practices, and are valued partners who can clear a path that allows practices to build, grow, and thrive.

Our attorneys represent facilities and providers of all kinds, including:

  • Individual Practices
  • Group Practices
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
  • Community Hospitals
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Imaging Centers

Advising Clients on a Range of Healthcare Related Matters

No matter the particular legal need, whether long-term planning, day-to-day operations or adeptly responding to unexpected crises, our healthcare attorneys are adept, agile, and responsive. When an all-hands-on-deck approach is required, our lawyers work collaboratively across relevant practice areas to protect the interests of our healthcare clients. When a question arises, we are accessible and responsive, providing concise, actionable advice.

Our healthcare practice group assists clients with all manner of issues, including:

  • Accreditation (Preparation and Reviews)
  • Credentialing of Physicians
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Provider Contracting
  • Post-Payment Audit Evaluations
  • State and Federal Fraud and Abuse
  • Anti-Kickback Provisions
  • Stark Laws, Self-Referral Statutes
  • HIPAA and HITECH Compliance
  • Entity Formation
  • Physician Contracting
  • Medical Director Agreements
  • Asset Purchases / Stock Purchases
  • Healthcare Facility Construction
  • Developer and Manager Contracting
  • Employment Matters
  • Syndication (Private Offerings)
  • Medicare/Medicaid Participation Conditions
  • Clinical standards of care
  • Quality Assurance and Peer Review
  • Training and Credentialing
  • Whistleblower claims

We pride ourselves in developing forward-thinking, innovative, and creative ways to protect our healthcare clients from exposure while increasing their profitability. This requires staying abreast and ahead of the constant changes in healthcare law and technology that directly and indirectly impact our clients.

Contact Gibbs Giden for Assistance With Healthcare Law Issues

At Gibbs Giden, we believe that effective healthcare representation involves more than just providing sound advice or thorough documentation. It also includes educating our clients and empowering them with information so that they can better run and protect their practices and businesses. That is why we regularly issue updates and conduct presentations for clients on a wide range of relevant and important topics.

For more information, please call our Los Angeles office at 310-552-3400, our Westlake office at  805-261-1777, our Irvine office at 949-287-8044, or our Las Vegas office at 702-836-9800, or contact us online.