Health Care

At Meissner Tierney we have a long history of advising health care providers in all aspects of their practices—from the organization and structuring of practices, to regulatory compliance and various other matters during the terms of practices, to disposition and succession of practices.  During the organizational stage, our attorneys collaborate with providers to determine the best practice structure in terms of liability protection and tax analysis, among numerous other considerations.  Our attorneys are well-equipped to advise on the day-to-day legal issues that arise within a wide range of health care practices, and are frequently consulted on a variety of matters, including negotiating and drafting service agreements, medical director agreements, confidentiality agreements and noncompetition agreements; creating and maintaining various benefit, pension and profit-sharing plans; and advising as to compliance under state and federal law affecting the health care industry, including Stark Law, the anti-kickback rules, privacy laws, HIPAA, ERISA, the evolving Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, JCAHO compliance and reporting obligations to the National Practitioner Data Bank.  Our attorneys have also effected a number of health-care related acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures between and among various providers in the industry.