Health Care

Though the mission of health care is straightforward, the business of health care is extraordinarily complex. Every health care enterprise needs an attorney who understands the legal issues and who appreciates the business risks and opportunities afforded by rapidly changing markets, complex statutes and regulations, and high levels of public scrutiny.

The attorney-members of WLA’s Health Care Practice Group are devoted to helping clients understand the law and how the legal analysis informs and affects business decisions. Our members provide strategic counsel in all areas of business law including (but not limited to) business formation and financing, governance, complex transactions and contracts, regulatory compliance and government relations, medical staff affairs and integration strategies, clinical and patient safety issues, technology and intellectual property, relationships with third party payers, and dispute resolution including complex litigation.

Our experienced members counsel enterprises in all segments of the health care industry, including systems and facilities, community-based organizations, physicians and other practitioners, medical device manufacturers, biomedical and pharmaceutical research enterprises, insurers and third-party administrators, and regulatory agencies. Our members’ clients are large and small, for-profit and non-profit, secular and religious. They share a devotion to their mission and the need for counsel that is sensitive to their business needs. They find such counsel from the attorney-members of WLA’s Health Care Practice Group.

Areas of focus

Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
Patient privacy and HIPAA compliance
Intellectual property
Litigation
Government investigations
Nursing home and elder abuse defense
Licensing disputes
Product liability
Medical malpractice defense
Real estate and tax assessment disputes
Kickback compliance
Hospital/physician mergers & acquisitions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act compliance