Health Law

“I am extremely pleased to work with such a responsive group of attorneys. It is evident in every interaction with them that they are truly concerned about helping us achieve our organization’s goals. They know our business and they know our history.”

Dr. Roby C. Thomson, Jr.
MD & Former CEO
University of Minnesota Physicians

Forbes, September 18, 2006
 



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The Gray Plant Mooty Health Law Practice Group is dedicated to providing the best client value by offering unmatched expertise, deploying an enthusiastic and talented team tailored to each project. We regularly help our clients—from large multistate delivery systems and health plans to solo rural practitioners—resolve complex regulatory issues, and we work proactively to help implement sensible plans for the future in an ever-shifting regulatory landscape. We take a practical, collaborative approach, working alongside our clients to understand their businesses and empower them to pursue their missions with confidence.

Our areas of deep expertise include health care compliance and regulatory matters, health care transactions, and health care litigation. We also regularly provide general counsel services to our health care clients and assistance on a wide range of routine business matters, including contracting, employment, labor law, employee benefits, and real estate issues.

Academic Medicine

The Gray Plant Mooty health law team is one of the most experienced groups of attorneys working with academic medical centers, as well as their related professional schools (including medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and schools of pharmacy), in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Gray Plant Mooty’s extensive Labor, Employment & Higher Education Practice Group lends us additional expertise to address the complex, intersecting issues faced by academic medical centers.

Our expertise particular to academic medicine includes:

  • Advising on reimbursement and billing in physician teaching settings and other complex areas, such as transplant services, clinical labs, and in joint ventures with community providers
  • Issues related to graduate medical education funding
  • Negotiating and drafting electronic health record arrangements to facilitate clinical care, education, and research
  • Clinical research contracting, compliance and reporting issues
  • Negotiating and drafting contractual arrangements involving AMC physicians
  • Structuring relationships between components of AMCs
  • Obtaining favorable OIG advisory opinions for AMC clients
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts between AMC components and other health systems.

Health Care Regulatory Counseling

Health care providers in the United States offer their services and conduct their businesses in an environment of ever-changing and highly technical laws and regulations, state and federal oversight, and political and public scrutiny. Gray Plant Mooty’s health law team understands that when it comes to compliance, the rules are complex and the stakes are high. We routinely help our clients develop compliance plans and guide them through responding to and defending against federal and state regulatory inquiries.

Our expertise includes:

  • Federal and state fraud and abuse laws
  • Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute compliance
  • Government investigations and self-disclosure
  • False Claims Act
  • HIPAA and state privacy, security and breach matters
  • Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement issues
  • Patient rights, including vulnerable adult and child protection laws
  • Medical staff issues
  • Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, participation and program integrity matters
  • Tax and tax exemption law
  • Antitrust law
  • Advising diagnostic imaging centers, clinical labs, DMEPOS, HHAs and other ancillary providers
  • State fee splitting and corporate practice of medicine
  • Facility and provider licensing
  • Provider, vendor, and managed care contracting

Health Care Transactions

The Gray Plant Mooty health law team provides the highest levels of expertise, experience, and specialization in virtually every type of health care contracting relationship, merger, acquisition, and joint venture. Whether it involves negotiating the terms of a physician practice sale to or by a hospital, a long-term professional services or management agreement, adding a hospital to an existing system, adding an additional service or location, forming hospital-physician joint ventures, or enabling providers to collaborate in bringing new services to the community, the Gray Plant Mooty health law team provides the expertise, leadership, and creativity critical to developing strategies that meet the challenges presented by such transactions.

Our expertise includes:

  • Affiliations, joint ventures, and collaborations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Antitrust counseling in transactions
  • Health care financing
  • Facility and provider licensing
  • Provider, vendor, and managed care contracting

Health Care Litigation

Our health care litigation specialists provide our clients in the health care field with knowledgeable, practical representation. The litigators on the health care team represent health plans, hospitals, clinics, physician groups, individual health care professionals, and other providers in litigation, before state licensing boards and administrative bodies, and in responding to civil and criminal investigations.

Our expertise includes:

  • Qui tam and whistleblower defense
  • Government and internal investigations
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal and state fraud and abuse laws
  • Matters before state licensing boards
  • Patient rights, including vulnerable adult and child protection laws
  • Medicare enrollment, billing, reimbursement, and participation disputes
  • Licensing and credentialing disputes
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