Health Care Practice Group

Benesch Health Law

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The Health Care Practice Group @ Benesch

Many law firms can offer the services of competent attorneys with legal experience. Our Health Care Practice Group, however, partners our clients with attorneys and a knowledgebase that represents over 100 combined years of practical experience in the health care industry. Understanding the business and legal needs of our clients provides us with the ability to specifically customize our services. As a client, you get more than competent legal representation from our group, you develop relationships with our attorneys as counselors, advocates and partners on your team.

Health care is extremely complicated, constantly changing and highly regulated. At Benesch, we believe that the only way to truly appreciate and respond to our clients’ daily challenges is to establish deep connections within the health care industry. Every attorney in our Health Care Practice Group has worked in or is actively involved in some facet of the health care industry. Our attorneys have considerable experience as both outside advisors and in-house legal talent. The combination of experience as an outside advisor and member of an in-house legal team provides our attorneys with the unique ability to assist clients as they navigate issues at the intersection of health care, law and business.

Clients who choose us can almost always be assured that our attorneys already have experience within their sector of the health care industry or with their specific issue. Our attorneys have provided counsel to a wide spectrum of for-profit and tax-exempt non-profit health care clients throughout the country, including physicians and physician organizations, hospitals and health systems, long-term care and senior living facilities, behavioral health providers, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging enterprises, durable medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, pharmaceutical retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers, managed care organizations, payers, payer services organizations, hospices, home health agencies and other health care providers, facilities, payers and organizations.

What sets us apart is our ability to provide a holistic perspective on the challenges and intricacies of the health care industry based on an in-depth understanding of our clients business interests and legal issues, including, but not limited to; health care lending and finance, mergers and acquisitions, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, regulatory compliance, private insurance, antitrust, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, licensure, and survey and certification.

Benesch was ranked first in the city of Cleveland in the area of Health Care Law by the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide of U.S. attorneys. Published biennially since 1983, and now an annual publication, The Best Lawyers in America is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. For more information about The Best Lawyers in America, please visit http://www.bestlawyers.com.

At Benesch, experience makes up only half of what we offer to our clients. We take advantage of our industry exposure to also give fully customized service. Our attorneys immerse themselves in their client’s business and take the time to understand their needs. Then, using their wealth of industry knowledge and legal skills, our attorneys develop a customized solution for each client. With that solution in mind, we engage our client service teams using a time-tested multi-disciplinary team approach for all of your legal services. No matter what mix of legal expertise you need, our team will have the know-how to respond quickly and intelligently. Our attorneys have tackled a broad and varied range of client challenges including but not limited to:

 Business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capitalizations, recapitalizations;
 Divestitures, joint ventures and key contracts;
 Fraud and abuse and Stark analysis and advice;
 Corporate and HIPPA compliance;
 Civil and criminal investigations;
 Litigation and alternative dispute resolution;
 Regulatory analysis and advice;
 Individual and facility licensure and accreditation;
 Antitrust analysis, advice and due diligence;
 Not-for-Profit and tax-exempt organization analysis and advice;
 Bankruptcy and reorganizations;
 Managed care contracting and network development;
 Medical staff and peer review; and
 Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

We know our clients benefit from targeted legal services. At Benesch, we take pride in offering comprehensive services. By drawing on our vast contacts within the health care industry, we have keen insight into the emerging trends and proposed laws and regulations that impact the industry. We can anticipate how potential industry changes might affect your business and present opportunities or risks and provide counsel to allow clients to improve or protect their businesses and take advantage of new opportunities.

Our industry connections also allow us to be advocates. Recognizing the significant regulatory environment, we proactively build relationships with those who influence policy, law and regulations: industry leaders and their entities, legislative and regulatory bodies, and individual legislators and regulators. We can then amplify our clients’ voices on matters crucial to their success by furnishing industry leaders with insight on how proposed laws, rules and regulations might hurt or help the industry.