Health Care

Legal needs for the ever-changing health care space

The health care industry has gone through significant changes in the last few years and continues to evolve. Hospitals, doctors, physician groups, health care networks and pharmacies are in need of legal expertise to ensure they comply with changing laws and new health care delivery systems, However, general business attorneys are not familiar enough with health care law to effectively serve clients.

That’s why Gresham Savage is different; our attorneys have the specialized health care knowledge and experience that is often lacking at other business law firms. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been specialists in hospital reimbursement law. We were the first in the country to help a physician practice management company go public, and we persuaded the Ninth Circuit to adopt the “birthday rule” for the coordination of benefits on behalf of a university hospital.

Business Litigators with specialized industry knowledge

Gresham Savage has handled significant False Claims Act cases, defending doctors, pharmacies, and other providers accused of regulatory problems, and helping them navigate government investigations. In concert with our well-known litigation practice, our attorneys have obtained favorable outcomes in business torts—including trade secrets litigation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty—and disputes related to collections and overpayment; partnerships, corporations and joint ventures; insurance coverage; civil rights; contract interpretation; and antitrust and unfair competition claims. Few law firms can offer the depth and breadth of health care law experience that Gresham Savage can.

Allowing medical groups to grow and thrive

On the transactional side, we help with the structuring and formation of managed care organizations as well as assist them in acquiring other organizations. Our attorneys are strategic negotiators who advocate for clients in contracting proceedings, whether it be with physicians or outside providers that contract with networks or HMOs.

Some representative matters Gresham Savage has handled include merging health care delivery networks; provider termination and insolvencies; corporate restructuring and strategic initiatives; and other business and administrative matters. Gresham Savage is home to a diverse range of practice areas, allowing our attorneys to represent health care industry clients in a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters.

Health care clients have turned to Gresham Savage for 100 years—and with the results our attorneys achieve, it’s no wonder why they choose us. Contact our health care practice group today for legal assistance if you represent a:

  • Hospital
  • Physician group
  • HMO
  • County Organized Health System
  • Public agency
  • Medical equipment and device company
  • Ancillary provider

Representative Counseling Issues Include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Audits and investigations
  • Provider contracting
  • Business transactions
  • Executive comprehension and benefits
  • Provider termination and insolvencies
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Corporate strategic initiatives
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Administrative matters

Health Care Litigation Include:

  • Contact interpretation
  • Collections
  • Overpayment disputes
  • Disputes between physicians and IPAs or medical groups
  • Partnership, corporate and joint venture disputes
  • False Claims Act cases
  • Director and officer liability claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Civil rights issues
  • Provider/vendor disputes
  • Employment litigation
  • Medical staff investigation, peer review hearings, and litigation
  • Antitrust and unfair competition claims
  • Breach of contract