Healthcare Law

We represent physicians, nurses, physician assistants, allied health professionals, other licensed healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities, medical staffs, clinics and medical groups in a variety of matters including:

Practice of Medicine and Allied Health Professions

Medical Staff / Professional Staff

Peer review, quality of care, Judicial Review Committee hearings

Disciplinary proceedings

Wellbeing, substance abuse, disruptive conduct allegations

Licenses, Credentials and Privileges

Medical Director, Professional Services, Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

Medical Staff and Professional Staff Bylaws

Summary suspension, automatic suspension, termination, discipline, monitoring, proctoring

Rehabilitation and education program placement

Business & Professions Code Section 805 and National Practitioner Data Bank Reports

Regulatory and Administrative Board Defense

Medical Board of California and other licensing board investigations and hearings

Drug Enforcement Agency

Medicare and Medi-Cal issues

Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health Services, Attorney General, District Attorney, Office of Civil Rights, and FBI investigations

Reimbursement audits and investigations

Medicare and Medi-Cal exclusions and suspensions

Business Transactions

Professional corporation formation

Management company formation

Permitting

Physician Group Agreements

Purchase and Sale of medical, dental and other practices

Billing and reimbursement procedures

Compliance

HIPAA and state patient data privacy and security

Stark and Anti-Kickback statute compliance

Corporate compliance programs

Workers Compensation, Insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal compliance

Scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others

Risk management issues

Audit risk assessment

Litigation

Credentialing and peer review disputes

Writ proceedings, damages cases, injunctive relief, arbitration, mediation

License defense and appeals

Business, officer, director and employment agreements

False Claims Act and whistleblower defense

Unfair business practices, anti-competitive behavior, fraud

Practice and call panel exclusion

Stark and Anti-Kickback statutes

Business disputes