McCathern has a reputation for providing effective solutions to our clients’ complex health care needs. Our firm provides comprehensive legal services to medical professionals in areas ranging from business and transactional matters (financing, corporate, and labor), to litigation and defense of Medicaid and Medicare audits. Our goal is to partner with our clients to achieve long-term success, reduce risk and effectuate regulatory compliance. We serve as both general outside counsel to our clients and work in collaboration with their in-house attorneys.
We represent a variety of health care providers in diverse commercial transactions, including the acquisition or disposition of facilities; reviewing and negotiating contracts, business transactions, opinion letters, incorporation, formation of limited liability companies, limited partnerships or professional associations; drafting buy-sell agreements; structuring, creation, and implementation of joint ventures; analysis of anti-kickback and referral law issues; facilitating financing transactions; and forming and enforcing non-competition agreements.
Health Care Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Our attorneys handle a wide range of health care litigation, including commercial litigation, medical liability disputes, covenants-not-to-compete, and restrictive covenant litigation. We counsel physician groups, and other health care related providers to minimize litigation and regulatory sanctions.
We advise physicians and physician groups in all manner of transactions, including the creation of health care entities, buy-sell arrangements and non-competition covenants. Our team is knowledgeable about health care businesses and assists in a variety of situations, from financing and construction needs to estate protection plans.
CMS Health Integrity Audits
In 2009, CMS launched its program to audit state Medicaid claims. Our attorneys were at the forefront of these audits and have successfully helped shape the scope and minimize the impact and burden of the audits on our clients. CMS continues to expand its audits across various industries throughout the United States. McCathern provides strategic counsel to respond to these audits and prosecute any appeals of any repayment demands.
Long Term Care
Our Long Term Care practice encompasses transactional, regulatory, and litigation services. We represent various segments of the long term care industry, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living and seniors housing communities, and home care agencies. We have a broad range of experience and knowledge in the long term care industry including the following:
- Acquisitions and Sales
- Development and Financing of New Facilities
- Corporate Compliance, Risk Management, and Fraud and Abuse Counseling
- Government Audit and Enforcement Matters
- Administrative Litigation
- Reimbursement Matters