The counsel provided by Wolf Haldenstein’s Healthcare Group includes corporate and transactional matters, New York State regulatory matters, compliance issues, electronic medical records and financings.
Our healthcare attorneys have deep knowledge and experience in the issues unique to the industry, including Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, managed care, electronic medical records, regulatory requirements, integrated delivery systems and compliance issues. We act as general counsel for many healthcare provider clients, handling their day-to-day needs in the following areas:
Corporate and Transactional Matters
We advise our clients on transactions from joint ventures and the sale and purchase of facilities and businesses, to structuring corporate ownership of complex healthcare organizations. We structure transactions and ventures for tax exempt health care providers to minimize their tax liability.
Specific services to physician practices include arranging the purchase and sales of practices in a tax efficient manner; drafting partnership and employment agreements; consulting on compliance issues for expanding elements of the practice; and general business and real estate matters.
New York State Regulatory Authorities
We assist health care clients with applications to and communications with the New York State Department of Health and Department of Education. Our efforts include Certificate of Need applications, receiverships, obtaining licenses and compliance with regulatory requirements.
We counsel clients from single physicians to major institutional providers on compliance with Federal and State laws, such as the anti-kickback rule, the Stark non-referral rule, HIPAA and the Red Flag Rules. We draft and implement compliance plans and structure transactions in light of compliance law requirements.
We assist clients in all phases of obtaining financing for existing debt and new projects. We have a wide range of experience with tax exempt bonds, NYC loan programs, HUD guaranteed loans and bank financing.
We represent hospitals and nursing homes throughout New York State with respect to the handling of complex discharge planning, treatment orders and other aspects pertaining to incapacitated persons. We have extensive experience in prosecuting proceedings under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 (guardianships) and Mental Hygiene Law Article 9 (mentally ill patients in need of retention). We also represent providers on patient appeals of discharge notices.