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Health Care

Vandeventer Black’s Health Care team stays abreast of the most recent health care trends and developments in order to provide our clients the best possible advice in dealing with the myriad of issues confronting health care providers.  The firm draws clients from all segments of the industry, including physicians, surgeons, dentists, physical therapists, hospitals, and integrated delivery systems.

We provide advice on issues such as corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, management and service contracts, intellectual property, real estate acquisition and finance, legal audits and managed care.  We are seasoned in tax issues specific to health care, including tax-exemption, private inurement, unrelated business income taxes, federal, state and local tax laws, compensation and benefits.

In addition, we regularly advise clients on patient care issues regarding informed consent, guardianship, bio-ethics, Patient Bill of Rights and Advance Directives.  We work with risk managers on medical malpractice defense and avoidance, quality assurance, risk assessment, professional staff issues, impaired providers and self-insurance programs.  We are equally skilled in fraud and abuse issues, environmental and antitrust laws, COBRA, HCQIS and other health care legislation, third party payor issues, Medicare and Medicaid, and Stark laws.

Our Labor & Employment and Workers’ Compensation Defense teams also work directly with providers in a variety of issues.  We regularly advise management and human resource professionals in union avoidance, unfair labor practice charges, discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, employment and separation agreements and personnel policies.  We work with insurance carriers, mutual associations and self-insured businesses offering legal defense strategies for workers’ compensation claims, with the overall goal of reducing our client’s overall exposure.

Whether you are a hospital, health care system, long-term care or retirement community, physician or other provider, our team can help your business stay healthy.

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