Our health care attorneys assist clients in achieving objectives in the health care arena by combining knowledge of health care law with many other practice areas, including in the areas of governance, operational, and transactional advice. We provide legal counsel to hospitals, physicians, nursing facilities and others related to the industry, in the areas of finance; federal, state and local regulatory matters; HIPAA compliance; employment, labor and disciplinary matters; tax-exempt and nonprofit; mergers and acquisitions; equipment and real estate purchase and/or leasing; and legislative issues.
Services We Provide to Health Care Clients
Dougherty Molenda health care attorneys can assist clients in the following areas:
Health Care Providers: Our attorneys can provide counsel to hospitals, medical clinics, retirement communities, and other health care providers on matters including formation and organization; HIPAA compliance; fraud and abuse; employment issues and contracts; labor relations, including discrimination claims; mergers and acquisitions; and staff privilege issues.
Individual Practitioners: We advise physicians, dentists, chiropractors and other health care providers on forming Minnesota professional service entities, real estate transactions and employment questions. We also provide advice on practice agreements with hospitals, office sharing agreements, joining or leaving other practitioners, sale of professional practices, state licensure and disciplinary matters before Minnesota’s professional regulatory boards.
Medicare and Medicaid Issues: We assist health care providers with Medicare reimbursement, Medicaid litigation, and agency investigations and negotiations.
Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Issues: We assist health care clients in navigating issues relating to their corporate non-profit structures, including in the areas of business formation, organization, restructuring and disputes.
Real Estate/Leasing: We advise health care clients on real estate and leasing issues, including the purchase or lease of real estate for use in medical or health care operations.
Litigation: We represent health care clients in litigation and appeals relating to commercial, employment (including discrimination and non-competes), regulatory and privacy issues that arise in the context of operating health care facilities or providing health care services.
Affordable Care Act (“ACA”): Our attorneys provide legal advice regarding the ACA and Minnesota’s adoption of that regulatory framework through its MN Sure system.