We help clients in the health care industry do what they do best: provide excellent patient care, drive population health and succeed within a complex regulatory landscape.
Whether you are with a large health system, a hospital, an academic medical center, a large multi-specialty group practice, a pharmaceutical company, a medical-device manufacturer or another provider, you know that complex legal issues can make or break your bottom line.
At Hunton & Williams LLP, our lawyers craft innovative, client-driven solutions to the challenges you face by listening carefully and bringing our deep knowledge to bear. We have extensive experience helping clients structure major transactions and joint ventures, achieve real clinical integration, protect their intellectual property, and navigate the maze of regulations confronting novel health care delivery models and payment arrangements.
For example, we’ve guided clients in setting up Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. We’re also experienced in analyzing and developing compliant business relationships between hospitals and physicians and minimizing by assessing and addressing risk under the Stark, anti-kickback, and other Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws.
Everyday transactions are important and have implications for your balance sheet. We can help across the whole continuum, from negotiating outsourcing contracts to structuring joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other major corporate transactions. Because our lawyers have served as bank counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bond counsel, we’ve seen health care lending and the process of obtaining tax-exempt financing from all angles.
Privacy, data security and intellectual property risks continue to escalate in the health care industry. We know how to help you comply with health information privacy and data security regulations, including HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and related federal and state laws. Our lawyers are experienced in prosecuting intellectual property cases, including those involving patents, trademarks and copyrights, and trade secret protection.
The health care industry is unique, but many of the strategic and operational issues facing providers, insurers and research institutions are equally challenging to other leading businesses. We work directly with lawyers from the firm's other practice areas, such as antitrust law, environmental law, labor and employment, real estate, securities, tax law and litigation, to ensure your needs are met in a way that takes into account specific health care regulatory requirements.