New York Attorneys for Physicians and Physician Groups
The constantly changing rules and regulations in the healthcare industry add a layer of complexity to practicing medicine. In addition to caring for patients, physicians must also contend with a number of issues related to the business end of their practice. They must also stay abreast of the ever-changing federal and state regulations related to physician-hospital relations as well as how doctors form and manage their private practices.
If you find yourself overwhelmed or challenged by the hodgepodge of regulations, legal counsel can help. The New York health care lawyers at Norman Spencer & Associates provide legal assistance and representation to doctors and physician groups in all regulatory and legal matters.
Complicated regulations can be tough to understand, and misunderstandings can result in heavy fines or even license revocation. Rather than run that risk, you can receive knowledgeable and experienced guidance in all healthcare matters. The law firm of Norman Spencer & Associates is at your service, with the guidance you need to navigate through the morass of healthcare legalities.
Healthcare Lawyers: Focus Areas
Our attorneys focus exclusively on healthcare matters that pertain to medical professionals, ensuring you’ll receive sound and knowledgeable advice from lawyers who have handled hundreds of similar cases. With a strong healthcare law firm by your side, you can move forward in your career with confidence and success instead of reprimands and penalties.
We’ve helped clients with a number of healthcare issues, some of which have included:
- Medical practice sale, purchase, formation and organization
- Medical practice real estate transactions
- Compliance with Stark, anti-kickback, HIPAA and other federal and state regulations
- Shareholders disputes and mediation
- Employment agreements for physicians
- Licensing issues
- Physician credentialing and hospital privileges
- Audits and investigations for Medicare, Medicaid, CMS contractors and others
- Audits and investigations related to administrative, civil and criminal issues Self-reporting and self-audits
With years of experience handling complex healthcare cases, our legal team provides professional, prompt and extremely knowledgeable services.
Licensing and Practice Issues
In the world of practicing medicine, licensing issues can be among the most difficult and damaging things doctors face. Not only can licensing issues extend for months, or even years, but they can have a detrimental impact on a doctor’s ability to practice medicine and maintain a solid reputation.
The lawyers at Norman Spencer Law Group understand the hefty impact of these issues, and we take them as seriously as you do. We’re able to review a situation from many different angles, digging deep beneath the surface to determine the best course of action to take.
Physician-hospital relations are another area in which we have extensive experience, and these relations play a major role in a doctor’s ability to establish and maintain a professional reputation. Even the slightest hint of a problem may be a sign that legal counsel would be a wise idea, and you’ll find solid guidance form your New York healthcare attorneys.
Medicaid and Medicare Compliance
Complying with Medicaid and Medicare is crucial for a physician’s success, but you can only comply if you fully understand what’s expected. Keeping up with the ever-changing regulations may seem to be an impossible task, and misunderstanding can lead to allegations of fraud or other charges.
As some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in areas of the Medicaid and Medicare, our legal team works diligently to ensure our clients are clear on compliance guidelines. We stay current with the latest changes to these and other healthcare programs so we may provide clients with the most up-to-date information and procedures.
Health Systems and Hospital Relations
Part of a doctor’s success relies on establishing and maintaining strong relationships with health systems and hospitals. If these relations are damaged for any reason, the lawyers at Norman Spencer Law Group are happy to step in with solutions to help keep these relationships intact.
We can likewise advise on choosing the best healthcare system with which to be affiliated, as well as help clients iron out employment and other contractual agreements that must be finalized prior to employment. We are prepared to work as hard and long as needed until all parties are satisfied with the results.
Group practices may be the ideal way for many physicians to offer their services to patients. But group practice arrangements contain a number of issues that need to be addressed in order to move forward with success. Our legal team is well aware of the intricacies of practice operations, employment and transactional agreements, corporate reorganization and formation, and many other issues related to group practices.
Conflict in group practices may develop when rules and regulations are misunderstood, or contracts were drafted incorrectly or contain critical omissions. Our healthcare attorneys can provide solid counsel on contacts and agreements, helping to eliminate potential problems before they even start.
Contact Us Today
The lawyers at Norman Spencer & Associates fully comprehend the complexities of healthcare law and its ramifications, and we work tirelessly to ensure our clients achieve the best possible results. If you’d like to speak to one of our attorneys about any issues you may be dealing with, call 212-577-6677.