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Akerman is recognized nationally for Healthcare Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers and government affairs professionals provides counsel on complex regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters to hospitals and health systems, health insurers and managed care organizations, physicians and physician practice groups, pharmacy-related organizations, mental health facilities, and other industry stakeholders.

Practice Highlights
Bullet Multidisciplinary team including: four Board Certified healthcare lawyers; four former chairs of the Health Law Certification Committee; a former chief Medicaid counsel; and two former general counsels of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA)
Bullet Recognized as the go-to firm for complex corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions (e.g. ASCs, hospices, home health, and DME), joint ventures for hospitals, physician groups, senior living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and mental health facilities
Bullet Represent three out of the five largest health insurance companies/managed care organizations in the U.S., and almost half of the HMOs authorized in Florida with Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial compliance issues
Bullet Experienced reimbursement team, routinely handling Medicare and Medicaid audits and overpayments; obtained multi-million dollar reductions on behalf of clients
Bullet Represent leading hospitals and health systems in Florida, mental health facilities, counseling clients on risk management, regulatory compliance, and privacy of patient information
Bullet State and federal public policy experience, with lobbyists capable of navigating state and federal legislative healthcare policy issues in Florida and Washington, D.C.
Bullet Represent pharmacy chains, pharmacists, hospitals, drug wholesalers, and others involved in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment delivery system

Service Offerings
Bullet Health Insurers & Managed Care Organizations
Bullet Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
Bullet Healthcare Legislation & Government Affairs
Bullet Healthcare Licensure & Regulatory Compliance
Bullet Healthcare Litigation
Bullet Healthcare M&A and Joint Ventures
Bullet HIPAA Compliance
Bullet Hospitals & Health Systems
Bullet Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Reimbursement
Bullet Pharmacy, Drugs & Medical Devices
Bullet Physician Transactions & Health Ventures
Bullet Senior Living Facilities

"Akerman represents physicians, pharmacy companies and other healthcare bodies in a range of regulatory and litigation concerns." (Chambers USA)
Bullet U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Healthcare Law
Bullet Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005

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