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Hospitals &  Health Systems

Akerman routinely advises the boards of directors and executive management for hospitals and health systems in corporate responsibility matters and in the fiduciary duties of directors and officers. Our team is experienced in operational issues including, medical staff credentialing, corporate compliance, medical/legal concerns and litigation, risk management, HIPAA compliance, and other related matters.
Our lawyers have hands-on, first chair experience on major transactional matters (including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and numerous forms of hospital-physician collaborations). In addition, Akerman represents health systems on legislative issues, managed care contracting and related regulatory issues, HIPAA privacy and security issues, complex fraud and abuse (both civil and criminal), EMTALA investigations, various types of compliance audits, and corporate governance issues for not-for-profit systems.

Practice Highlights
Recognized as the leading healthcare law firm in Florida (U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America), with Board Certified lawyers and a team of multi-disciplinary professionals
Representing the leading hospitals and health systems in Florida, counseling clients on risk management and regulatory compliance
"Go To" law firm for corporate transactions (Corporate Counsel), experienced in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and numerous forms of hospital-physician collaborations
Leading healthcare regulatory practice, representing clients in state and federal regulatory matters, state licensing, and Medicare and Medicaid certification and reimbursement
Representing pharmacy chains, pharmacists, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals and drug wholesalers in a variety of laws and regulations including HIPAA, antikickback, Controlled Substances Act, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and the State and Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Acts
Fraud and abuse team significant experience in defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act, antikickback, and qui tam investigations
State and federal public policy experience, with lawyers and government affairs professionals in Florida, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Service Offerings
Hospital Acquisitions & Mergers
Member Substitutions
Joint Ventures
Hospital/Physician Joint Ventures
Corporate Governance
Corporate Restructuring
Integrated Delivery Systems
Health Planning & Licensure
Antitrust and Taxation Issues Related to Tax-Exempt Organizations
Healthcare Legislation & Government Affairs
Managed Care Contracting
HIPAA Compliance
Fraud & Abuse
EMTALA Investigations
Compliance Audits
Pharmacy, Drugs & Medical Devices
Litigation and Malpractice Defense

Recognition
"Akerman represents physicians, pharmacy companies and other healthcare bodies in a range of regulatory and litigation concerns." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category
Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005
The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida

 
 
 
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