Today’s dynamic health care marketplace has created multiple challenges and opportunities for Hospitals and Health Systems, including the shift to pay for quality and clinical alignment. In addition to these operational and reimbursement challenges, providers find themselves under increased government scrutiny. We understand these challenges and opportunities and help our clients execute on their strategic plans to transform their systems to succeed in the new health care marketplace. In addition to having one of the largest health care practices in the country, we have one of the largest groups devoted to serving hospital and health system clients.

We have a team with deep subject matter knowledge in virtually every area affecting hospitals. We regularly supplement in-house departments through secondment or on-call staffing solutions. We work with hospitals and health systems ranging in size from several of the nation’s largest nonprofit entities to numerous private and publicly owned facilities that provide health care to patients in communities throughout the country.

Our team provides comprehensive representation in everything from governance to employment and labor disputes. We help clients carry out strategic, high-value mergers and acquisitions, as well as assist clients in implementing their strategic plans to deal with federal health care reform. In addition, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys regularly address many common issues impacting hospitals and health systems, such as the Stark law, payment for quality initiatives, clinical integration strategies — including accountable care organizations and the federal Anti-Kickback statute. We provide comprehensive representation to our hospital and health system clients across the country in all areas, including:
  • Clinical alignment strategy development and execution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Affiliations
  • Acquisition and development of self-insured plans
  • Stark analysis and disclosures
  • AKS analysis and counseling
  • Reimbursement analysis and compliance
  • Benefits
  • Counseling on Not-For-Profit tax issues
  • Governance
  • Labor and employment
  • Medical staffing issues
  • Government audits (RAC, ZPIC, Medicaid)
  • Government investigations (OIG, DOJ)

Our team includes lawyers with practical experience in all aspects of health care, including:
  • Ten former in-house counsel, including two former general counsel
  • The former general counsel of the American Hospital Association
  • Former OIG attorneys
  • Four former Assistant U.S. Attorneys with significant experience with health care fraud cases
  • Three former Office of Civil Rights attorneys, who focused on data breach investigations
  • One former director of a state Medicaid Program
  • Three nurse attorneys
  • One physician attorney
  • One physical therapist attorney
  • One former hospital accountant
  • Five former health care consultants

Recognized as a leader in health care law, the firm is currently ranked as the 2018 "Law Firm of the Year" in Health Care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" for the second time in four years, and in 2018 continues to hold the national Tier One ranking in Health Care Law. The practice is currently ranked by the American Health Lawyers Association as the second largest health care practice in the nation overall, as well as the second largest health care practice in Hospitals & Health Systems (AHLA Connections, 2017), and is nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2017. Based on interviews with more than 300 general counsel at companies with more than $1 billion in revenue, BTI Consulting nationally recognized the practice in the top 3% for strongest client relationships in the health care industry, out of 650 top US firms (BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017).