The combination of an aging population, ongoing medical advancements, and health care reform brings even more complexity to the already intricate arena of health care law. Foster Swift's team of experienced health law attorneys has been serving the industry long before its current rise in the public eye.
Complementing the experience of our Health Care Practice Group is the unique blend of regulatory, transactional and litigation attorneys, all whom are knowledgeable with the myriad of health care issues. We represent a wide range of entities including:
With Foster Swift, clients have the benefit of counsel who have a thorough understanding of the clinical and business realities of health care as well as the legal and regulatory requirements.
While acting as either general or special counsel, clients have retained us for assistance in the following areas:
Clients seek our assistance on a variety of regulatory and reimbursement matters before local, state, and regulatory agencies, including:
In this fast-paced health care environment, our attorneys assist clients with the formation, development and management of affiliations, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and newly integrated organizations. Depending upon client goals and the complexity of the transaction, our role can be as simple as reviewing documents or as complex as heading up a multi-member transactional team.
Members of the Foster Swift Health Care Group regularly assist clients in structuring transactions to minimize Anti-Kickback, Stark II, and False Claims. Key to our practice is assisting our clients with the development and implementation of effective compliance programs.
With multiple attorneys with decades of experience, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, self-funded plans and third party administrators seek us out for representation before the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation. In addition we regularly provide advice to networks of hospitals and physician providers on contractual matters, regulatory filings, appeals, credentialing and all aspects of litigation that may arise.
Credentialing issues are undoubtedly one of the most stressful matters for any healthcare provider. Our attorneys have extensive experience in successfully:
Minimizing client risk is always our goal as we assist vendors and purchasers address the legal considerations surrounding the acquisition and implementation of information technology systems in health care industry. Our range of expertise includes:
As general counsel to more than 100 health care industry-related clients, many of which have spanned decades, we become involved in matters unique to individual clients needs and operating goals of the organization, such as:
The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules are a concern of every health care provider, and our attorneys are committed to helping clients avert risk through the implementation of compliant programs as well as on-going training for all staff. In accomplishing this, we have extensive experience in helping health care providers transition their practices to electronic medical records and the Internet. We also advise clients on the day-to-day issues arising from the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
Foster Swift attorneys are top tier litigators with an impressive track record of handling complex civil litigation on behalf of health care clients such as:
Over the years, Foster Swift attorneys have been involved in many important cases before state and federal appellate courts. This includes authoring numerous amicus briefs which have been referenced in many key state and federal appellate court opinions.
Well respected by their peers, more than half the members of this practice area are included in the Health care category of Best Lawyers in America and have AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. Based on the breadth of their skill, Foster Swift Health Care attorneys have been asked for over two decades to provide the “Michigan Health Law Update” at the annual meeting of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Health Law Institute.
Foster Swift Health Care attorneys are committed to providing excellent legal counsel in an efficient and economical manner to help clients keep pace with the ongoing change.
Foster Swift has been named a Tier 1 firm in Health Care Law in Lansing and Detroit by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2014.