The Healthcare Group focuses on federal and state regulatory requirements, corporate affiliations within the healthcare industry, and drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts and agreements of all types involving a variety of healthcare clients. Among our clients are hospitals, physicians and physician groups, physician practice management companies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, third-party billing companies and other health-related organizations. Attorneys within the Healthcare Group advise clients on issues regarding Medicare and Medicaid programs and assist with corporate structure and organization, managed care contracts, clinical trials, and federal and state licensure issues. Our attorneys also advise clients concerning business relationships in light of relevant federal and state anti-fraud and abuse laws (including Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws), the False Claims Act, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), the Rural Health Clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center programs, applicable state and professional practice laws, anti-trust laws, and other laws. The firm also represents physicians and other allied healthcare providers in connection with licensing board hearings, Medicare, TennCare and commercial insurer audits, peer review organization proceedings, and other administrative and judicial proceedings.