Scott P. Downing

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  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1991
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, 1988
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  • Illinois
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Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Scott focuses his practice on structuring issues for healthcare companies, including joint ventures among various providers and with non-provider third parties. He has also participated in numerous transactions involving the purchase or sale of healthcare facilities representing both buyers and sellers of such companies. He has extensive experience assisting ancillary service providers with all of their healthcare regulatory and corporate needs, including dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and specialty hospitals, as well as counseling large physician practices on the appropriate structure of their ancillary services.

Scott routinely speaks to industry and trade groups concerning legal and business issues in healthcare. He has authored or co-authored a variety of articles on business and legal topics affecting the firm's healthcare clients.

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Scott P Downing
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Chicago, IL 60601-1818

Assistance to numerous parties (physicians, entrepreneurs and for profit and nonprofit institutional participants) concerning a variety of healthcare joint ventures, including dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals (including single specialty and physician-owned hospitals), physician practices and accountable care organizations.

Representation in numerous transactions concerning the sale and acquisition of healthcare entities including, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, imaging facilities, hospital divisions and physician practices.

Representation concerning single specialty and multispecialty physician practices including formation and organization, operational issues, mergers and combinations and exit strategies for owners of such practices.

Representation related to formation and participation issues for accountable care organizations under the healthcare reform law and clinical integration programs.

Representation related to physician employment agreements.

Counsel to healthcare clients regarding compliance with the Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse laws, the Stark Act, state fraud and abuse and self referral acts, certificate of need issues, fee splitting and corporate practice of medicine issues and regulatory compliance program issues.

Co-author, "Anesthesia and pain management practice transactions: Key considerations & best practices," Becker's Hospital Review, December 22, 2016
Co-author, "Is a Practice Merger in Your Future?," AAOS Now, February 2016
Co-author, "Physician practice mergers in nephrology," Nephrology News & Issues, September 29, 2015
Co-author, "Specialty Physician Practice Acquisition Trends In 2014," Law360, February 10, 2015
Co-author, "Key Issues in Joining an ACO or Other Clinical Integration Program," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2012
Speaker, "Independent Physician Practice Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliation Strategies" and "Selling Your Practice to a Private Equity Backed Player: Selling Out or the Best Decision You Ever Made?," Physician Practice Webinar Series; Key Considerations for Remaining Independent or Selling Your Practice, McGuireWoods LLP Complimentary Webinar, May 25 and September 7, 2017
Speaker, "Business and Legal Consideration for Nephrology Practice Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions," Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting, March 17, 2017
Speaker, "Legal & Business Issues Facing Today’s Otolaryngologists," 41st Midwinter Symposium on Practical Challenges in Otolaryngology, March 3, 2017
Speaker and Moderator, "Industry Fragmentation, Consolidation and Affiliations," "Medical Staff Issues, Credentialing and Reporting, Screening and Exclusion," 14th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 19, 2016
Speaker, "2016 Business and Legal Issues Facing Today’s Otolaryngologist," 40th Annual Symposium on Practical Challenges in Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, March 3, 2016
Moderator, "Deep Dive into Laboratory and Dermatology Investments," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23, 2016
Speaker, "A Primer for any Specialty with a Spotlight on Dermatology and Anesthesia/Pain Management," Physician Practice Mergers, McGuireWoods Webinar, October 21, 2015
Moderator, "Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Contracting with ACOs, ESCOs and Commercial Payors," 13th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, April 14, 2015
Moderator, "Physician Practice Management Models: What Specialties are Hot, and How Can You Structure Your PPM Business to Avoid Challenges of the Past?," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 18, 2015
Co-speaker, Physician Practice Mergers: A Primer for Any Specialty, McGuireWoods LLP Webinar, November 13, 2014
Moderator and Panelist, "Evaluating the Financial Aspects of JV Opportunities and their Legal Issues," 12th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 15, 2014
Moderator, "ACO’s for End Stage Renal Disease: A View to the Future Regarding End Stage Renal Disease and ESCOs," 11th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 16, 2013
Speaker, "Facility Operations – A Practical Guide to Business and Legal Issues," 10th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, May 10, 2012
Moderator, "Understanding and Modeling Reimbursement Changes - Bundling, P4P and ACO's," 9th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 22 - 23, 2012
Panelist, "Buying and Selling ASCs: HOPDs and National Companies, Co-Managmente and ACOs, Current Market Trends," 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, June 10-11, 2011
Speaker, "Financing Dialysis Joint Ventures," 9th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, May 12, 2011
Panelist, "Changes in Delivery of Care & Reimbursement Methodology: ACOs, Payment Bundling & Pay for Performance," 8th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference: Building Value in Healthcare and Life Sciences Investments, February 21, 2011
Panelist, "Selling Your ASC - A Process and Plan - What Can You Expect," ASC Conference, October 21-23, 2010
Presenter, "Regulatory and Reimbursement Trends in Nephrology and Dialysis," 8th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, May 12, 2010