Never before have healthcare providers faced such a daunting list of regulatory, market and financial challenges. With a team of more than 60 experienced, industry-focused lawyers, McGuireWoods LLP is well positioned to help clients address ongoing, day-to-day obstacles and create new models for delivering healthcare services in the United States and abroad.

Our healthcare group and individual lawyers from across the country have been ranked by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite and Super Lawyers as among the top legal providers in the nation. Clients have recognized the value of our depth in regulatory, litigation and transactional matters, noting our “great commercial awareness” and have described us as “very skilled,” “extremely knowledgeable, practical and accessible.” We are regularly sought out for our opinions and insights on healthcare issues by industry journals and major news organizations ranging from The Daily Law Bulletin and American Health Lawyers, to Medical Laboratory Observer, MSNBC and HFM (a publication of the Healthcare Financial Management Association).

Our clients come to us from all critical sectors of the healthcare industry. We advise academic medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted-living and long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, hospitals and hospital systems, hospices, imaging facilities, clinical laboratories, nursing homes, management service organizations (MSOs), physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), pharmacies and specialty medical clinics, as well as medical staff organizations and medical, healthcare and related trade associations. We also represent venture capital firms, commercial banks, specialty lenders, investment bankers and individual investors in healthcare-related transactions.

We represent industry clients spanning all major areas of the law. Among other issues, our healthcare transactions lawyers advise clients on corporate organization and governance, and private equity, debt finance and securities transactions. Our healthcare regulation and policy team provides counsel on, compliance, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, intellectual property, information technology and privacy concerns (including HIPAA and the HITECH Act), reimbursement, certificates of need and developments relating to healthcare reform. When disputes, investigations and law-enforcement actions arise, our healthcare litigation lawyers provide aggressive, intelligent defense of companies, executives, boards of directors and other key individuals in federal and state courts across the country.

Since healthcare client matters often extend beyond traditionally defined business and legal disciplines, we regularly assemble teams of lawyers from the firm’s other key practice areas to develop and deliver targeted solutions and advice. We also draw on the resources of our full-service public affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting, to provide strategic communications and government relations services.


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    Academic medical center

    Assist academic medical center to determine reimbursement and coverage for provider-based proton beam therapy services and developing corporate structure and organization in accordance with provider-based requirements.


    Academic medical center

    Assist an academic medical center-affiliated multiple-hospital system conduct a compliance audit of pathology laboratory services line and restructure to comply with billing rules fraud and abuse laws.



    Counsel hospital on provider-based status determination and attestation and compliance with Conditions of Participation for Hospitals with respect to development of a stand-alone emergency department.


    Nursing home/assisted living facility

    Serve as regulatory counsel in the acquisition of eleven nursing homes and four assisted living facilities involving analysis of Medicare and Medicaid change of ownership rules, and completion of required regulatory filings and approvals.


    Nonprofit hospital

    Assist nonprofit hospital in preparing physician service agreements for various service lines including cardiology, radiology, pathology, and anesthesiology and provide regulatory analysis of physician compensation arrangements under Stark, anti-kickback, and state fraud and abuse laws and tax-exempt laws.

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