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Health Care

The attorneys at Pullano & Farrow assist our Health Care Clients in addressing their regulatory, transactional, and litigation needs.  We assist our clients so that they can focus on their mission of providing exceptional health care to their patients and residents.  Our firm provides its Health Care Clients with a “Different Client Experience” by briefing them on new legal challenges, assisting them in identifying compliance and other legal risks, and offering alternative fee arrangements where appropriate.  We assist our Health Care Clients in implementing effective and practical solutions in an environment of enhanced regulatory enforcement and health care reform.  The attorneys at our firm have experience representing a wide range of Health Care Clients, including the following:

  • Ambulance and Air Ambulance Providers

  • Assisted Living Providers

  • Diagnostic and Treatment Centers

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • Health Care Professionals (including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Audiologists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and similar licensed professionals)

  • Health Care Foundations/Not-For-Profit Entities

  • Health Care Provider/Trade Associations

  • Home Health Care Providers

  • Hospitals

  • Independent Practice Associations

  • Medical Billing/Management Providers

  • Pharmacy Providers

  • Physician Group Practices

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Urgent Care Providers

 

We provide a full spectrum of Health Care legal services, regularly offering counsel in areas such as:

 

  • Drafting and enforcement of Health Care employment and independent contractor agreements, including non-compete provisions, confidentiality agreements, and litigation.

  • Drafting and enforcement of Health Care provider, service, and joint venture agreements.

  • Drafting of Health Care plans of correction/corrective action plans.

  • Reviewing and drafting of admission and vendor service agreements.

  • HIPAA and State law confidentiality and privacy compliance, including drafting compliance plans and responding to privacy breaches.

  • Recordkeeping requirements and confidentiality issues.

  • Addressing Health Care Information Technology issues.

  • Advising clients on matters of regulatory compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws including the federal and state Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Self-Referral Law.

  • Assistance with regulatory investigations (including by the New York Attorney General’s office, the Office of Medicaid Inspector General, and the Department of Health).

  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) matters.

  • Health Care audits.

  • Purchase and Sale of Professional Practices (including medical and dental).

  • Formation of New Health Care Legal Entities (including professional practices as well as Article 28 licensed health care facilities)

  • Health Care training programs for managers and supervisors.

  • Skilled nursing facility resident admission, collections, litigation, third-party medical assistance (Medicare and Medicaid), and reimbursement matters.

  • Attending agency hearings regarding medical assistance eligibility issues and representing clients in the negotiation and litigation of health care matters.

  • Termination disputes, breach of employment contracts, and other termination-related litigation.

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