Leaders in Florida Healthcare Litigation
Few industries are as highly regulated and susceptible to lawsuits than the healthcare industry. When dealing with a medical lawsuit, whether it is a medical practice, personal injury, or related case, having an attorney that is experienced with the healthcare system can make all the difference. Mateer & Harbert brings a full range of knowledge and experience in this vital field.
Our experience includes:
- provider contracting
- compliance with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations
- risk management
- quality assurance
- medical staff credentialing and privileging issues
- health system affiliations
- certificate of need litigation
- emergency department call issues
- healthcare facility construction issues
- the acquisition and sale of healthcare facilities
- professional liability defense
- hospital, physician, and nurse licensure
- managed care contracting
- HIPAA and EMTALA compliance
- medical records issues
- healthcare financing
- healthcare billing and collection issues
- clinical trial and research issues
- joint Commission compliance and many others
Health law is a body of law that regulates the provision of healthcare services. There are many topics and subtopics involved in the regulation of healthcare laws, including the rule of services, contracts, employment law, and fraud. Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services for healthcare providers. The many healthcare laws and regulations existing at federal, state, and local levels require a skilled healthcare lawyer to help clients navigate through difficult situations. Healthcare providers must comply with complex statutes such as HIPPA, COBRA, and the Affordable Care Act. Compliance is critical to ensure that healthcare providers follow the law and provide the best care possible. Health care attorneys can help clients comply with health insurance laws and disputes. When parties dispute whether a health insurance contract should provide coverage, they rely on health attorneys to litigate the dispute. Health insurance providers need attorneys to help them understand, implement, and comply with federal and state laws regarding health insurance.
Healthcare Service Entities and Management
Provider organizations may require legal help to organize as an entity, keep records, and make reports. They may need help with operational tasks such as contracting with service providers.
Our attorneys work with medical providers and patients to ensure that patients’ rights are respected. This includes the right to informed consent and a patients’ right to privacy in their medical records. The attorneys ensure that medical institutions have permission for medical treatment or medical research. Health care attorneys help protect patients’ expectations of privacy, often involving the HIPPA Privacy Rule.
Regulatory compliance is integrated into all healthcare business operations. The laws, rules, regulations, and standards that apply to healthcare organizations and healthcare providers are often complicated and extensive. Healthcare providers and organizations must comply with Medicare rules and regulations, and the numerous other federal and state healthcare laws. Some rules and regulations apply to non-healthcare businesses, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Healthcare organizations and providers may require a healthcare attorney to assist them in developing, implementing, and managing an effective healthcare compliance program.
For Legal Assistance in Healthcare Matters, Contact Us
At Mateer & Harbert, our firm has board-certified lawyers in health care law. We represent clients with skill and integrity. We are committed to client service and will act decisively to deliver solutions that best meet our clients’ needs. For concerns on health care law, please call our Orlando office today. Phone: (407) 425-9044 | Fax: (407) 423-2016