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Moore & Van Allen’s clients include national and regional health care providers requiring sophisticated counsel to handle their needs. Some of America’s foremost hospitals, multi-institutional health care systems, physician groups, specialty providers, lenders, and insurers—both established and start-up companies—depend on the innovative MVA health care team for responsive and knowledgeable legal counsel in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, and financing transactions.

The health care team works closely with our MVA colleagues —including our experienced litigation, employment and labor, business, tax, employee benefits, financial, intellectual property and real estate attorneys—to provide comprehensive, seamless, quality legal service to our clients in the health care industry.

Recent examples of MVA client-focused, multi-discipline work include the following:

  • The acquisition of a large hospital by a client required the coordinated and sustained efforts, over several months, of MVA health care attorneys as well as litigation, real estate, tax, securities, environmental, finance, and benefits practice teams, working day and night. Together they reviewed and negotiated the purchase agreement, completed necessary due diligence, conducted required regulatory filings, assessed transaction risks for the client, negotiated finance agreements with lenders, prepared medical staff documents, and advised on regulatory issues impacting ongoing hospital operations.
  • The development for a leading national health care provider of a medical-record retention and destruction policy to facilitate a transition from hard-copy records to electronic medical records in accordance with federal and state law, allowing the client to save significantly on storage costs.
  • The development for a start-up health care company of a national network of ambulatory surgery centers to be owned in partnership with local physicians. The MVA health care team, working with local counsel as needed, successfully managed this client’s regulatory, corporate, and real estate needs, permitting the client’s ongoing growth.

The Moore & Van Allen Health Care team provides full-service advice in the following areas:

  • Hospital and health care system acquisitions and other affiliation transactions
  • Physician joint ventures with hospitals and other providers
  • Sale and acquisition of physician practices
  • Financing and securities transactions
  • Stark and Federal Anti-Kickback laws
  • EMTALA
  • Medicare reimbursement and third-party payment
  • Managed care contracting
  • Medical staff issues and documents
  • Electronic health records issues, including negotiation of EHR vendor agreements, compliance with meaningful use criteria and Stimulus Act incentives requirements.
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Health care antitrust
  • Clinical research
  • Institutional licensure and certification
  • Risk management and informed consent
  • Employee benefits and employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate lease, acquisition, and construction
  • Environmental issues

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  • How Managing Enterprise Risk Can Help Hospitals In Crisis
    November 2020, Law360

    MVA Health Care Member Keith Smith‘s article titled, “How Managing Enterprise Risk Can Help Hospitals In Crisis” was published by Law360 on November 19.

  • April 2020, MVA COVID-19 Resource Center

    On April 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. CMS had expanded these programs in late March of this year to provide short term loans to address cash flow issues for providers and suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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