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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
  • 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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  • December 2020, Law360

    MVA Health Care Member Keith Smith and Senior Counsel Kimberly Kirk‘s article titled, “3 Major Issues That Will Challenge Health Care In 2021” was published by Law360 on December 8.

  • 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.

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