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Kutak Rock has assembled a team of healthcare lawyers who are committed to partnering with our healthcare clients to address the administrative, regulatory and legal matters affecting their industry.  With a full-scale, national healthcare practice, our attorneys advise healthcare organizations and providers of all types and sizes, and we understand that healthcare providers function in an extremely competitive market where payors are ratcheting down reimbursement and increasing the pressure on providers to do more for less. Our attorneys are sensitive to these financial constraints and are vigilant to ensure that our services are cost effective and efficient.

Our healthcare team regularly assists our clients with federal and state fraud and abuse and self-referral laws, (e.g., Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and analogous state laws), gainsharing and beneficiary inducement laws, health information privacy and security laws (e.g., HIPAA and analogous state laws), reimbursement laws (including traditional Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care, and alternative payment programs).  We also regularly assist in internal investigations and in responding to investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General, as well as state inquiries by the Offices of Medicaid Inspector General and State Attorneys General.  Our healthcare team also has a robust litigation practice that has collectively saved clients millions of dollars through strategic planning, early case assessment and frequent dismissal of claims.

Our healthcare clients include:

  • National and regional health systems
  • Urban and rural individual hospitals
  • Joint ventures among healthcare entities, as well as between providers and non-providers
  • Physician organizations (including physician practices and physician practice management companies)
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Imaging centers, oncology centers, and dialysis providers
  • Long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, personal care settings, and other state variants (national, local, non‑profit and for‑profit)
  • Home health and hospice agencies (national, local, non‑profit and for‑profit)
  • Accountable care organizations and other alternative payment program delivery organizations
  • Payors, including managed care organizations
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy providers (national, local, non‑profit and for‑profit) and other rehabilitation providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics
  • Individual medical and mental health providers
  • Pharmacies (national, local, independent, retail, wholesale, human, veterinarian)