Our health care practice is one of California's largest, having assisted providers in every segment of the health care industry with their legal needs for more than 65 years.
Health care is a complex and competitive field. As recognized experts in the issues that confront our clients, our attorneys are routinely called upon to serve clients in a wide variety of capacities. These include forming health provider entities; assisting in the business and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations; obtaining and maintaining clients' tax exemptions; negotiating with payors; and advising providers regarding the myriad laws regulating and restricting their ability to do business with other providers, payors, and vendors.
A substantial part of our practice involves issues arising from our clients' operations. Examples are the state licensing laws and Medicare and Medi-Cal certification standards governing health care facilities; the privacy and security of electronic health information; compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting illegal referral fee arrangements, and advising regarding scope of practice issues.
- Corporate issues
- Tax and tax exemption matters at federal and state levels
- Tax-exempt bond financing
- Medicare and Medi-Cal certification
- Fraud and abuse
- Compliance plans
- Americans with Disabilities Act matters
- Professional contracts
- Managed care contracting
- Physician recruitment
- Ancillary health services
- Medical staff credentialing, peer review, and QA activities
- Patient care issues
- Vendor relations
- Health information privacy and security
- Labor, employment, executive compensation, and employee benefits
- Hospitals and hospital systems
- Physician groups
- Behavioral health providers
- Medical staffs
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Federally qualified health centers
- Home health agencies
- Air ambulance companies
- Health industry trade associations
- Integrated delivery systems
News & Resources
CMS Issues Final Rule Requiring Skilled Nursing Facilities to Disclose Additional Ownership Information
CMS issues new rule requiring skilled nursing facilities to disclose additional information about any entity that exercises operational, financial, or managerial control over the facility, or provides policies or procedures for any of the facility's operations.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Ownership and Management Reform Act of 2022
AB 890 gave Nurse Practitioners who meet certain requirements authority to practice more independently.
CMS published an interim final rule regarding vaccination requirements for staff working for certified providers.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting each skilled nursing home's weekend staffing levels and staff turnover rates on its public-facing Care Compare website.
New Law Requires Certification of Medical Directors in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Imposes New Reporting Requirements
Skilled Nursing Facilities must ensure their medical directors are certified within five years of the date of hire or by January 1, 2027, for medical directors already working in a SNF
New California Law Imposes Additional Infection Preventionist and Reporting Requirements on Skilled Nursing Facilities
DOL recently stated that the use of private equity investments within professionally managed asset allocation funds is not inconsistent with the plan fiduciaries' ERISA fiduciary duties.
On Aug. 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with a comment period (IFC) establishing new Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Staff and Residents.