Health Care

Hanson Bridgett's health care practice is one of California's largest, and serves clients in every segment of the health care industry, including long-term care facilities, senior housing and care communities, federally qualified health centers, hospitals, and hospital systems, integrated delivery systems, physician groups, medical staffs, long-term care facilities, senior housing and care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and trade associations. Our healthcare practice has been ranked in Chambers USA since 2008.

For more than 50 years, Hanson Bridgett has provided specialized legal representation in the health care field. Our attorneys are recognized experts in the issues that arise in this complex and competitive industry. We are routinely called upon to form health provider entities; assist in the business and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures; obtain and maintain providers' tax exemptions; negotiate with payors; and advise 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, including dealing with federal and state regulators and taxing authorities; advising regarding reimbursement questions; managing relationships with patients, residents, and vendors; advising on labor, employment, and executive compensation issues; and performing medical staff credentialing and quality assurance activities. We also provide litigation and dispute resolution services that are oriented toward the specialized issues with which our clients must deal as providers of health care, long-term care, and senior housing services.

Industry Experience

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Groups
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Multi-Level and Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Air ambulance Companies

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Issues
  • Tax and Tax Exemption
  • Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
  • Licensure
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Compliance Plans
  • ADA and Fair Housing
  • Professional Contracts
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Payment/Reimbursement
  • Ancillary Services
  • Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review
  • Patient and Resident Care Issues
  • Health Information and Privacy
  • Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits
  • Health Litigation

For a more in-depth overview of our services, please refer to our health care brochure.



Primary Contact

Deidré A. Schönfeldt Partner
San Francisco
415-995-5050 Direct Phone
415-995-3514 Fax

Related Practices

Health Care Litigation

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