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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance

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Overview

Our Clients

Katten provides regulatory and compliance counsel to health care providers, life science companies, health care management companies and investors.

Our Services

Our Health Care team provides proactive compliance counseling and strategies for responding to compliance problems for clients in virtually every sector of the health care industry. We routinely advise clients on fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, fee splitting, corporate practice of medicine, licensure, confidentiality of information, and antitrust issues. Our experience extends to Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement requirements, health information privacy and security, tax exemption issues, licensure, accreditation, certificate of need laws, and medical staff bylaws issues.

Clients seek our counsel on the multitude of regulatory issues associated with government investigations and audits, compliance hotline reports, whistleblower suits, corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues, and medical staff disputes. We also assist with matters relating to licensing standards, Joint Commission accreditation, treatment of medical records, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and confidentiality standards.

Through a strategic alliance with our Corporate and White Collar practices, we provide sound counsel on minimizing and remediating compliance risk. We help clients develop, evaluate and update corporate compliance programs and policies, performing compliance program reviews to identify and close gaps with compliance best practices and advising boards of directors on their compliance oversight responsibilities. When compliance issues arise, we assist clients with internal investigations and self-reporting strategies. Our strong working relationships and credibility with federal and state enforcement agencies enable us to successfully navigate government investigations and corporate integrity and deferred prosecution agreements. We have extensive experience negotiating equitable settlements with government agencies and whistleblowers and an excellent track record of defending clients in qui tam litigation.

We work closely with clients to structure their transactions and physician relationships, contracts and business strategies and relationships with physicians and other referral sources to comport with regulatory parameters including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act as well as self-referral prohibitions and reimbursement requirements. Our attorneys identify compliance issues during the due diligence phase of health care transactions and counsel clients on how to address any risks revealed during this process. We proactively analyze the regulatory implications of proposed transactions, helping to restructure them when necessary to minimize regulatory risk.

Events
October 21-25, 2017
October 5, 2017
May 10 – May 12, 2017
MAMSS 34th Annual Education Conference | South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
May 3 – 5, 2017
MAMSS 38th Annual Conference | Battle Creek, Michigan
April 23–26, 2017
RBMA 2017 PARADIGM Conference | Chicago, Illinois
March 26–29, 2017
HCCA's 21st Annual Compliance Institute | National Harbor, Maryland
March 5–7, 2017
February 22, 2017
GAMSS 1st Quarter 2017 Meeting | Alpharetta, Georgia
February 11–12, 2017
February 1, 2017
September 28, 2016
September 19, 2016
August 17–19, 2016
May 4–7, 2016
May 5–7, 2016
April 28–29, 2016
April 27–29, 2016
April 20–21, 2016
April 19, 2016
March 6–8, 2016
Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute | Westlake Village, California
February 8, 2016
January 14, 2016
January 12, 2016
November 16, 2015
Fundamentals of Health Law | Chicago, Illinois
November 13, 2015
CHRMS Law Day 2015 | Chicago, Illinois
October 3–7, 2015
September 17, 2015
August 19–21, 2015
May 15, 2015
MAMSS 32nd Annual Education Conference | North Falmouth, Massachusetts
April 30–May 1, 2015
April 13, 2015
GAMSS Spring Conference | Savannah, Georgia
March 1–3, 2015
November 20, 2014
August 14, 2013
June 26, 2013

Recognition

Legal 500 US – Healthcare: Service Providers
Healthcare: Service Providers, 2016–2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Health Care Law (National)
Health Care Law (National), 2013–2018
Chambers USA – Healthcare (New York)
Healthcare (New York), 2006–2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Health Care Law (Chicago)
Health Care Law (Chicago), 2011–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Health Care Law (New York)
Health Care Law (New York), 2011–2018
Chambers USA – Healthcare (Illinois)
Healthcare (Illinois), 2006–2017
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Recognition

Healthcare: Service Providers, 2016–2017
Health Care Law (National), 2013–2018
Healthcare (New York), 2006–2017
Health Care Law (Chicago), 2011–2018
Health Care Law (New York), 2011–2018
Healthcare (Illinois), 2006–2017

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"Katten offers broad expertise and excellent service."

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2016
(Health Care Law)

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