Health Law

Today’s healthcare landscape is complex and changes daily.  Healthcare providers are in a competitive and high regulated industry and partnering with valued and experienced counsel can be key to a successful outcome.  Healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, laboratories, and hospitals all have different needs and requirements and Weiss, Handler, and Cornwell, P.A. has built a team to meet those needs. 

Regulatory

While the Federal Government has implemented federal regulations that impact referrals, Florida has implement state regulations that further define the regulatory environment.  Understanding how these regulations relate to each other and to various transactions involving health care providers is crucial to avoid civil and criminal penalties.  Some of the common transactions that Weiss, Handler, and Cornwell provide counsel are the following:
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Physician Employment
  • Leasing of Office Space

Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement

As managed care contracts shift from fee for service to value based payment platforms, having an attorney with managed care contracting experience can provide a unique perspective on new and innovative options that managed care companies are implementing.  Weiss, Handler, and Cornwell, P.A. has experience with providing legal advice on Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contracts, Shared Savings Agreements, and other value based payment contracting. 
As many providers have tight margins in their practice, ensuring that you have received the correct payment via your contract is imperative.  Let us review your contracts and receivables to determine your denial rate and options to recover any outstanding balances. 

 

Employment Contracts

The trend is increasing for physicians to become employees of large health systems and ensuring that your rights are protected is one of the many areas that Weiss, Handler, and Cornwell can serve your needs.  Additionally, ensuring that your contract also meets applicable Federal and State regulations is an additional area that should be reviewed to mitigate your risk for civil and criminal penalties.


Starting a Practice and Practice Management

Whether you are starting a practice or have an established practice, physicians are faced with numerous legal issues including contracts with billing companies, real estate transactions, labor and employment disputes, and independent contractor relationships with various healthcare providers.  Let the experienced team at Weiss, Handler, and Cornwell P.A. review and provide the legal advice needed and advocate for your rights.


Additional areas of expertise:

Medical Staff Bylaws
Medical Staff and Peer Review Disciplinary Actions
AHCA Audits
JCAHO Surveys
Patient Centered Medical Home Implementation
EMTALA Violations

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