Spilman has a large and diverse practice in the area of health care law. In offices situated throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, at least 18 of the firm’s attorneys practice in the field of health care law on a full or part time basis.
Few areas of law have changed as much in the past decade as health care, particularly with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related legislation, and our substantial health care practice has grown with these changes in health care law. We have helped clients form, develop and operate integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, medical corporations and management services organizations.
We have successfully represented hospitals and other clients in certificate of need proceedings, rate proceedings and other administrative actions. We have defended hospitals and individuals in civil and criminal litigation matters. As the federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse and Stark II laws and regulations have developed over the past several years, we have counseled clients on structuring transactions and relationships to comply with this complex regulatory framework. And as the relationships between hospitals and physicians have evolved and changed, we have helped them meet the challenges and opportunities afforded by these changes.
Some of the other areas covered by the health care practice include acquisitions of hospitals, physician practices and other health care businesses, antitrust, bankruptcy, contracts, corporate law (including corporate governance), corporate reorganizations, due diligence investigations, employment law, False Claims Act, Health Care Quality Improvement Act, integrated delivery systems, internal investigations, joint ventures, labor law, litigation, managed care, medical staff, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit hospitals and other nonprofit health care businesses, and reimbursement issues.