Our Health Law practice group attorneys know that coordination amongst providers is critical in the post-Affordable Care Act era. To strengthen this collaborative environment, our attorneys provide a number of services that allow health organizations to work with one another through innovative arrangements such as:
- Participating provider managed care contracts
- Administrative, management and clinical services agreements
- Employment agreements
- Referral agreements
- Residency agreements
- Community benefit grant agreements
- Merger and acquisition agreements
- Contract pharmacy agreements
Through these development and execution of these arrangements and agreements, our Health Law attorneys assist clients with the formation of provider organizations (including Federally Qualified Health Centers), integrated delivery systems, provider networks, practice management networks, managed care organizations and multi-provider joint ventures.
The Health Law team also works with clients to draft and revise articles of incorporation and bylaws, and to draft and file applications for tax-exempt status, among other documents. Our attorneys also assist providers in developing their organizational policies and procedures (such as personnel, financial, and clinical policies and procedures) and in achieving FQHC designation through application assistance.
Our attorneys also work with clients to establish residency training programs in non-hospital settings (such as community health centers) consistent with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements. By establishing emergency room care coordination affiliations, inappropriate utilization of emergency rooms for non-emergent health care needs is reduced.
Through these efforts, our clients are able to create and manage coordination of care with other local providers, allowing them to expand patient access to critical primary, preventive and specialty health care services while maintaining compliance with both federal and state laws and regulations. Clients are able to promote the patient-centered medical home model of care and simultaneously reduce duplication of services and conserve limited resources.