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Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen’s Attorneys have extensive experience providing full-service representation to health care systems, hospitals, clinicians’ practices, and individual health care providers.  The Firm’s attorneys regularly assist clients with a broad range of issues including compliance and risk management, issues related to CMS and JCHAO, licensing, billing and collections, HIPAA and state privacy laws,  and other issues unique to the health care industry.  Our representation of health care providers includes commercial litigation, defense of medical malpractice claims, administrative proceedings, formation of entities, mergers, acquisitions, and all forms of commercial transactions.  The Firm represents a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit health care providers, including hospitals, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, large multi-specialty or single-specialty physician groups, as well as individual physicians and ancillary businesses operating in the health care industry.  The Firm’s attorneys take a multi-disciplinary approach to our health care clients because of the vast array of legal issues facing health care providers today.

The Firm’s lawyers have broad experience in business operation and regulation of the health care profession by state and federal agencies.  Several of the Firm’s senior lawyers have represented health providers for more than twenty-five years.  The Firm’s health care practice includes state and federal administrative and regulatory law, antitrust, contracting, environmental law, licensing, malpractice, managed care, medical staff issues, mental health, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, long-term care, labor, and employment and business and corporate issues.  In addition, the Firm’s attorneys regularly handle any necessary litigation and appeals in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative litigation involving governmental agencies.

The experience of the Firm’s attorneys with health care providers and related businesses enables it to provide skilled representation in a cost-effective manner in all of the following areas:

  • Administrative and Governmental
  • Business and Corporate
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

In an era of sweeping health care reform on both the state and federal levels, a law firm experienced in both the routine and “cutting edge” issues that will confront a client’s business is essential.