Health Law Business Transactions
Dell Salter provides comprehensive advisory, consulting and legal services to the health care industry. We offer these services to health care professionals of all disciplines, vendors to the healthcare industry, and practice management companies. Our focus is on preventative measures, proactively addressing emerging issues to help our clients avoid potential legal pitfalls.
There are multiple advantages to working with a mid-size firm. We are able to offer a personal approach to each attorney-client relationship to fully understanding what the client does, how the business works and what challenges must be dealt with. Our healthcare regulatory partner has a unique understanding of the business and regulatory sides of her clients’ industry. She uses that knowledge to implement effective strategies to further our clients’ success.
At the same time, as a mid-size firm, we are able to pair a depth of experience in civil and commercial matters, business transactions, employment law and labor relations with our expertise in health care law. This interdisciplinary approach enables us to tap into resources available in our other practice areas, as needed to handle all aspects of a transaction, no matter how complex.
The areas in which our transactional attorneys provide counsel include:
- Electronic Health Record and other Software Licensing Agreements
- Entity Formation, Governance and Restructuring
- Healthcare Reform (Affordable Care Act)
- Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiation
- Physician Recruitment
- Fraud and Abuse (Stark and Anti-kickback) Compliance Plans
- HIPAA/ HITECH Policies and Procedures
- Leasing Arrangements for Real Property, Equipment, and Personnel
- Real Estate Development/ Facilities Design
- Agreements with Pharmaceutical Companies and Medical Device Companies
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Regulation & Compliance
Healthcare Reform has brought on incredibly dynamic and increased regulation that healthcare organizations need to stay apprised of. The importance of compliance with all of these changes is critical, yet a daunting task for smaller organizations which often lack the resources to create positions dedicated solely to these functions. Dell Salter constantly tracks these changes to develop standardized tools and resources to simplify and make compliance with these requirements easier for our clients. We can assist you to stay abreast of changes and remain compliant in all of these functions. Our healthcare regulatory partner is highly knowledgeable about HIPAA/HITECH, state privacy laws and regulations, Stark, Anti-kickback, state fraud and abuse regulations, and the Affordable Care Act requirements and reforms. She is a licensed with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) as a Healthcare Risk Manager and is a lifetime member of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s American Society of Patient Safety Professionals.
Compliance is the legal profession’s equivalent to preventive medicine. With proactively structured systems and policies in place, corporate compliance programs can identify problems early and allow an organization to take corrective action to avoid government fines and penalties.
Compliance functions we can help your organization with include:
- Healthcare Privacy & Security Officer
- Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Officer
- Fraud and Abuse Compliance Officer
- Healthcare Risk Manager
Defense & Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Whistleblower investigations
- Search warrants/subpoenas/civil investigatory demands
- Licensure defense
- Complaint investigations