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Hospitals & Health Systems

Removing Your Legal and Regulatory Burdens to Allow for Excellent Patient Care

Hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers are facing unprecedented business challenges and government scrutiny. Changes to reimbursement policy, digital health technology, and quality of care standards are just a few of the issues driving constant operational review. Mintz attorneys have exceptional depth providing comprehensive counsel to hospitals and health systems. Our team members have in-house experience and have been in your shoes. We can help you achieve your goals while managing your complex regulatory and financial environment.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz represents a major Boston-based health care system that includes academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician practices, and a managed care plan. Mintz attorneys helped the system establish a specialty pharmacy and developed new provider contract templates for the health plan.

Former In-house counsel in hospitals / senior living facilities

Case Study
Mintz represented a major US academic health system in a $200+ million transaction to sell assets related to its clinical outreach laboratory business. Attorneys from Mintz worked on due diligence and disclosures and advised the client on regulatory, trademark, real estate, and other issues.

Our Approach

Mintz's Hospitals & Health Systems Practice has been serving the industry for decades. We work with hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and the affiliated entities that comprise these systems, including teaching hospitals and medical schools.

Our team has handled transactions and strategic affiliations. We've defended hospitals and health systems in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and litigation. And we've helped clients with complex regulatory matters, medical staff matters, tax-exempt bond issues, antitrust matters, and other sensitive issues. Members of our practice regularly supplement in-house legal teams by offering on-call counsel. We leverage the firm’s vast interdisciplinary industry experience to solve issues across topic areas — before they become problems.

Extensive Capabilities
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic affiliations
  • Medical staff issues and disciplinary matters
  • Reimbursement analysis and compliance
  • Technology, vendor, and supply agreements
  • Clinically integrated networks / accountable care organizations — including formation and implementation
  • Fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the Stark Law, False Claims Act, and analogous state laws and regulations
  • HIPAA and privacy and security matters, including data breach
  • FCA investigations and litigation
  • Antitrust counseling
  • Wage and hour relations
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Academic medical center clinical research activity
  • Corporate governance
  • Reductions in force
  • Taxable and tax-exempt financing solutions
  • Nonprofit tax issues
  • Patent prosecution, technology transfer, licensing, and other intellectual property issues
​Integrated Practice Approach
  • Health law
  • FDA
  • Health care enforcement
  • Nonprofit
  • Antitrust
  • Corporate
  • Employment, labor, and benefits
  • Intellectual property

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