Health Care



Robinson Bradshaw’s Health Care Practice Group comprises an interdisciplinary team of attorneys with the broad range of experience required to advise participants across today’s complex health care environment. Our health care clients have seamless and cost-effective access to the firm’s knowledge in all areas affecting the operation of their businesses, including corporate transactions, regulatory, litigation, real estate, employment, intellectual property, technology and tax. We call upon this experience to serve a diverse group of clients, including Advocate Health (the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health), Fresenius Medical Care North America, InterWell Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Deerfield Management Co., Labcorp, US Radiology, and regional medical practices like Horizon Eye Care and REACH Fertility.

In these client engagements, we routinely counsel on health care industry transactions (providing comprehensive corporate, regulatory and tax support for acquisitions, dispositions, affiliations, investments and joint ventures) and handle matters involving corporate practice of medicine, federal and state fraud and abuse compliance (including the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute), value-based care, health care IT, telehealth, referral source contracting and health care privacy (including HIPAA). We also proudly represent entrepreneurs, startups and established industry participants pursuing a wide range of innovative ventures and novel care delivery and coordination activities aimed at improving population health, equity and access to care. 

We also regularly represent health care clients in health care litigation and government inquiries and investigations. Recently, we have represented health systems facing class actions concerning alleged surprise charges related to emergency room care. We have also recently represented health systems in ERISA class actions and in high-stakes disputes with physician groups who provide exclusive physician services to those systems. Our litigation and investigations work has been on behalf of physician groups, health systems and insurers in a variety of health care contexts, in internal investigations and in response to government inquiries and whistleblower complaints.

We serve a variety of industry stakeholders, including:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Physician practices
  • Specialty providers, including laboratories and providers of dialysis, home health, long-term care, diagnostic imaging and medical products
  • MSOs and other health care management companies (including with respect to value-based care)
  • Commercial insurers
  • Business ventures between providers to own and operate health plans
  • Accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks
  • Pharmaceutical, pharma-contracting and genomics companies
  • Investors, commercial lenders and underwriters in the health care industry
  • Health care technology providers and vendors

We help clients with a broad range of legal needs, including:

  • Acquisition and joint venture structuring and negotiation
  • Due diligence for acquisitions and audits
  • Regulatory compliance
  • HIPAA and privacy compliance
  • General litigation (including employment litigation) and government and internal investigations
  • Internal governance
  • Provider employment and affiliations
  • Physician practice organization and management
  • Value-based care structuring and compliance
  • ACO, CIN, MSO and PHO formation and operation
  • Medical staff credentialing and peer review
  • Antitrust counseling
  • Retirement and benefit plans
  • Financing (including tax-exempt bonds), capital raises and reorganizations
  • Real estate and zoning
  • Tax-exemption compliance

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