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, tax, real estate and litigation. We have called upon this experience to serve a diverse group of clients, including Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Deerfield Management Co., Fresenius Medical Care North America, Horizon Eye Care, Labcorp, Mission Health and its successor Dogwood Trust, the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Octapharma Plasma and US Radiology (formerly Charlotte Radiology).

As part of our commitment to the health care industry, we create resources to help our clients navigate legal intricacies, we serve in leadership positions with national and state organizations, and we regularly contribute our time as speakers and writers for these institutions. Robinson Bradshaw's resources include Stark on a Page®, Anti-Kickback on a Page®, Sunshine Act on a Page®, Management Services Organization Best Practice on a Page®, Contract Review 101 on a Page®, the Joint Venture Handbook and the Physician Practice Management Handbook.

Our Telehealth Industry Team regularly counsels providers, investors, organizations and other health care clients on a range of emerging regulatory and business issues affecting the telehealth industry – including compliance, risk management, data security and transactional matters.

Our Behavioral Health Industry Team has extensive experience advising and representing clients in the behavioral health care space. In particular, we have worked closely with a broad range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities and providers and with behavioral health professionals. In these engagements, we routinely handle matters involving corporate practice of medicine, fraud and abuse compliance and transaction structuring, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care marketing rules, HIPAA, corporate compliance programs, contracting, confidentiality and information sharing (including 42 CFR Part 2 confidentiality issues), and policies and procedures. We also represent a collaborative business venture between behavioral health providers in North Carolina pursuing innovation in care across the state.

We serve a variety of industry stakeholders, including:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Physician practices
  • Specialty providers, including laboratories, dialysis, home health, long-term care and medical products
  • Commercial insurers
  • Business ventures between providers to own and operate health plans
  • Clinically integrated networks
  • Health care management companies
  • Telemedicine and telehealth companies
  • 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 audit
  • Regulatory compliance
  • HIPAA and privacy compliance
  • General litigation, including employment litigation
  • Internal governance
  • Billing self-disclosure and self-reporting
  • Physician employment and affiliations
  • Physician practice organization and management
  • ACO, CIN, MSO, 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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