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Nutter’s Health Care Industry practice group, one of the oldest and most comprehensive in the nation, is well-known for its combination of breadth and depth, producing exceptional value for our clients. The extensive breadth of the practice, in both attorney expertise and clientele, allows our team to advise a wide spectrum of health care providers, payors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, research facilities, and their partners, from local startups to global enterprises, with unmatched value added through our first-hand understanding of each stakeholder’s business in the product, services and supply chains.

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Our Health Care Industry practice clientele includes:

  • Health Care Institutions. Academic medical centers, non-profit and for-profit hospitals, hospices, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis, oncology and infusion clinics, clinical laboratories, chain and specialty pharmacies, and long-term care, including skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, and other senior residential care settings 
  • Health Care Payors and Purchasers. Health insurers, managed care companies, and sponsors, trustees and administrators of employee welfare benefit plans 
  • Health Care Practitioners. Physician-hospital affiliated entities, including accountable care organizations, physician-hospital organizations and other physician and provider-sponsored entities; large physician and dentist specialty and multi-specialty group practices 
  • Management and Support Organizations. Pharmaceutical, dental, managed behavioral, vision and other benefit management enterprises; wholesale distributors; healthcare technology, IT, EMR/EHR, remote monitoring, predictive modeling, disease management and utilization review companies 
  • Research Institutions, Companies and Investigators. Research universities, medical centers, clinical and contract research organizations, site management organizations, clinics and investigator-sponsored trials 
  • Life Sciences Companies: Pharmaceutical and biologics companies, medical device and combination manufacturers, durable medical suppliers, and wholesale distributors. (In conjunction with Nutter’s Life Sciences practice group)

Most of the practice group’s attorneys have in-house or related experience in health care government, business and academic roles. The practice’s depth of knowledge and experience, not only in the law but also in the business, science, finance, and politico-economic environment of the health care marketplace, distinguishes our team’s value proposition by its multidisciplinary approach, exceptionally quick learning curve, and unique efficiencies. Our areas of expertise, project work and service capabilities include the following:

  • Business Transactions. Full-service capabilities to handle complex corporate, contractual, licensing, and financial transactions, including a full continuum of finance and delivery integration and joint ventures of any size and scale
  • Regulatory Counseling and Submissions. Regulatory counseling and approvals of all types (e.g., licensing, inspections, audits, gap analyses, corporate compliance and reimbursement counseling); conditions of participation, coverage, reimbursement, and related regulatory matters with Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and other federal and state health care programs; substantive law advice and counsel regarding all aspects of PPACA, ERISA, HIPAA, HITECH, COBRA, ADA, FMLA, and others; healthcare tax exemption; antitrust issues; state insurance, health law and privacy and security; legislative and regulatory drafting, advocacy, and testimony in Congress, federal executive agencies, and state government 
  • Compliance Advice and Management. Counseling on federal and 50-state fraud and abuse prevention, including anti-kickback, anti-self referral, fee-splitting and false claims act compliance; corporate compliance program development; government investigations; coverage, payment, and price reporting; document retention, data privacy and data security protections
  • Healthcare Dispute Resolution. Litigation and risk Management, including government investigations and white collar defense, appellate practice, healthcare commercial litigation, assistance with corporate integrity agreements and civil investigative demands

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Represented pathology laboratory in qui tam case

    Represented pathology laboratory in qui tam case alleging fraudulent billing practices. Reached very favorable settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

  • Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.

    $15 million public offering of common stock and related listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market

  • Long Term Solutions, Inc.

    Advised Long Term Solutions, Inc. (LTS), a provider of in-home nursing assessments for the long-term care insurance industry, in its sale to Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM). Based in Natick, Mass., LTS provides a suite of planning and support services to insurance companies, employers and direct to individuals and families throughout the United States.

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