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Nutter’s Health Care attorneys 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.

Our health care clients include:

  • Health care institutions. Academic medical centers, nonprofit 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 Nutter's health care 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

  • Long Term Solutions, Inc.

    Nutter 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, MA, LTS provides a suite of planning and support services to insurance companies, employers, and direct to individuals and families throughout the United States.

  • Represented pathology laboratory in qui tam case

    Nutter represented a pathology laboratory in a qui tam case alleging fraudulent billing practices, and reached very favorable settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

  • The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

    Nutter represented The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. (BWH) in the completion of the zoning and land use permitting required to enable the redevelopment of a portion of the 2.61 acre former Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) site as a 383,250 square foot state-of-the-art research and clinical facility known as BWH's “Center for Transformative Medicine” (“CTM”), formerly known as the Brigham’s "Building for the Future".  Nutter assisted in the modification of the existing approvals for CTM for an additional story and increase in size of 24,580 square feet to be added mid-construction to assist BWH in responding to changing hospital needs. The construction of CTM has now been completed and is fully occupied.  Nutter continues to assist the client in ongoing permit modifications and permit compliance issues related to this and other properties within the Longwood Medical Area.

  • Connected Home Care, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Connected Home Care, LLC, a leading home care provider serving Medicaid, dual-eligible, and private pay clients throughout Eastern Massachusetts, in connection with its acquisition by HouseWorks, LLC, one of the nation’s largest independent home care companies.

  • Ce3, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Ce3, Inc., a full-service CRO focused on providing early phase oncology clinical development services to the biotechnology industry, in connection with its acquisition by Catalyst Clinical Research, a clinical development organization providing highly customizable clinical research solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Column Health

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Column Health, a network of technology-enabled, community-based outpatient mental health and addiction clinics throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, in connection with its acquisition of the Center for Psychiatric Medicine (CPM).

  • UrSure, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to UrSure, Inc., an HIV medication adherence diagnostics company, in connection with its acquisition by OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection and stabilization devices, and microbiome laboratory and analytical services.

  • Innovation Associates

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Innovation Associates, the market-leading provider of high-volume pharmacy automation technology and software solutions to the retail, hospital, government, and mail order pharmacy markets, in connection with a consortium of investors led by Greg Wasson, the former Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO, acquiring a majority stake to scale the business and enhance its pharmacy automation offerings.

  • Health insurance plan

    Nutter represented a health insurance plan in a qui tam lawsuit alleging billing improprieties, and prevailed at motion to dismiss stage.

  • Senior management

    Nutter represented certain senior management in connection with the sale of ZappRx to Allscripts.

  • AppwoRx LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to AppwoRx LLC, a Boston-based medical technology manufacturer, in connection with its acquisition by PatientNOW, a private equity-backed computer software company headquartered in Englewood, CO.

  • Baril Corporation

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Baril Corporation, a leading medical specialty manufacturer of infection prevention, wound care, clinical chemistry, patient monitoring, and medical and surgical consumable products, in its acquisition by TEAM Technologies, Inc., a leading North American healthcare specialty manufacturer focused on oral and dental care and medical end markets. 

  • Column Health, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Column Health, LLC in connection with its sale to Shore Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in middle-market health care and food and beverage acquisitions.

  • Cúram

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Cúram, a business intelligence service provider in the health care industry, in connection with its acquisition of PMC Medical Group, a multispecialty health care organization based in New Hampshire.

  • iResearch

    Nutter served as legal counsel to iResearch, a leading multi-specialty clinical research center with locations in Decatur, GA and Savannah, GA, in connection with its acquisition by CenExel.

  • OpenClinica

    Nutter served as legal counsel to OpenClinica, an industry-leading clinical research solutions provider based in Waltham, MA, in connection with a strategic investment with Thompson Street Capital Partners.

  • T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc. in its acquisition by Toronto-based Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. (TSX: AND).

  • Tufts Health Plan

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Tufts Health Plan in connection with its combination with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The newly combined nonprofit organization will become one of the region’s largest health services organizations, providing high-quality health coverage in every segment of the market.

  • Veristat, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Veristat, LLC, a scientifically minded global clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by WindRose Health Investors, LLC, a New York City-based health care private equity firm.

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