The health care industry is one of the fastest growing and most highly regulated industries. The legal landscape for health care institutions and health care professionals is more complex than ever. For many hospitals and health care providers, navigating the confusing web of federal and state laws and regulations can be challenging and frustrating. Harsh enforcement actions and severe monetary penalties mean that health care providers, now more than ever, need experienced counsel to guide them through this regulatory maze.
Scrudder Bass attorneys understand the needs of their health care clients and regularly advise them on how to comply with a wide range of health care laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), state health care privacy laws, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), the Stark Law, and Federal Anti-Kick Back laws. Our attorneys also proactively help clients avoid problems with federal and state certification and accreditation agencies, such as The Joint Commission and federal and state quality improvement organizations, by working with our clients to develop compliant policies and procedures. When problems arise which require our clients to be represented in court or before an administrative body on any of these issues, our experienced attorneys aggressively defend our clients’ interests. Scrudder Bass attorneys also have years of experience in assisting our clients with day-to-day issues faced by health care institutions, including third-party subpoenas, juvenile court issues, document production, and preparation for and defense of witness depositions.