Healthcare Industry

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the midst of a rapid, major transition from fee-for-service models to a performance- and value-based payment system. Regulatory compliance, financial performance, patient data privacy… the list of issues and concerns can appear endless and ever-changing. Even traditional corporate transactions and business activities such as mergers, acquisitions, labor negotiations and intellectual property development must be undertaken with a full understanding of the legal and commercial pressures that are unique to this industry.

The health care practice group at Evans & Dixon provides full-spectrum counsel to all major participants in the health care industry, including for-profit and tax-exempt hospitals, health systems, standalone clinics, physician practices, nursing homes and other providers, as well as insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy, and third-party providers of healthcare-related technology and other services. We provide comprehensive counsel in the following areas of healthcare law:

    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance
    • Electronic health records (EHR), protected health information (PHI) and data privacy
    • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements
    • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act compliance
    • False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance
    • Medical staff privileges
    • Licensing and credentialing
    • Office issues such as patient billing, information systems, insurance matters and contracts
    • Medicare/Medicaid - including surveys, Plans of Correction (POC), Licensing, Civil Money Penalties (CMP), & compliance
    • Fraud & Abuse
    • Pharmacy

Our healthcare litigators have extensive experience defending clients in a broad range of disputes heard at every level of federal and state courts and before state boards, peer review groups and arbitration panels, and in administrative proceedings. We provide effective representation in the following areas, among others:

    • Hospital and other medical professional liability
    • Malpractice and professional liability lawsuits involving wrongful death, negligence, chiropractic negligence and allegations of misdiagnosis
    • Contract, regulatory, insurance, reimbursement and administrative disputes
    • Telemedicine defense
    • Reimbursement audits, and appeals 
    • Disciplinary matters including representation before professional licensing boards
    • Assistance with State and Federal investigations

We work closely with lawyers in each of the firm’s major practice areas to provide coordinated counsel for healthcare industry clients, in the following areas:

    • Corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
    • Environmental compliance
    • Intellectual property development, protection and licensing
    • Labor and employment, including physician employment & contracting 
    • Real estate acquisitions, construction and project development


Brian Niceswanger, 913-701-6810

Denise Bloch, 314-552-4017