The healthcare industry not only dominates one-sixth of our economy, but it touches every aspect of our lives. Because healthcare is such an important and far-reaching field, federal and state governments inject themselves into nearly every decision they can. This makes healthcare one of the most regulated industries in the entire nation. Licensed healthcare professionals often find the laws pertaining to healthcare costly, cumbersome, contradictory and difficult, if not impossible to navigate.
You don’t have to navigate it alone. With more than a decade in the industry, the healthcare attorneys at Norman Spencer Law Group have represented, defended and consulted with many licensed healthcare professionals to provide the assistance they need when they need it.
And with the mountain of paperwork and regulatory landmines waiting to catch the unsuspecting practitioner, needing help is not unusual. Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and private insurers place a massive burden on licensed practitioner.
They not only regulate what can and cannot be done, but where and when it needs to be done to meet requirements. The difficulties are compounded by a litigious society consistently looking for reasons to file a healthcare fraud or medical malpractice suit.
How We Approach Healthcare
At Norman Spencer Law Group, our view of healthcare law aligns with the perspective of the licensed healthcare professional. Our attorneys are deeply focused on and concerned with the practitioner’s relationship with the government, the institution and the patient.
Our mission is simple: to offer healthcare professionals the best possible legal representation in all aspects of the law. Our healthcare legal team includes compliance lawyers and healthcare fraud defense attorneys that have assisted practitioners in a wide range of healthcare law areas. These include transactional, regulatory, litigation, licensure and criminal defense.
Healthcare law is a complex field, requiring a vast scope of experience, knowledge and skill with a variety of issues. These issues may be associated with the standard of care, government regulations, compliance, legal duties and ethics, and administrative law. Healthcare professionals facing administrative, civil and criminal actions often have a lot at stake.
Our attorneys give it their all. Due to the costs and complexities of health law issues, along with the massive body of law and regulations, our healthcare legal team focuses all its efforts in healthcare law so we may represent clients with maximum effectiveness.
Because we are laser-focused on healthcare law, we’ve been able to establish a deep understanding of the ins, outs and nuances of every legal area in the industry. Our healthcare lawyers are likewise able to stay current with the perpetual healthcare law changes while gaining a wealth of experience in various healthcare areas.
During our 10-year history in healthcare law, we’ve represented hundreds of licensed healthcare professionals that range from doctors and nurses to chiropractors, pharmacists, dentists and veterinarians.
Our designated healthcare lawyers devote their full-time practice solely to the numerous aspects of healthcare law, making them extremely knowledgeable in the field. We’re not only knowledgeable about healthcare law, but we’re also passionate about helping licensed healthcare professionals.
Areas of Healthcare Law We Cover
The legal team at Norman Spencer Law Group understands the hard work and sacrifices required to become a licensed healthcare practitioner. We are dedicated to helping them protect their license, practice, assets, reputation and career. While we can help with all aspects of healthcare law, some come up more frequently than others.
Fraud and Abuse: Our healthcare lawyers defend professionals accused of healthcare abuse and fraud, handling both civil and criminal charges. Our experience extends to the defense of practitioners accused of false claims as well as Stark law and anti-kickback violations.
Licensing and Employment: Many clients come to use with licensure issues, such as complaints, hearings, investigation professional board inquiries and other disciplinary matters. In addition to dealing with issues pertaining to an existing license, we help clients with obtaining a new license, CMS participation and DEA registration. Employment matters are another area where we can assist, with issues related to credentialing, employment contracts, privileges and termination.
Litigation: We have long been defending professionals accused of medical malpractice. This includes the defense and representation of correctional healthcare providers.
Regulatory: Our healthcare law attorneys work with practices and providers to ensure compliance with the numerous federal and state regulations and laws. These include CMS, HITECH, HIPAA, DEA regulations, FDA regulations, and abuse and fraud laws. We regularly assist with routine and compliance audits.
Transactional: Transaction matters are another area where we can help. These can include selling and acquiring a practice, pharmacy, or healthcare startup. We’ve assisted many clients with contract disputes, employment matters and the drafting and review of employment contracts.
Our experience and knowledge in the legal healthcare field, coupled with our passion for helping licensed healthcare professionals, makes the lawyers at Norman Spencer Law Group a solid choice for strong representation. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.