Health Care Law
Health care providers are faced with navigating one of the most regulated and ever changing industries in the United States. They are not only subject to the state and federal laws applicable to all businesses, but they must also comply with complex industry specific requirements. Cole Law Group’s Nashville health care lawyers represent medical professionals and providers in a wide array of regulatory and compliance issues. Our areas of concentration include compliance, Certificate of Need, fraud and abuse, privacy and security, the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.Physician Representation
Physician representation includes all health care legal concerns arising from the practice of medical professionals. Cole Law Group understands the complexities of a medical practice and the demands and difficulties that are faced daily by medical professionals. Our approach to physician representation involves a coordinated effort among lawyers with experience in health care law, corporate law, employment law, information technology and litigation. You will find our business law and health care attorneys often working in collaboration as they provide representation for medical professionals regarding a myriad of organizational and transactional matters that pervade their day to day operations. Such teamwork ensures that our clients are served by lawyers with vast knowledge and broadrange experience. Our health care lawyers in Nashville provide counsel for physicians concerning issues regarding privileges, credentialing, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse and corporate structure. We help clients find effective ways to negotiate and enforce contracts with third party payors, managed care organizations, and physician practice management companies. We also help medical professionals negotiate the details of initial recruitment agreements, guide them through the intimidating web of administrative procedures, and ensure that doctors and nurses receive due process when it comes to the handling of privilege issues at the hospitals where they are on staff.Health Care Provider Services
Cole Law Group health care attorneys advise academic medical centers, physician group practices, healthcare systems, and in house health care legal departments within the Greater Nashville area. Our lawyers have knowledge of extensive substantive laws and legal issues related to the health care industry, including: Stark, Anti-Kickback, the False Claims Act, Tennessee fraud and abuse laws, antitrust, warranties, EMTALA, HITECH Act, HIPAA and privacy laws, and Medicare and Medicaid. We have the ability to provide day to day health care regulatory advice to CEO’s, CFO’s, Boards of Directors for hospitals, physician groups, medical entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and other interested stakeholders. We can research and analyze issues pertaining to relevant state and federal regulations, conduct due diligence, advise clients, draft and negotiate health care transactions, and review contracts and regulations.Patient Privacy and Security
Our Nashville health care lawyers advise clients on patient privacy and security protection concerns. We understand how crucial it is for health care providers and their business associates in the health care industry to secure their health and personal information, both to avoid violating applicable privacy and data security laws and to safeguard their own operational integrity. Our attorneys are there to assist clients when potential breach reports come in by providing breach identification, response, and notice to the HHS Office for Civil Rights and state agencies as necessary. We stand side by side with our clients to protect their interests, with resources such as onsite education, regulatory advice, and assessment. We also help with the development of policies and procedures on transactional, regulatory, and operational standards.Litigation and Administrative Hearings
Cole Law Group vigorously advocates for our health care providers when they are faced with a lawsuit, arbitration, or administrative hearing. By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, we combine extensive knowledge of the industry with skillful representation through the entire litigation process, from pretrial investigations through trial, to appeals before state and federal courts. We litigate a broad range of issues that include but are not limited to claims and disputes involving health care fraud and abuse; Qui Tam litigation; health related boards; professional licensing; HIPPA and privacy; administrative hearings related to potential suspension, exclusion, and penalties; practice group disputes; staffing and employment issues, and Stark and antitrust matters.
Call (615) 490-6020 to make an appointment for a consultation or learn more about our Health Care Legal Services.