Health Care & Life Sciences

Providers of Health Care Services

Identifying Opportunities, Trends, and Potential Challenges for our Health Care Clients

As hospitals, health systems, and related providers face the challenge of delivering higher-quality patient care for declining reimbursements, business models must be reevaluated.  In this environment, providers need the best, most comprehensive, expert-backed guidance to accomplish their ultimate goal: to compassionately deliver the best possible patient care.

Foley has a long history in the health care services space, dating back more than 45 years and spanning three generations of attorneys who have tracked the development of the industry. Our clients are diverse and include health systems, long-term care facilities, diagnostic testing facilities, physician organizations, ambulance companies, and urgent care facilities.  This broad-based representation across the health care industry helps us identify opportunities, trends, and potential challenges for our clients at an early stage.

We have 50 dedicated health care lawyers and over 200 related subject matter expert attorneys that work with our health care and life sciences clients.  In addition to deep experience advising health care providers and suppliers, our lawyers have served in federal and state regulatory positions across the country, including the Department of Health and Human Services, giving us unique insights to proposed state and federal regulatory actions.

Our work includes representing some of the biggest health care systems in the country in mergers and acquisitions, payer-provider convergence, developing compliance programs, and establishing and operating successful Hospital-at-Home programs.

We’ve also helped providers design compliant business structures, and when appropriate seek waivers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, advising on fraud and abuse risks, compliance, overpayments and enrollment disputes, and payment advice. We also often help our clients address licensing and change of ownership, managed care contracting, and general corporate and business strategic planning in health care.

Foley’s litigation teams regularly handle government investigations, false claims act issues, and corporate integrity agreement (CIA) disputes, while our corporate teams counsel on reimbursement strategies, bankruptcy, and mergers, acquisitions, and financings.

In addition to our core work as health care lawyers, our subject matter experts help our clients navigate new technologies and the ins and outs of personalized medicine, while also addressing financial models and advising on additional available revenue streams.

No matter the challenge you face, Foley has the resources to help you navigate important health care legal considerations related to business operations and industry-specific issues.