KJK’s Healthcare Practice Group understands the challenges facing providers, suppliers, and payers in the highly-regulated and constantly changing healthcare industry. Our team employs a personalized, creative problem-solving approach.
We advise a variety of healthcare entities, including hospitals; physicians and other individual providers; free-standing providers such as surgery centers; home health organizations; facilities meeting the needs of aging adults; businesses that supply healthcare equipment and technology; and health insurance and managed care companies.
We assist our healthcare clients in a wide range of issues from start-up (choosing the best business structure, creating new ventures, and assisting in securing capital) to operations (governance, employment, intellectual property, patient care issues, contracting and regulatory issues), to termination and other changes in structure (merger and acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcy). Our litigation team also stands ready to meet the needs of healthcare organizations when necessary.
We have experience as counsel inside hospitals, payers and other healthcare businesses so we understand firsthand the constraints placed on our clients for time, efficiency and resources.
Serve as General Counsel for an Ohio hospital and provides advice on a wide range of matters to other hospitals and health systems.
Represents global revenue cycle and physician practice management company.
Represents numerous software companies that service the health care industry.
Represented retail and compounding pharmacies in the acquisition and divestiture of pharmacy business and assets.
Organized physician practices, home health agencies, management service organizations, hospital physician practice subsidiaries and other health care providers and suppliers, which has included the preparation and negotiation of shareholder agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and related corporate documents.
Structured physician and other referral relationship in accordance with the complex layers of federal and state regulation, including the federal Stark law, Anti-Kickback law and state corporate practice medicine and licensure requirements.
Conducted and closed significant private offerings for numerous health care businesses, including for example, hospice, home health agencies, national practice management companies, hospital co-management companies and software companies.
Represented clients to organize and negotiate significant cutting-edge population health joint ventures, co-management companies and physician multispecialty joint ventures.
Represented small and large physician practices in selling their respective private practices through stock, membership interest, or hybrid transactions to large nonprofit medical centers and to publically traded companies.
Represented physician practices, nursing homes and other health care businesses merging with large physician groups or other businesses, forming new subsidiaries and acquiring other physician practices and businesses.
Represented hospitals and health systems in the acquisition and divestiture of physician practices.
Served as corporate and regulatory counsel for large national health care providers operating under the “friendly-physician” practice model.
Assisted health care clients in obtaining venture capital and other private equity investments and bank financing.
Reviewed and negotiated numerous procurement contracts and real estate leases for hospital systems.
Provided health care regulatory and employment law compliance guidance to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, home health agencies, independent diagnostic testing facilities, laboratories, staffing companies, management companies and other health care providers and suppliers, including the preparation of policies and procedures and employee handbooks.
Organized and served as corporate and regulatory counsel for Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) and physician organization.
Provided guidance to numerous health care clients regarding ambiguous and changing regulations under federal and private payor health care payment reform.
Provided HIPAA, HITECH, Red Flags Rule and related data privacy and security guidance to clients through the preparation of policies and procedures, day-to-day compliance advice, business associate and data sharing agreements, employee training materials and assistance in breach notifications and response.
Completed Medicare enrollment and change of information forms and assisted clients to resolve issues surrounding the same.
Provided guidance to health care providers and medical device companies regarding the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and other federal transparency and reporting initiatives.
Assisted ambulatory surgery center and home health clients in responding to and preparing for governmental and accreditation inspections and surveys.
Reviewed and negotiated numerous employment agreements and executive severance agreements for health care clients.
Defended physicians, dental practices and pharmacies in state licensing board actions.