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Health Care Litigation

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Health care providers operate in a highly regulated, intensely competitive environment and face rapidly-changing business and legal challenges. The financial stakes in health care litigation are high, and the outcomes can threaten a provider’s survival. In light of the specialized issues and the consequences of adverse outcomes, effective resolution of health care disputes requires attorneys with the experience and resources to meet those challenges. Williams Mullen’s health care clients rely on our litigation team for a wide array of sophisticated commercial, regulatory and liability matters.

Our health care litigators represent the spectrum of health care providers, including hospitals and hospital systems, nursing and other long-term care providers, physician practices, medical service providers, mental health providers, and others. Our experience includes the following:

Commercial Litigation

  • Reimbursement and contract disputes between health care providers and insurers
  • Merger and Acquisition disputes between health care providers
  • Antitrust/unfair competition
  • Electronic medical records – contract disputes with EMR vendors
  • Contract and commercial disputes

Administrative Litigation

  • Certificate of Need/Certificate of Public Need appeals
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement/recoupment appeals
  • False Claims Act litigation defense (Criminal and Civil)
  • Government investigations/audits
  • Licensure disputes/appeals
  • Medical staff/credentialing disputes
  • Professional licensure board proceedings

Liability Defense

  • Malpractice defense
  • Negligence and premises liability defense
  • Labor and Employment disputes involving health care entities

Advisory Services

  • Documentation training and development of same for long term care facilities
  • Drafting and consulting regarding resident admission agreements and other documents
  • Internal investigations regarding suspected antitrust or false claims violations.
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