Health Care

The Health Care Group provides a wide variety of services to hospitals, nursing homes, individual physicians, dentists, physician/dental groups, and other health care providers. The members of this Group have extensive expertise in issues arising from the protection of the confidentiality of medical records and other protected health information and deal with these types of matters regularly under Virginia and federal law (including compliance with HIPAA and HITECH).

The Group is routinely involved in handling a variety of physician disputes and administrative proceedings. These include those arising at hospitals, assisting hospitals with administrative proceedings, Fair Hearings, bylaw compliance and reporting requirements that may arise relative thereto with regard to the Virginia Board of Health Professions and the National Practitioner Data Bank. The Group also represents individual physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals in licensure matters arising before the Virginia Boards of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Counseling. The Group also assists hospitals and physician groups in disputes arising from audits conducted by various health care regulatory entities, including the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

The Group has extensive knowledge concerning the particular health care requirements which may apply to sales and leasing transactions involving hospitals and physician practices and is routinely involved in such real estate matters.