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Physician and Physician Group Representation – Health Care Attorneys

Physicians and physician groups face a multitude of business issues because of the intense regulatory requirements that exist in the health care industry.  Ruder Ware has a long history of representing physicians and physician groups.  The increasingly complex regulatory environment has led the firm to assemble a team of attorneys to focus on legal matters that are faced by physicians and physician groups.

Our skilled health law and business transactions attorneys understand health care and can guide our clients through a myriad of complex legal issues.  Our physician practice health care attorneys have assisted providers from various parts of the country since the early 1990s on issues related to provide integration and positioning their practices in the face of health care reform proposals.  Provider organizations have again emerged with the passage of health care reform legislation and the creation of Accountable Care Organizations.

We are equipped to advise physicians and physician groups on the various laws that are applicable to the creation of practice associations and group practices and the requirements to become qualified as Accountable Care Organizations.  We have also assisted physicians and physician groups in negotiating relationships with other providers such as hospitals, health systems, and ancillary providers.  We provide health law expertise throughout the country working with local counsel.

Our seasoned attorneys also assist physicians with their personal estate planning needs.  We offer comprehensive services in income, gift, and estate tax planning and trust and estate administration.  Our attorneys are able to implement creative and flexible strategies that hlp protect, manage, and dispose of client assets as they see fit, whether that is by lifetime transfer, transfers in the event of incapacity, or upon a client’s death. 

Some of the areas where we can assist physicians and physician groups include:

Physician Integration

  • Group Practice Mergers
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Independent Provider Associations
  • Group Practices Without Walls
  • Physician/Hospital Organizations
  • Provider Network Formation

Physician Practice Issues

  • General Corporate Issues
  • Ancillary Service Ventures
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Internal Compensation Plans
  • Physician Contracting
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Non-Compete Analysis and Litigation
  • Billing and Collection
  • Practice Admissions and Departures
  • Practice Management Issues

Relationships With Other Providers

  • Physician/Hospital Contracts
  • Medical Director Agreements
  • Call Coverage Agreements
  • Physician Compensation Issues
  • Joint Ventures
  • Service Line Management
  • Antitrust Issues
  • Medical Staff and Credentialing Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Compliance Plan Creation and Operation
  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Anti-kickback and Safe Harbor Regulations
  • Physician Supervision Requirements
  • Medicare Billing Requirements
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Government Audits and Self Disclosures
  • Labor and Employment Issues
  • Medical Record Issues
  • Fraud and Abuse Avoidance

Reimbursement Issues

  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Recovery Audit Contractors
  • Reimbursement Disputes

Business Transactions

  • Practice Sale and Acquisition
  • Major Medical Equipment Acquisitions
  • Corporate Transactions and Structuring
  • Practice Mergers
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Practice Reorganizations
  • Practice Valuation Issues

Estates, Asset Protection and Tax Planning

  • Succession Planning
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Asset Protection
  • Retirement Plans and ERISA

We have represented large and small groups in the following specialty areas:

  • Multispecialty Groups
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Internal Medicine Groups
  • Hospital-Based Physicians
  • Cardiology Groups
  • Radiology Groups
  • Anesthesia Groups
  • Gastroenterology Groups
  • Surgery Groups
  • Nephrology Groups
  • Neurology Groups
  • Behavioral Health Groups
  • Ophthalmology Groups
  • Otolaryngology Groups
  • Urology Groups
  • Pediatric Groups
  • OB/GYN Groups
  • Pulmonary Groups
  • Emergency Medicine Groups
  • Hospitalists
  • Dental Groups
  • Chiropractic Centers
  • Alternative Clinics and Providers

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John H. Fisher

Health Care Counsel
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
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P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050

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