Who We Are
We are responsive; we pride ourselves on returning phone calls the same day we receive them. We work as a team. We are innovative. We work diligently to keep our clients out of trouble, but respond aggressively to defend them.
We are accustomed to working with in-house counsel; our billing system is ABA Uniform Task-Based Management System compliant. We are technologically sophisticated, with state-of-the-art computer, legal research, and communication systems.
But most fundamentally, we are experienced in the many and varied legal fields that confront the healthcare industry. We represent nonprofit and for-profit entities, individual practitioners and groups. We provide advice on a full range of health law issues – from the traditional, such as malpractice avoidance, medical record confidentiality and corporate practice of medicine, to cutting edge issues, such as Accountable Care Organizations, intermediate sanctions, corporate compliance plans, EMTALA, Stark II, and the federal anti-kickback law.
We form corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. We represent clients in both tax-exempt and taxable financings. We are experienced in the minutia of licensure, relicensure and Medicare and Medicaid certification. We regularly represent healthcare clients in mergers, acquisitions, practice purchases, contracting and joint ventures. We pioneered privatization of governmental hospitals in Arkansas. We have drafted or revised the medical staff bylaws for over a third of the hospitals in the state and are constantly involved in credentialing and corrective action matters. We appear before all healthcare regulatory agencies.
We represent clients regarding ZPIC, RAC, MAC, MIC and other audits, including assistance with records requests, recoupment appeals and audit management programs. We handle coding, billing and payment issues including defense of state and federal investigations and qui tam actions.
We also offer full-service healthcare litigation services; we have successfully pursued certificate of need challenges, defended antitrust, civil rights, False Claims Act, and Title VII actions, challenged the state Medicaid reimbursement methodology, appealed Medicare matters, and handled numerous breach of contract suits, injunctive actions and challenges to administrative rules.