Who We Are
We are what our name says: a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of healthcare clients. It’s all we do.
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, and 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 the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, Accountable Care Organizations, and concierge medicine.
We advise and assist our clients with regard to nonprofit tax law including IRS intermediate sanctions, EMTALA, Stark, and the federal anti-kickback issues.
We form corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. We represent clients in both tax-exempt and taxable financings. We create corporate compliance plans that are consistent with requirements under state and federal laws and regulations. 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 represent healthcare professionals before all Arkansas licensing boards and healthcare regulatory agencies, specifically the Arkansas State Medical Board, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, and Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
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 Arkansas Medicaid reimbursement methodology, appealed Medicare matters, and handled numerous breach of contract suits, injunctive actions and challenges to administrative rules.