Federal & Connecticut Regulatory Oversight of Physicians & Hospitals
There is no more heavily regulated area in the United States today than health care, and in particular the activities of physicians and hospitals. Rules are expanding at lightning speed, attached to ever-increasing penalties for violations. Worse, what would be considered good business practice in other venues is often prohibited by health care statutes, particularly Stark or anti-kickback.
We have adopted a specific process to lead our clients through this thicket. One, we determine and eliminate those paths the government has specifically redlighted. Two, we determine and embrace those paths the government has specifically greenlighted, from which we expand gradually into “no definitive answer” territory, looking for facts and circumstances analogous to the greenlighted circumstances. This approach usually allows the client to put itself in a position to determine whether the proposed activity has a reasonable chance of success.
We help our clients deal with Stark and anti-kickback issues, trade restraint and antitrust matters, Certificate of Need applications and the tax and other laws affecting nonprofit organizations.