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Our Health Care Clients
Godfrey & Kahn represents a wide range of health care organizations and providers. Our clients include:
- Integrated delivery systems
- General and specialty hospitals
- Physicians, dentists and their practice groups, both single and multi-specialty
- Retirement and long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies; ambulatory surgery centers
- Medical equipment suppliers
- Health insurers
- Health information and quality organizations
- Professional and trade associations
Our Health Care Team
Godfrey & Kahn's Health Care Practice Group is organized around a core group of attorneys who provide legal services to clients in the health care industry. The team includes attorneys from the firm's key business and litigation practice groups who provide our health care clients with a wide array of legal services that include: corporate and business transactions; tax and employee benefits; labor, employment and immigration; insurance; public finance; antitrust; litigation; white collar counseling and defense; real estate; political law; and intellectual property.
Services for Hospitals and Systems
As counsel for hospitals and other health care facilities, we assist our clients in planning and executing corporate restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures. We regularly advise our clients on physician recruitment, employment and compensation matters; negotiate contracts for new information systems and other technologies; counsel clients on the implementation and meaningful use of electronic medical records systems; and represent hospitals in hearings relating to credentials review and privileging. Our clients seek our advice on issues relating to regulatory compliance, patient care, medical staff and peer review. We also prepare and negotiate managed care contracts and provide advice on a wide range of billing and reimbursement issues, serving both as corporate counsel and bond counsel in health care financings.
Services for Physicians
Godfrey & Kahn assists our physician clients in organizing specialty and multi-specialty practice groups, and in purchasing, selling and merging medical and dental practices. We negotiate physician provider agreements with payors and provide advice on billing and payment matters. We advise physicians on employment, compensation and benefits matters for physicians and staff, on non-compete agreements and on licensing and credentialing issues. We help physicians establish joint venture specialty hospitals, free-standing diagnostic facilities and ambulatory surgery centers. Our physician clients also seek our counsel on real estate, tax, investment and financing matters, including advice on tax benefits and regulatory compliance.