Health Care Law

The Firm maintains a diverse and active health care practice, and performs legal services for a variety of clients in the industry. The Firm’s clients include both non-profit and for-profit hospitals, as well as nursing homes, long term acute care hospital facilities, hospices, home health agencies, pharmacies,  private physicians and surgeons, and persons and entities in the scientific community. The Firm also represents the Medicaid Managed Care Organization which operates the Alabama Medicaid Maternity Program in the eight county area in and around Birmingham, which entity is owned by all of the hospitals in the area which deliver maternity care. The Firm regularly provides services such as:

  • Representation of providers in reimbursement matters
  • Representation of providers in federal and state appellate courts
  • Representation of providers in Certificate of Need proceedings
  • Practice before the IRS on behalf of non-profit providers, including obtaining exemption determinations and Private Letter Rulings
  • Regulatory advice regarding federal and state laws and regulations, including the Stark and Anti-Kickback statutes
  • Drafting and advising with respect to physician recruiting agreements, Medical Director agreements, employment agreements and medical staff bylaws
  • Representation in licensure and accreditation issues, medical staff disciplinary proceedings and credentialing disputes
  • Contracting and joint venture structuring between providers, physicians and investors
  • Asset acquisitions, divestitures and facility construction projects
  • Representation of physicians in professional disciplinary proceedings
  • Litigation, including:
    • Defense of qui tam actions and proceedings involving Medicare billing
    • Defense of research misconduct claims incident to federal grants
    • Defense of medical malpractice actions

Our Birmingham office has been ranked Tier 1 for the metropolitan categories of Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice Law in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Firm Contact: G. Thomas Sullivan