California healthcare facilities are subjected to a complex array of regulations from a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels. Aside from regulatory hurdles, healthcare facilities are coming under increasing pressure from an increase in uncompensated care, higher labor costs due to an ever-increasing nursing shortage, and a migration of traditional hospital services to outpatient, urgent care, and ambulatory surgical centers.
Likewise, healthcare organizations must regularly negotiate with health plans, IPAs, and Medicare and Medi-Cal/Managed Care payors. The development of physician alignment strategies, assistance with tax exempt and taxable financings, and clinical trials contracting are just some of the myriad healthcare issues confronting today’s healthcare organizations. Finally, corporate governance, risk and compliance oftentimes require the assistance of qualified and experienced healthcare attorneys.
Our extensive background in this area of law gives us the legal and practical experience to keep our healthcare clients operating efficiently and in compliance during these times of shrinking budgets and growing medical needs. We have represented a broad cross-section of organizations including hospitals, medical foundations, medical groups, physicians, Knox-Keene entities, and IPAs. Among our healthcare clients, we have long served as general counsel to PIH Health, a regional comprehensive delivery system, with a direct focus on its regulatory, contracting, and governance needs.