Industries & Practices
Health Care Industry
We empower health care providers and organizations to deliver high-quality, effective care.
Our attorneys provide legal services to more than two-thirds of the hospitals in Ohio and represent clients in 35 additional states, making us the largest health care practice in the state and one of the largest in the country. We know that our clients are looking for tailored strategies and solutions, whether they are large health systems, community-based hospitals, health plans, associations or other service providers. Simply put, our deep understanding of the health care industry’s regulatory, policy and business considerations gives our clients confidence to proactively address their legal needs and succeed in today’s ever-changing health care environment.
Our clients include:
- Assisted living providers
- Health care associations
- Health information exchanges
- Health care providers
- Health care provider networks
- Health care systems
- Home health agencies
- Long-term care facilities
- Managed care organizations
- Multi-hospital groups
- Nonprofit entities
"Bricker & Eckler has assembled the best group of smart, skilled, experienced and resourceful health care attorneys in the state."
"Bricker & Eckler is more than just our law firm; they are a partner."
"Our organization has used Bricker & Eckler for decades, and they have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in our industry."
Health system and physician-owned hospital affilia...
Prepared several options for a health system and physician-owned surgical hospital to affiliate in a secondary market. Provided regulatory advice, including an analysis of potential Stark Law and A...More
Change of Ownership RAP appeal
Represented a home health agency in its appeal of post-Medicare Change of Ownership Request for Anticipated Payment suspension imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Successfull...More
Skilled nursing facility bed sale
Represented a health system in its sale of a skilled nursing facility to the management firm of the nursing facility. Formulated potential structures, drafted and negotiated various agreements, and...More
HIPAA policy review
Reviewed the HIPAA policies of two regional health plans to ensure continued compliance with relative state laws. These regional health plans were part of a national health plan’s portfolio a...More
Affiliation of two children’s hospitals
Negotiated and prepared affiliation agreement between two children’s hospitals with respect to the joint operation and ownership of one of the locations. The affiliation included a complex co...More
Central Ohio COVID-19 surge facility
Managed, coordinated and prepared legal arrangements necessary to establish a hospital facility for use by several of central Ohio’s primary hospital systems. Facilitated negotiations among t...More
Hospital transition to orthopedic-only center
Assisted a health system in transitioning a hospital campus into a specialty services center, which required engaging physicians on the center’s medical staff to participate in quality improv...More
Executive-level discrimination investigation
Served as an external investigator for a large organization in response to allegations of race and gender discrimination reported against a member of the organization's senior leadership team. ...More
COVID-19 management counseling
Helped clients understand their legal obligations under new labor and employment laws passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drafted work-from-home, leave, and reopening policies; advised on ...More
CMS 1135 waiver requests related to COVID-19
Drafted Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 1135 waiver request for modifications to federal rules in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency for Ohio hospitals. Also assisted sever...More
Areas of Focus
Health Care Law
Our health care attorneys are known, both individually and collectively, for their knowledge of our clients’ businesses and the unique policy, regulatory and business issues they face. We have extensive experience in all aspects of health care law, including certification, accreditation and licensure, fraud and abuse matters, HIPAA compliance, employment issues, Medicare and Medicaid, and false claims, to name a few.More
Health Care Employment & Labor
From providing guidance on employment policies and benefits to defending employers in legal actions, we blend employment knowledge with health care experience to proactively and creatively advise health care employers.More
Health Care Litigation
Our knowledgeable team of health care litigators draws upon its diverse experience to guide clients and help them avoid unnecessary litigation, minimize risk when litigation is inevitable and preserve relationships. Our attorneys focus on outcomes that produce effective, favorable resolutions and prevent prolonged, costly lawsuits.
We handle cases as appellate counsel regardless of whether Bricker was involved as trial counsel. Our team also partners with trial counsel to identify appellate issues, draft briefs and prepare for oral argument. We are experienced in handling class action litigation and administrative appeals.
Our clients include hospitals, managed care organizations, insurers, provider groups and other health care organizations across the U.S. in complex commercial litigation matters.
Our team includes several construction attorneys with extensive trial experience who come from technical and engineering backgrounds to provide assistance in all aspects of health care construction.
Employment & Labor
We provide health care employers with strategic advice, a focused and aggressive defense, and practical solutions to quickly achieve the best possible outcome. Our employment litigators regularly appear in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations, and before administrative agencies and other tribunals.
False Claims Act Defense
We represent clients at the state and federal level in a variety of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse cases. In addition, our False Claims Act team works with health care organizations to conduct compliance audits and internal investigations designed to reduce the likelihood of a violation.
Medical Negligence Defense
With over eight decades of combined experience in complex medical negligence litigation, our team is uniquely qualified to represent hospitals, nurses, physicians and other health care providers in the courtroom and through mediation. We readily defend medical negligence, wrongful death and birth trauma claims.
We know what to look for when investigating a workers’ compensation claim, how to stop it in its tracks and how to manage allowed claims so health care employees can return to work. In addition, we play a leading role in drafting and lobbying for workers’ compensation reform.More
Health Care Construction
Our highly regarded construction attorneys have represented many public and private health care facilities on all aspects of their construction projects — from the preparation of contract documents through litigation, when necessary. Our experience includes multiple prime contractor, general contractor, construction manager at risk and design-build delivery models.More
Our lawyer-lobbyists frequently advocate legal and regulatory changes on behalf of health care organizations. We constantly monitor legislative activity for issues impacting the health care industry and help our clients take advantage of legislative and regulatory opportunities.More
Health Care Real Estate & Project Finance
From the time a hospital first identifies a facility or capital-related need to the first day of operation, we blend real estate, project finance, compliance and taxation knowledge to advise health care organizations through each phase of growth.More
Our team’s technical background, broad legal and business knowledge, and deep experience in evaluating, protecting, enforcing and licensing intellectual property helps health care organizations safeguard their portfolios of intangible resources.More
Privacy & Data Protection
From data breaches to electronic health information (EHI) to HIPAA privacy and security, our intimate knowledge of this evolving area of law allows us to help health care clients minimize cyber risk.More
U.S. Department of Labor issues revised FFCRA rules in response to New York District Court decisionMore
COVID-19 Update: OCR updates guidance on contacting former COVID-19 patients about blood and plasma donation to add health plansMore
CMS to require a positive COVID-19 viral test result for additional 20 percent Medicare paymentMore
The HIPAA Regulations Section-By-Section
This HIPAA resource helps users interpret the privacy, security and breach regulations in one convenient location and an easy to review format. Information is updated periodically with amendments to the regulations, as well as new guidance issued by HHS, as they become available.More
Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2020 rankings
For 2020, Chambers USA included 8 Bricker & Eckler practices in its annual ranking of law firms and attorneys. Additionally, Chambers recognized the 24 attorneys for their legal skills, professional conduct and client service.More Apr 23, 2020
Ohio Court Tracker: The Impact of COVID-19
The goal of the "Ohio Court Tracker" is to pull all of that information into one place in order to allow attorneys, judges, court staff and the general public to quickly identify what courts in all 88 Ohio counties are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.More