Industries & Practices
Health Care Regulatory
Our attorneys constantly monitor statutes, regulations and rules set by governing bodies.
From insurance reimbursement to the administration of medications to referrals, we work closely with administrators to ensure their facilities and their staffs avoid noncompliance. We not only inform our clients of any changes, but we also help them understand the effects those changes might have on current operations. We also help our clients predict and prepare for the enactment of any major health care laws, minimizing the cost and impact of regulatory shifts.
Our substantial regulatory experience includes representing our clients’ interests before a variety of legislative, regulatory and administrative bodies.
We routinely advise clients on:
- Privacy Issues, including HIPAA and Part 2
- Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
- 340B Drug Pricing Program
- Corporate governance
- Clinical research
- Provider Enrollment and Change of Ownership
- Survey, certification and licensure
- Tax and tax exemption issues
- Acquisition and disposition of health care entities
- Publicly owned hospitals and health systems
"Bricker & Eckler is the premier firm when it comes to helping hospitals in navigating some of the most difficult regulatory issues. They are our usual 'go to' for the most difficult issues."
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
Behavioral health provider counseling
Represent a variety of behavioral health providers in state licensure matters as well as general operational and compliance matters.More
Testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee
Gave testimony before the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee on behalf of a state-level&nb...More
Prepared successful provider-based and mid-build attestations for a hospital system regarding an off-campus, provider-based department and counseled the client through the process.More
Managed and successfully negotiated self-disclosure by a 340B covered entity to multiple drug manufacturers and the Health Resources Services Administration.More
340B Program contract negotiations
Drafted and negotiated pharmacy services agreement and contract pharmacy agreements on behalf of a hospital system with national pharmacy providers.More
False Claims Act Supreme Court amicus brief
Drafted and filed an amicus brief on behalf of a managed care organization in an important False Claims Act case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The issues before the Court were whether and ...More
Amicus in support of HHS interpretive rule
Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of the American Hospital Association in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interpretive rule providing guidance on the scope o...More
Health care information database
Assisted in the development of a state-wide database for health care information reports, including the creation of policies and agreements and compliance with regulatory requirements (including HI...More
Court of appeals rules that HHS has the authority to cut 340B hospitals’ Medicare payments for outpatient drugs by 28.5 percentMore
DeWine signs Executive Order allowing emergency rule changes as part of Ohio’s “Behavioral Health Redesign”More
Could relief from the Medicare cuts in reimbursement for 340B drugs be coming soon for hospitals?More
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