Never before have healthcare providers faced such a daunting combination of regulatory, market and financial challenges. With a team of more than 55 experienced, industry-focused lawyers, McGuireWoods helps clients address ongoing, day-to-day obstacles and create new models for delivering healthcare services in the United States and abroad.

McGuireWoods’ healthcare group and individual lawyers from across the country are ranked by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite and Super Lawyers as among the top legal providers in the nation. Clients recognize the value of the team’s depth in regulatory, litigation and transactional matters, noting our “great commercial awareness,” and describe us as “very skilled,” “extremely knowledgeable, practical and accessible.” We are sought out for opinions and insights on healthcare issues by industry journals and major news organizations ranging from The Daily Law Bulletin and American Health Lawyers, to Medical Laboratory Observer, MSNBC and HFM (a publication of the Healthcare Financial Management Association).

Clients come to McGuireWoods from all sectors of the healthcare industry. We advise academic medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted-living and long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, hospitals and hospital systems, hospices, imaging facilities, clinical laboratories, nursing homes, management service organizations, physician-hospital organizations, pharmacies and specialty medical clinics, as well as medical staff organizations and medical, healthcare and related trade associations. We also represent venture capital firms, commercial banks, specialty lenders, investment bankers and individual investors in healthcare-related transactions.

McGuireWoods’ representation of healthcare industry clients spans all major areas of law. Our healthcare transaction lawyers advise clients on corporate organization and governance, investments by third parties, and debt finance and securities transactions. The healthcare regulation and policy team counsels on compliance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements, intellectual property, information technology and privacy concerns (including HIPAA and the HITECH Act), reimbursement, certificates of need and developments relating to healthcare reform. When disputes, investigations and law enforcement actions arise, the healthcare litigation lawyers provide critical, intelligent defense of companies, executives, boards of directors and other key individuals in federal and state courts across the country.

In addition, the firm guides healthcare businesses on litigation, antitrust, government investigations, securities, labor and employment, financing, employee benefits, real estate and other matters.

Since healthcare client matters often extend beyond traditionally defined business and legal disciplines, McGuireWoods assembles teams of lawyers from the firm’s other key practice areas to develop and deliver targeted solutions and advice. The firm also draws on the resources of its full-service public affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting, to provide strategic communications and government relations services.



    Academic medical center

    Assist academic medical center to determine reimbursement and coverage for provider-based proton beam therapy services and developing corporate structure and organization in accordance with provider-based requirements.


    Academic medical center

    Assist an academic medical center-affiliated multiple-hospital system conduct a compliance audit of pathology laboratory services line and restructure to comply with billing rules fraud and abuse laws.



    Counsel hospital on provider-based status determination and attestation and compliance with Conditions of Participation for Hospitals with respect to development of a stand-alone emergency department.


    Nursing home/assisted living facility

    Serve as regulatory counsel in the acquisition of eleven nursing homes and four assisted living facilities involving analysis of Medicare and Medicaid change of ownership rules, and completion of required regulatory filings and approvals.


    Nonprofit hospital

    Assist nonprofit hospital in preparing physician service agreements for various service lines including cardiology, radiology, pathology, and anesthesiology and provide regulatory analysis of physician compensation arrangements under Stark, anti-kickback, and state fraud and abuse laws and tax-exempt laws.

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