Health Care

We guide clients through the opportunities and challenges of the health care marketplace.

For nearly half a century, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP has maintained an active and extensive health care practice. Familiar with all aspects of the industry, we work as a team to not only advise clients on matters as they arise, but also to help them proactively identify opportunities and avoid potential problems.

We are keenly aware of the strategic interdependence of health care providers, practitioners, and payors. Our extensive experience in representing diverse health care clients helps us understand, anticipate, and respond to strategic concerns posed by a constantly changing regulatory and business environment. Equally important is our ability to give clients—whether leading institutions in their communities or individual practitioners—the tools they need to ensure that their day-to-day operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Clients benefit from our knowledge and experience, as well as our willingness to work with in-house personnel and counsel to meet objectives without constant lawyer involvement.

Our Clients

  • Hospitals, health systems, and multihospital networks
  • Physicians and physician groups
  • Academic medical centers and research hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Medical transportation companies
  • Imaging and other diagnostic facilities
  • Dialysis and radiation therapy facilities
  • Nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Pharmacies and medical equipment suppliers
  • Concierge medical practices
  • Tissue banks and cancer treatment centers
  • Billing companies

Our Services

  • Strategic advice and counsel
  • Service as outside general counsel
  • Governance advice
  • Tax exemption issues, including maintenance of 501(c)(3) status and tax-exempt financing
  • Fraud and abuse, self-referral, and false claims issues
  • Licensure, accreditation, certification, change of ownership, and certificate of need issues
  • Medical staff matters, including medical staff bylaws reviews and hearings
  • Employment law
  • Compliance programs, including health care providers and health plans
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and enrollment
  • Payor contracting and provider network design
  • Operational issues, including quality assurance and risk management
  • HIPAA program reviews, breach investigations/reporting and response
  • Health care litigation
  • Acquisitions, affiliations, and general corporate matters
  • Internal and external investigations, audits, and monitoring
  • Assistance with Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA)
  • Drafting and review of contracts, letters of intent, employment agreements, and other arrangements