Healthcare

Haynes and Boone’s Healthcare Practice helps clients navigate the highly-regulated healthcare industry while balancing the clinical and economic interests so vital to the success of our healthcare clients. Practice members have diverse backgrounds in transactional, regulatory, tax, finance, operational, clinical, litigation, and enforcement areas to offer clients services tailored to their specific needs. Our distinctive collaborative culture allows us to leverage our attorneys’ collective skills and to create innovative solutions to meet our clients’ challenges.

We regularly advise clients regarding anti-kickback, self-referral/Stark, related state laws and the mitigation of potential enforcement actions in the event of noncompliance. Our attorneys have significant experience advising clients on repayment and disclosure options and protocols, conducting internal investigations, as well as developing compliance programs. We understand the government’s renewed interest in audits and the heightened risks related to these ongoing and future initiatives. Our lawyers recognize the value of early detection and claims prevention and understand the importance of compliance programs.

We also advise on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, licensing rules, accreditation rules and professional board rules and regulations. Our attorneys have a keen awareness and understanding of the regulatory, business planning and tax matters that are so critical to the proper structuring of a healthcare transaction. We regularly advise clients on new and existing financial relationships and entity formation, using a broad array of specialty attorneys to ensure healthcare transactions are both advantageous and legally compliant. We have experience working with a variety of individuals and entity types, including hospitals, hospice and home health companies, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care clinics, physicians and other healthcare-industry companies.

Growth

Bill Morrison

Returning Partner Bill Morrison to Co-Lead Haynes and Boone’s National Healthcare Practice

After serving as assistant general counsel at one of the nation’s largest public healthcare companies, George “Bill” Morrison is returning to Haynes and Boone, where he was a former partner, to lead the firm’s growing healthcare practice.

Year in Review

False Claims Act: Year in Review

The False Claims Act Year in Review 2018

The False Claims Act continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2018. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare Hazards Involving Medical Records During Bankruptcy

Companies in the healthcare industry face many unique challenges when undergoing a bankruptcy, including challenges arising due to the federal and state law framework governing the use and disclosure of medical information. Read about the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcement that it had reached a settlement with the receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc., a medical record storage and transportation company, resolving claims against Filefax for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. 

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