Complex, interlocking health care laws and regulations can put a chokehold on business progress. Winston & Strawn’s integrated health care team works with you to cut through confusion and set your business free. By bringing together attorneys from fields including government relations, litigation, antitrust, finance, labor and employment, employee benefits, and other areas, we provide a streamlined, coordinated approach to problem-solving across the entire spectrum of health care issues, including fraud and abuse, HIPAA and other privacy laws, certificate of need issues, insurance coverage, compliance plans, patient transfers, disciplinary hearings, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, privileges and physician recruitment, provider tax exemptions and tax requirements, and legislative efforts
Winston attorneys have served as general, litigation, and special counsel to a wide variety of health care entities, including:
- public, private, and religious multi-hospital systems and individual hospitals
lithotripsy companies, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, clinical laboratories, and virtually every type of outpatient provider
- nursing homes, long-term care facilities, life care organizations, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
- home health agencies, durable medical equipment suppliers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy networks, disease management companies, and e-health and telemedicine providers
- professional organizations and associations
- governmental bodies
- professional primary care and multispecialty practice groups
- individual practitioners
With a solid understanding of the health care industry, we represent financial institutions, including investment banks, equity investors, investment advisors, venture capital firms, and national banking and lending institutions in health care transactions and financing. A significant portion of our practice is representing investment banks as special health care regulatory counsel in IPOs and other equity offerings and debt financing. We also advise private equity firms and lenders regarding health care regulatory matters involved in their investment and financing of health care entities.
"Winston & Strawn LLP’s Washington DC healthcare team is recommended first and foremost on the strength of its investigations and litigation capability…"
- Legal 500, USA, 2011
We regularly counsel clients on a broad spectrum of issues, including fraud and abuse issues, HIPAA and other privacy laws, certificate of need issues, insurance coverage, health care-related litigation, health care-related transactions, compliance plans, health care financing, patient transfers, labor issues, disciplinary hearings, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, risk management, general liability, privileges and physician recruitment, provider tax exemptions and tax requirements, employee relations and discrimination, union avoidance and union negotiations, antitrust compliance, and lobbying on health care issues. Using our broad knowledge of health care law, we structure health care transactions and represent health care entities in other corporate matters. In addition, we frequently restructure health care entities in bankruptcy.