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BSW is a strong voice in public policy matters involving state and federal regulatory and legislative bodies. Not only that, our healthcare group assists healthcare providers from the smallest physician practice to large hospital systems with Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues; federal and state regulatory issues; negotiating acquisitions, mergers, licensing and managed care arrangements; and, when necessary, litigating healthcare disputes, antitrust issues and medical malpractice cases of every kind. Our law practice includes experienced lawyers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including a registered nurse.

The Firm is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading firm in the area of Healthcare.

Background and Experience

  • Antitrust Issues 
  • Business Litigation 
  • Collection Suits 
  • Compliance 
  • Contractual issues including formation of provider groups and delivery systems, billings and collections, administration, staff agreements, outsourcing, employment, insurance, buying and selling real estate, or leasing space and equipment 
  • Credentialing and Peer Review 
  • EMTALA (including duty to treat requirements) 
  • False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam actions 
  • Federal and State Anti-Kickback Statutes and regulations 
  • Formation of managed care relationships, professional associations, and many for-profit and non-profit entities 
  • Fraud and Abuse 
  • HCQIA 
  • Healthcare financing through venture capital, tax-exempt bonds, private placements, credit facilities and public offerings 
  • HIPAA Compliance 
  • Insurance Defense 
  • Licensure Accreditation 
  • Litigation 
  • Mental Health 
  • Medicaid Supplemental Payments and Upper Payment Limit Reimbursement 
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation 
  • Medical Records Law 
  • Medicare and Medicaid Administration 
  • Medicare and Medicaid participation and compliance 
  • Medicare Reimbursement 
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Joint Ventures 
  • Non-Profit Hospital Conversion 
  • Privacy and Security Requirements 
  • Public Policy 
  • Real Estate 
  • Regulatory 
  • Stark Law Issues 
  • State Licensing Regulations 
  • State Self-Referral Prohibitions 
  • Telemedicine
  • Provider Types
    • Ambulance Providers
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Assisted Living Facilities
    • Behavioral Health Centers
    • Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
    • Diagnostic Imaging Facilities
    • FQHC—Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Healthcare Management Companies
    • Healthcare Trade Associations
    • HMO—Health Maintenance Organization
    • Home Health Agencies
    • Hospices
    • Hospital Systems
    • Hospitals—Not-For Profit and For Profit
    • Hospitals—Physician-Owned
    • IDTF—Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility
    • IPA—Independent Physician Association
    • LTACH—Long Term Acute Care Hospitals
    • Medical Staffs
    • Nursing Homes
    • Outpatient Clinics
    • Pharmacies
    • Physical Therapy Providers
    • Physician Group Practices
    • PPO—Preferred Provider Organization
    • Psychiatric Hospitals
    • Rehab Centers 

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