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Riker Danzig's Healthcare Group is involved in all aspects of the legal system that affect the planning, financing and delivery of healthcare by organizations and individuals. Our healthcare lawyers serve as counsel to physicians, physician groups, and facilities including surgery centers, imaging centers, hospitals, urgent care centers, addiction centers, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, hospices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other healthcare providers and suppliers. We handle legal and regulatory matters unique to the healthcare industry, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, federal and state tax matters, quality of care and biomedical ethical matters, physician contracting, medical staff credentialing and federal and state regulations governing hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Our healthcare lawyers represent hospitals and other providers in their applications for New Jersey Certificates of Need and subsequent changes in cost or scope of services for such certificates, as well as in licensing matters.

We provide counseling for corporate reorganizations, medical and professional staff issues, withholding of life support, refusal of treatment and informed consent issues, guardianship, medical records, corporate compliance plans, healthcare reimbursement matters, intellectual property and research and development issues, fraud and abuse and other Medicare issues, as well as for hospital construction, financing and bond matters. Our healthcare lawyers assist hospitals in business arrangements and joint ventures, mergers, consolidations, asset sales and acquisitions, with special attention given to ensure compliance with federal tax laws, "fraud and abuse" concerns, antitrust laws and financial covenants contained in bond indentures and other financing documents.

Our healthcare lawyers are engaged in ongoing analyses of state and federal regulatory trends and proposed legislation. We are prepared to advise our clients on reviews for compliance with health planning, licensure, public health, government grant and contract requirements and financing techniques. We can provide advice regarding labor and employment, as well as real estate and employee benefit issues, and commercial contracting. We also serve as counsel in state and federal administrative appeals and civil court litigation.

The expertise of our healthcare lawyers, coupled with the Firm's broad range of capabilities in related practice areas, brings great depth of service to the individual concerns of our healthcare clients.

We have provided general and special counsel services to a variety of facilities in New Jersey. These include Wayne Surgical Center, Greenbrook Urgent Care Center, American Addiction Centers, The Valley Hospital, and Solaris Health System. Our attorneys have also served as special counsel at RWJ Barnabas Health System and Hackensack Meridian Health System.

Riker Danzig counsels healthcare facilities and physicians on the development of business ventures, including structuring the financial and tax aspects of partnership and shareholder agreements. Our healthcare attorneys provide specific legal services on the interpretation of federal tax laws and regulations, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse laws, Medicare regulations and antitrust laws and regulations as they relate to specific hospital or physician practices or joint venture activities.

In today's diverse healthcare environment, Riker Danzig has provided a full range of legal services to such health-related ancillary organizations as home healthcare agencies, assisted living facilities, chronic hemo-dialysis facilities, free-standing ambulatory care facilities, ambulance companies, durable medical equipment suppliers, HMOs, PPOs and MSOs.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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