Physician Relations/Medical Staff Development
Our representation includes the development of medical staff bylaws, credentialing plans and medical staff development plans and representation of managed care entities and hospital systems related to selection and rejection of providers. We have also represented hospitals in medical staff bylaw disputes and have assisted individual physicians in peer review hearings. We understand the critical need for positive and honest relationships between the medical staff and hospital.
We have represented numerous physician groups in structuring their relationships with hospitals and each other. Members of our firm have developed joint ventures between physician groups for joint management and billing services, merged various physician groups, structured physician employment arrangements and represented physicians in front of state and federal regulatory agencies.
Board Education Issues
Members of our firm have advised hospital board members regarding their fiduciary obligations, including conflicts of interest, Sarbanes-Oxley issues as applicable, liability concerns, charitable trust law, compliance with Section 501(c)(3) and Intermediate Sanction requirements and satisfying criteria for maintaining state real estate and sales tax exemptions. We have conducted investigations regarding potential conflicts of interest at the request of the Boards of Trustees.