Health & Medical Law

Houston, Texas, Health Law Attorneys

Members of our firm have extensive experience representing physicians, dentists, nurses, medical practices, medical groups, hospitals, durable medical equipment (DME) entities, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), free standing emergency centers, pharmacies, independent diagnostic testing facilities and other health care entities to meet a wide range of legal needs.

Addressing Your Health Law Concerns

Whether you need advice on regulatory compliance or issues such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark (the self-referral law) or HIPAA regulations, contact us online or call 866-398-1856 to speak with an experienced Houston health law attorney at Kerr, Hendershot & Cannon, P.C. We help clients nationwide and locally, including Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend, Sugar Land, Galveston.

We help health care professionals with a variety of medical legal issues, including:

Physician Recruitment Agreements and Physician Employment Agreements

We draft and review physician recruitment agreements that help hospitals and physicians develop productive relationships that are in compliance with Stark and fraud abuse prohibitions. We draft and review physician employment agreements and advise clients on the impact of compensation agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements and non-solicitation agreements.

Our goal is to create a means for our clients to accommodate growth in their practices or to replace retiring physicians. We also negotiate agreements to promote successful physician practices. We have extensive experience in establishing unique compensation plans, buy-in arrangements, bonus structures, exit strategies and buy-out formulas.

High-Tech Medical Equipment: Joint Ventures and Purchase Agreements

We assist physicians, hospitals, clinics and medical groups engaged in joint ventures to purchase and put into use high-tech equipment such as CT, CVCT, gamma knives, MRI's and ultrasounds. We assist and advise our health care clients in all aspects of the process of preparing joint venture agreements from syndication documents to negotiating purchase agreements, lease agreements and management agreements. We advise clients on the implications of Stark and fraud and abuse laws and other health care regulations.

Kerr, Hendershot & Cannon, P.C., provides extensive services to clients in structuring and establishing medical practices and other health care-related entities in compliance with laws and regulations. Our lawyers can advise you about:

  • Licensure
  • Corporate compliance
  • Medicare and Medicaid payment issues
  • Managed care transactions
  • Management agreements
  • HIPAA, medical records, patient confidentiality
  • Collections from insurance companies
  • Billing issues
  • Pharmaceutical issues
  • Tax exemption
  • Employment issues
  • Independent diagnostic testing facilities

Whether obtaining medical licenses and certifications or representing our clients through a license investigation, our firm has the experience to achieve the desired results. We are devoted to maintaining positive relationships with these licensing and certifying agencies and remaining knowledgeable about their requirements, deadlines and the length of processing times.

Call Our Health Care Legal Services Team

Contact us online or call 866-398-1856 to speak with a member of our health care legal services team. To serve you better, we offer office locations in Houston and are available by appointment at our offices in Corpus Christi, Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas.