Health Law Attorneys Serving Houston and All of Texas
Health care entities live in an increasingly challenging legal environment. From setting up a practice to complying with the Stark Law and fraud and abuse laws, federal regulations grow more complex each year. Health care organizations of all sizes need to ensure that they are complying with health care regulations in every aspect of their business. We can help.
The attorneys at Kerr, Hendershot & Cannon, P.C., have extensive experience advising, consulting, and representing health care facilities in a wide range of legal needs. We are based in Houston and serve businesses throughout Texas and nationwide.
Whether you need advice on regulatory compliance or issues such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark (the self-referral law) or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations, contact us online or call 866-398-1856 or 713-893-1668 to speak with an experienced health law attorney in Houston, Texas.
Addressing Your Health Law Concerns
Any health care entity can benefit from preventing and mitigating potential issues. We counsel 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.
We help these professionals manage a variety of medical legal issues, including:
- Fraud and abuse
- Medical Board hearings
- Medical compliance
- Peer review and licensure hearings
- Credentialing matters
- Corporate practice of medicine doctrine
- Nursing Board issues
- Third-party payors
- Illegal remuneration law issues
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 nonsolicitation 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, MRIs 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/consult you about:
- 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 Consultant Team
Contact us online or call 866-398-1856 or 713-893-1668 to speak with a member of our health care legal services team. To serve you better, we have offices in Houston and are available by appointment at our offices in Austin, Sugar Land, Corpus Christi and the Galveston area, Texas.