When it comes to the legal issues that face our nation’s academic medical centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and related entities, nothing is more valuable than experience, knowledge and trust. We handle complex issues for a wide variety of hospital clients; academic medical centers and related faculty practice plans; nonprofit, proprietary and religiously affiliated hospital chains; ASCs; regional integrated delivery systems; urban, suburban and rural community hospitals; and long-term care, rehabilitation, and children's and other specialty hospitals.
With respect to hospitals and academic medical centers, we understand the complicated inter-relationships that arise from medical staff status, employment status of physicians and faculty status as it pertains to academic medical centers. This knowledge has enabled us to help academic medical centers, hospitals and other entities develop integrated delivery systems and create efficiencies among various types of multi-provider organizations with respect to medical staff integration, credentialing, and information exchange. We have provided a broad range of advice on operational matters including billing compliance, managed care contracting and protection of the institution’s or practice plan’s tax-exempt status. We have assisted hospitals, academic medical centers and other related entities with complex acquisitions and divestitures. We have also helped draft and guide through the legislature, laws that enable state institutions to escape the restrictions of state procurement laws, and thus compete more effectively in the marketplace. Additionally, we have provided counsel in connection with reimbursement matters, fraud and abuse and compliance issues, and research grant compliance.
Regarding ASCs, Reed Smith provides guidance and solutions in a variety of contexts, including advocacy in contractual relations and joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; and compliance and regulatory counseling. We have handled syndications and resyndications of numerous ambulatory surgery centers, involving millions of dollars of capitalization from hospitals, physicians, and/or third-party owners throughout the country.