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Reed Smith's international reputation in health care law stems from a practice – established nearly 40 years ago – that is dedicated to the distinct nature of the health care industry.  Nearly 200 of the firm's attorneys include health care and life sciences law in their practice, and approximately 40 firm lawyers practice health care law full time. Our health care group is consistently ranked by the American Health Lawyers Association  (AHLA) as one of the top 10 law firms in the health care industry. 

Reed Smith represents virtually every type of entity operating in or related to the health care industry, including: academic medical centers (AMCs), ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), biotechnology companies, device manufacturers, diagnostic companies (such as IDTFs), distributors, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), home health agencies, hospitals, hospices, information technology companies, insurance companies, investment companies (including private equity firms, investment banks, and other financial entities), pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, physician groups, rehabilitation facilities (including CORFs, ORFs, IRFs, and PTIPs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialty hospitals (including cardiac surgery centers), and trade associations. 

Members of our multidisciplinary Health Care Group are knowledgeable in areas such as:

  • Academic Medical Centers, Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • FDA Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Care Antitrust
  • Health Care Certification, Accreditation and Licensure
  • Health Care Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Care Government Investigations
  • Health Care Regulatory and Legislative Support
  • Health Care Reimbursement:  Coverage, Coding and Payment
  • Health Care Transactions
  • HIPAA and Health Privacy Laws
  • Long Term Care
  • Managed Care

In addition to this broad substantive experience, attorneys in Reed Smith’s Health Care Group have diverse backgrounds, with experience in both government services and industry.  Importantly, many attorneys have served in senior positions with government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Justice. The Health Care Group also includes a number of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who served in positions across the country. Numerous Group members also have in-house experience in a variety of settings. We have attorneys with a clinical background, including two registered nurses. Finally, the Health Care Group also includes three former Presidents of the AHLA.

Reed Smith attorneys and other professionals welcome the opportunity to assist clients in the health care industry in their efforts to creatively and successfully meet the challenges posed by an ever-changing regulatory landscape. We believe our experience, diversity, and comprehensive understanding of the health care delivery system make Reed Smith unique in its ability to effectively serve clients in the health care industry.