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Increased demand for cost effective health care continues to drive consolidation in the industry. We deliver innovative solutions, add value and close the deal.
Whether it takes the form of a merger, acquisition, joint venture or other similar transaction, our multidisciplinary resources clear the regulatory hurdles, including corporate practice of medicine prohibitions, Medicare and Medicaid issues, HIPAA, Stark Laws and anti-kickback compliance.
We represent clients on all sides of health care M&A transactions, often working beyond the terms of the actual acquisition and post-closing matters. We solve general labor and employment issues; develop plans for hiring and retaining employees; create compensation plans; and review anti-kickback and self-referral issues, employee handbooks and policies.
We develop structures to ensure flexibility and independence for health care providers who participate in joint ventures. We focus on all health-related business transactions, including hospital/physician joint ventures, establishment of retail health clinics and medi-spas and development and structuring of ancillary service providers, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
We advise physicians on the formation and operation of professional practice groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), physician/hospital organizations (PHOs) and management service organizations (MSOs). We also negotiate and enforce contracts with managed care organizations and PPM companies.
We minimize risk and maximize potential for investments in health care and related industries. We fully represent middle-market institutional investors as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
We address the tax issues that arise in health care businesses, from the day-to-day operation to transactions, including tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, acquisitions and dispositions, installment, sales, recapitalizations, joint ventures and international transactions.
We regularly prepare and handle filings under Hart-Scott-Rodino laws to avoid litigation and governmental challenge of transactions and successfully represent a number of provider networks under FTC investigations.
We create effective debt restructuring and workout plans that address the specific needs, history and role in the community of health care entities considering reorganization or seeking to maximize value and reduce exposure in a bankruptcy case.
Modern Healthcare | August 22, 2017
Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted in this article about how many not-for-profit health care providers are joining larger health care systems as a result of rising costs to operate as independent hospitals.
Trustee | June 30, 2017
Chicago public finance partner Thomas Fahey authored this column about how nonprofit community hospital board members should consider duty of care and duty of loyalty to guide decisions regarding joining larger health systems.
The Deal | December 20, 2016
This article is about private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP ‘s recent investment in Professional Physical Therapy, a provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation services. Long Island health care partner Michele Masucci and associate JoAnna Nicholson are noted as representing Professional Physical Therapy.
The Deal | March 25, 2015
Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.
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