With over 30 attorneys in Locke Lord’s health care practice, our firm assists clients in achieving their business objectives and enabling them to navigate the legal and regulatory complexities unique to the health care industry. We possess extensive experience in health care law and a significant record of success in representing health industry clients on transactional, regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and insurance matters. Locke Lord works closely with health industry clients on a variety of regulatory and legislative matters impacting their businesses, including the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 and the adoption of its implementing regulations. In 2012, our health care practice was recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers for Texas.
Our group’s corporate attorneys structure, negotiate, document and close health industry acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, we assist clients with complex health care regulatory challenges and compliance issues. Our trial lawyers have defended health industry clients in cutting edge and high-stakes legal challenges. To further serve our clients’ comprehensive needs, our health care practice group draws upon the firm’s experience in handling and resolving disputes involving complex corporate and insurance transactions, antitrust, compliance, e-commerce, labor and employment, employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property, technology, real estate, tax and class action issues.
Our health care practice group also has significant experience in handling health care related insurance and reimbursement issues. We work with insurers, HMOs, third party administrators, self-insured plans and Medicare Advantage plans to provide guidance and representation in all phases of licensing, approvals and regulatory compliance. We advise and assist on managed care contract negotiations and are regularly involved in network development and management issues for our clients. We also provide counsel regarding the application of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement guidelines and interpretations, particularly in new and rapidly evolving areas of medical practice and technology.
Perspectives: Leadership Council Profile
Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage are in Top Five Programs Responsible for Improper Payments: Government Encourages Preventative Payor Controls
NAIC Working Group Approves Report on Medical Loss Ratios
CMS Updates Requirements and Procedures for Reporting Security and Privacy Breaches
DOJ and FTC Issue New Horizontal Merger Guidelines
Snare of Privacy and Security Obligations Challenges Growing Healthcare Banking Industry
Stricter Scrunity, Reporting and Enforcement of Elder Abuse Is on Its Way Through Elder Justice Act
Will the CLASS Act Solve Our Long-term Care Crisis?
Federal enforcement becoming a bigger issue, legal expert says
Health System Reform: New Health Law Structured to Accelerate Expansion of Wellness, Prevention Programs
Health Care Program Compliance Guide
Health Lawyers Weekly: Recent Challenges To The Use Of “Usual, Customary And Reasonable” Medical Provider Charge Data For Price Reimbursement To Non-Contracted Medical Providers, And The Potential Implications For Payors And Providers
TMAA Presentation, September 29, 2006
Deciphering the Implications of HIPAA Compliances
33 Locke Lord Attorneys and 15 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2013 Rankings; 5 Attorneys on National List
Three Additional Locke Lord Partners Included in Chambers USA 2012 Rankings; 36 Attorneys and 15 Practice Areas Recognized
Locke Lord Chicago Partner Named to Ethisphere Institute's "Attorneys Who Matter" List
Locke Lord Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized for Excellence in Chambers USA 2011 Rankings
Texas Governor Appoints Locke Lord's Jennifer Rangel to Two-Year Term on Texas Health Services Authority
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Around the Nation Rank Among Top in Best Lawyers in America 2011
Nationally Recognized White Collar and Securities Litigator/Former U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins Joins Locke Lord to Head its White Collar Practice
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Expands National Health Care Focus with Relocation of Partner to DC Office
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell L.A. Partner Elected Chair of the National Bar Association’s Health Law Section
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2010
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