Healthcare providers and business owners rely on a wide range of insurance products: medical professional liability, physician regulatory liability, cyber liability, employee practice liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability, commercial umbrella liability, workers compensation, plus business-owners and personal policies.
At Jones & Keller, our healthcare lawyers assist providers and practices groups with all aspects of their insurance relationships, including coverage disputes or claims.
In addition, we represent healthcare insurers with their business, litigation and regulatory needs. We also represent individual healthcare insurance policyholders. Members of our healthcare practice work closely with the Dentists Professional Liability Trust of Colorado and the Colorado Dental Association.
Our team has a deep and broad history of handling insurance issues and is well versed in the numerous insurance issues healthcare providers face. The lawyers in our healthcare group have worked for insurance companies and individual healthcare providers in insurance disputes, both as lawyers and expert witnesses. One member served as the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Colorado, is frequently selected as an expert witness for plaintiffs or defendants in matters involving insurance coverage or bad faith and has taught healthcare systems at the University of Denver. Our healthcare practice also follows the emerging challenges within the healthcare industry through membership in the Colorado Group Insurance Association.
Sale, Merger or Dissolution of a Medical Practice
One of the most valuable assets a healthcare provider can build is a medical practice. Years of hard work create significant value in a medical practice. When it comes time to sell, merge or dissolve a medical, dental, physical therapy or other practice, it is essential to understand its true value and comply with any regulations specific to the healthcare industry.
At Jones & Keller, members of our healthcare practice assist with this process by reviewing managed care and other contracts and leases, assessing compliance with DEA requirements, protecting the privacy of medical records, assisting with patient notification and making sure that the transition does not violate the Stark or Anti-Kickback laws.
We also represent clients in disputes that result from the purchase, sale, merger or dissolution of a medical practice.
Healthcare Regulation Compliance
The healthcare industry is among the most regulated industries in the country. Healthcare providers must operate in compliance with a complex web of federal regulations -- like HIPAA, Stark and Anti-Kickback rules – and similar state rules.
At Jones & Keller, members of our healthcare practice work closely with providers to make sure that their operations comply with these regulations. HIPAA sets privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
If complaints are filed, our litigators stand ready to represent you with the appropriate federal or state agencies.
Antitrust is another area of regulatory law that affects the business of healthcare practitioners. As the healthcare industry becomes more competitive and new practice models appear, care must be taken to avoid and protect against anticompetitive behavior.
At Jones & Keller, members of the healthcare practice provide clients with advice and counseling on the antitrust implications of business activities such as pricing; dealing arrangements and distribution networks; joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions; and trade organizations. We also develop antitrust compliance plans.
For more information about how our Healthcare business lawyers can help you, contact Jones & Keller at (303) 573-1600.