Jackson LLP’s attorneys provide healthcare clients with counsel on regulatory compliance issues involving Medicare and Medicaid requirements, medical records privacy and security, healthcare licensure, antitrust, fee-splitting, corporate practice of medicine, and fraud and abuse. Our corporate compliance planning services focus on offering healthcare clients streamlined policies and procedures to address the myriad of state and federal laws and regulations impacting their work.

Corporate compliance planning looks to minimize risk.

The goal of our corporate compliance plans for healthcare practices is to minimize and remedy compliance risks. Through close collaboration with our clients, Jackson LLP’s healthcare lawyers work to develop and regularly update corporate compliance programs that reflect best practices in the industry and are simple to implement and maintain. Our attorneys provide workforce and management training so all levels of your team are apprised of their responsibilities for overseeing and implementing your corporate compliance plan.

An eye toward worst-case scenarios.

Your corporate compliance plan prepares you for three of the worst-case scenarios for any practice: a lawsuit, a government audit, and a breach or violation.  A comprehensive corporate compliance plan for a healthcare entity typically includes a HIPAA policy and procedure manual, a compliance manual to reflect issues raised in an OIG audit, and an employee manual. Taken together, these documents address common compliance issues involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, state medical privacy requirements, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and profession-specific requirements.

Corporate compliance for healthcare entities also evaluates your contracts with business associates, contractors, employees, and referral sources. This evaluation seeks to identify any violations of self-referral, kickback, or fee-splitting prohibitions. If our attorneys identify relationships that may violate the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, your self-referral prohibitions, your third-party payor relationships, or your fee-splitting prohibitions, we will work to help you satisfy your business goals in a way that complies with this regulatory infrastructure.  Our goal is to streamline your practice operations while minimizing the risk of compliance violations, privacy breaches, or whistleblower lawsuits.

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