Akerman has substantial experience in representing parties in state and federal regulatory matters, including state licensing, Medicare and Medicaid certification and reimbursement, and in all aspects of compliance with federal and state statutes, including the anti-kickback statutes, false claims acts, the self-referral rules and safe harbors, and all issues related to HIPAA compliance.
We advise hospitals, physicians, physician practices, pharmacists, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, health insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, third party administrators, and other healthcare "payors". Our lawyers also provide counsel to clients facing administrative action, complaints, and licensure disciplinary proceedings.
|Leading healthcare regulatory practice, representing clients in state and federal regulatory matters, state licensing, and Medicare and Medicaid certification and reimbursement and interaction between Florida and federal health care requirements|
|Defends clients facing enforcement actions by state and federal agencies as well as other governmental bodies|
|Represent the leading hospitals and health systems in Florida, counseling clients on risk management and regulatory compliance|
|Represent many of the leading health insurers and HMOs with licensure, acquisition, and compliance issues|
|Represent pharmacy chains and online pharmacies in a variety of laws and regulations including HIPAA, antikickback, Controlled Substances Act, and the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act|
|Fraud and abuse team with significant experience successfully defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act, antikickback, and qui tam investigations|
|Represent parties facing administrative action, complaints, and licensure disciplinary proceedings|
"Akerman represents physicians, pharmacy companies and other healthcare bodies in a range of regulatory and litigation concerns." (Chambers USA)
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category|
|Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005|
|The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida|
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