Wide-ranging transformation of the nation’s healthcare laws coupled with increasing cost, consolidation, and data privacy concerns, have resulted in potentially harmful trends impacting many in the healthcare sector. To effectively operate in this ever-changing environment, experienced legal and business counsel is needed to address complex regulatory, risk management, corporate, and operational matters.
Ranked Tier One in the United States in Healthcare Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Akerman's multidisciplinary Healthcare Practice Group crafts practical legal strategies designed to achieve our clients' unique business objectives. Led by lawyers who are Board Certified in Health Law, our team has deep industry knowledge gained from service as in-house counsel and senior executives at national health systems, biopharmaceutical companies, and state healthcare agencies. Many have also served as instructors of public health and health administration at leading university graduate programs.
We are highly regarded for our experience in complex corporate transactions in the middle market—including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures—on behalf of private equity funds and portfolio companies, life sciences and medical device manufacturers, hospitals and health systems, senior living and skilled nursing facilities, physician groups and ambulatory care centers, and other stakeholders. Our team is particularly adept at guiding multistate transactions efficiently through federal and state regulatory issues.
We also serve as counsel to four of the five largest health insurance/managed care organizations in the United States, and represent healthcare payor and provider clients in Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial compliance issues, federal and state licensing, and other matters. Our reimbursement team routinely handles Medicare and Medicaid audits and overpayments, having obtained multimillion dollar reductions on behalf of our clients. Members of our team also guide leading hospitals, health systems, and pharmacy groups through risk management, regulatory compliance, and complex litigation.