Our Health Care Law Department represents providers, health systems, governmental entities, and other allied health care businesses in connection with a broad spectrum of transactional and regulatory matters.Print to PDF
The evolving legal challenges facing today’s highly regulated health care industry emphasize the increasing need for skilled, versatile attorneys who understand the detailed and complex issues facing providers, health systems, groups, and organizations within the health care community.
Obermayer’s health care law attorneys represent physicians and physician practices, including many large group specialty and multi-specialty practices in connection with all matters impacting their practices. The industry recognizes Obermayer for our comprehensive services and work on physician and healthcare delivery issues. These include:
We provide guidance and advice to clients on cutting edge trends in the health care industry. Our Health Care Law Department founded and contributes regularly to the Obermayer’s Health Law Gurus© blog, which discusses new developments in health law, health care reform, privacy issues, technology, and regulatory compliance matters. Through the blog we provide access to news, commentary, and insight from leaders in the health care community.
Obermayer is a leader in representing physicians and physician group practices in all aspects of health care issues; including practice structure and governance, compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, contracting, internal practice issues, integration transactions with health systems, equity firms, and other practice groups.
Obermayer is a recognized leader in the area of behavioral health and has over 22 years experience in providing legal and strategic guidance the behavioral health field. Our firm is widely-known for its representation of Pennsylvania counties in the Commonwealth’s HealthChoices Behavioral Health Program, which is a managed care program in which counties serve as the Primary Contractor for the provision of behavioral health care in their counties. We have substantial experience in the statutory, contractual, and regulatory aspects of the Commonwealth’s statewide Medicaid managed care behavioral health program, for which one-fourth of the state’s population is eligible. Active with this HealthChoices Program since its inception in 1996, our team has developed several of the Program’s components for counties and behavioral health managed care subcontractors. These include complex risk contracts, managed care delivery system contracts, as well as guidance on the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations regarding the Program.
The firm’s health care law attorneys are experienced with compliance matters pertaining to state privacy laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (“HITECH”), and their implementing regulations. In this age of modern technology, the attorney at health care law department provide the clients with legal advice and guidance regarding protected health information (PHI), privacy and security risks, the requirements for business associates agreements, requirements for risk analyses, and the implementation of programs to help our clients comply with federal and state privacy laws and regulations. The Health Care Department attorneys have developed and presented training programs on HIPAA and state privacy laws to providers, county agencies, and continuing education programs.