Practice Areas

Healthcare

Background

In today's dynamic health care environment the excessive competition and increasing regulatory complexity can mean more time and effort spent away from patients. Health care providers must pay additional attention to ensure efficient delivery of health care services - without sacrificing quality or compliance. The attorneys at Neil Dymott appreciate the unique issues faced by the health care industry and emphasize preventive measures to help our clients reduce the risk of litigation.

Representative clients include independent practice associations, physician groups, nursing homes, provider organizations such as hospitals, HMO’s, health care organizations and individual providers including, physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, chiropractors and health care staff.
 
Neil Dymott attorneys also devote a substantial portion of their practice to health law issues. We constantly monitor government regulations, legislation and trends to provide the following consulting services to our clients:
 

Health Law Litigation

Peer review, medical staff credentialing, medical practice ownership disputes, physician discipline before the Board of Medical Examiners, physician referral laws, provider-payor managed care disputes, Medicare/Medicaid regulation disputes, employer-sponsored plan coverage disputes.
 

Healthcare Entity Formation & Management

Sales/purchase contracts, leases, license agreements, strategic planning, LLCs, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, buy-in and buy-out agreements, business contracts and equipment leases.
 

Healthcare Regulations

Fraud and abuse compliance and investigations, accreditation, compliance with Medicare and Medicaid laws, Patient’s rights, EMTALA policies and compliance, physician and hospital reimbursement and payment issues, licensure, health and safety precautions.
 

Employment

Recruitment agreements, medical director agreements, employment termination advice and litigation, OSHA compliance, ERISA, union organizing response advice and Employee Benefits.

 

Health Plans

Development of self-insured health benefit networks, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance and HMOs.
 

Compliance

Board policies and procedures, forensic review of payment practices, voluntary returns of overpayments, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) analysis and implementation, ethics committees and risk management.
 

Managed Care

Provider contracts, provider network compliance and development of provider networks for managed care organizations.

For more information about our healthcare practice, please see our list of attorneys in this practice area.

Recent Success

Summary Judgment Granted for Surgeon who Emergently Repaired a Perforated Esophagus 8/17/2017
Successful Defense of Oral Surgeon 2/17/2017
Successful Defense Of Orthopedic Surgeon Against Claims Total Hip Replacement Surgery Caused Sciatic Nerve Injury 2/16/2017
Successful Defense Of Urogynecologist Against Claims Suburethral Sling Surgery Caused Nerve Injury 2/16/2017
Clark Hudson Successfully Defends Medical Clinic, Physician and Nurse Practitioner in Malpractice Suit 6/9/2016
Successful Defense of Oral Surgeon Against Claims Wisdom Tooth Extraction Caused Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection 5/15/2016
Jury Disagrees With Plaintiff’s Allegation Electrophysiologist Placed Unnecessary Pacemaker 3/21/2016
Defense Verdict for Orthopedic Surgeon in Under an Hour 5/5/2015
California Nursing Board Dismisses Complaint Against Nurse Practitioner 4/28/2015
Unopposed Motion for Summary Judgment Can Forfeit Rights on Appeal 2/27/2015
Negligence Per Se Does Not Create a Presumption of No Triable Issues on Summary Judgment 2/24/2015
Summary Judgment Granted for Cosmetic Laser Clinic and the Physician and Nurse Who Provided IPL Laser Treatment 2/5/2015
Robert Frank Saves Family Practitioner's License 2/3/2015
Successful Defense of Registered Dental Assistant Against Claims by California Dental Board 1/27/2015
Neil Dymott Shareholder Robert W. Frank Successfully Defends Physicians Against Salacious Allegations 1/16/2015
Summary Judgment Granted on Behalf of Local Surgeon Who Performed Innovative Stem Cell Study 1/13/2015
Successful Dismissal of Emergency Room Physician by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 8/25/2014
Successful Demurrer Leads to Dismissal of Ten Cause of Action Civil Rights/Employment Law Claim 7/8/2014
Defense of Gastroenterologist - Hung Jury 5/29/2014
Defense Verdict on Behalf of Emergency Room Doctor 4/24/2014

Attorney List

Michael I. Neil
Robert W. Frank
Clark R. Hudson
Stephen T. Sigler
David P. Burke
Joanna R. Shippee
Jason E. Gallegos
Matthew R. Souther
Kendra A. Anderson
Christine Y. Dixon
Elizabeth A. Harris
Danielle A. Eisner

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