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

Defense of Gastroenterologist - Hung Jury 5/29/2014
Defense Verdict on Behalf of Emergency Room Doctor 4/24/2014
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Internal Medicine Specialist and Specialty Medical Group - November 2013 11/7/2013
Summary Judgment Granted on Behalf of an Oral Surgeon - August 2013 8/26/2013
Defense Verdict for Internal Medicine Physician - May 2013 6/14/2013
Defense Verdict for Pathologist and Pathology Group - May 2013 5/31/2013
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Rheumatologist/Internist in Strep Bacteria Suit - April 2013 4/9/2013
Summary Judgment Motion Granted on Behalf of Infectious Disease Physician - December 2012 12/14/2012
Defense Verdict in Oral Surgery Case Involving Injured Lingual Nerve - October 2012 10/25/2012
Defense Verdict for General Surgeon in Malpractice Suit Alleging Negligent Bowel Repair - April 2012 4/24/2012
Summary Judgment Motion Granted on Behalf of Internal Medicine Physician - March 2012 3/21/2012
Defense Verdict for Otolaryngologist (ENT Surgeon) in Malpractice Suit alleging Negligent Tumor Surgery and Failure to Follow-up - December 2011 12/14/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Cardiologist in Defibrillator Case - December 2011 12/12/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Radiologist in Alleged Wrongful Death Case - August 2011 8/17/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Dentist in Alleged Malpractice and Battery Suit - June 2011 6/15/2011
Defense Verdict for Plastic Surgeon in Alleged Malpractice in Breast Augmentation Procedure - March 2011 3/10/2011
Defense Verdict for Plastic Surgeon in Alleged Lack of Informed Consent Case - February 2011 2/10/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Radiology Group and Radiologist in Alleged Medical Negligence Case - February 2011 2/8/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Ophthalmologist in Medical Malpractice Case - December 2010 12/15/2010
Defense Verdict for Physician in Anoxic Brain Injury Case - May 2010 6/3/2010

Attorney List

Michael I. Neil
Robert W. Frank
Clark R. Hudson
Stephen T. Sigler
David P. Burke
Jason E. Gallegos
Matthew R. Souther
Joanna R. Shippee
Kendra A. Anderson
Elizabeth A. Harris
Rachel A. Fisher
Phillip E. Stephan
Sarah L. Harty

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