Murtha Cullina’s Health Care practice is one of the most respected leaders in the field of health care law in Connecticut, the broader New England region and the U.S.
In tune with the health care marketplace and the opportunities and challenges it presents, our lawyers draw upon the long-lasting relationships they have built with state and federal regulators and their deep experience navigating the complex regulatory, operational and business environment to deliver top-tier representation to clients that include community and specialty hospitals, medical centers, health systems and managed care/integrated delivery systems, long-term care providers, home health care providers, physician groups, social service providers, clinics, dental practices, physical therapy providers and chiropractors.
Our health care lawyers serve as strategic advisors to clients, acting as true partners in the success of their businesses by collaborating on strategies that advance their unique goals. By applying an interdisciplinary approach, which draws upon our lawyers’ insight and knowledge of various areas of the law, we provide health care institutions and providers with a holistic array of services. In addition to the areas covered below, the firm assists clients with joint ventures, Stark and anti-kickback regulations, real estate sales, purchases and leases, licensing, risk management and allocation, environmental and energy issues, day-to-day operations, data breaches and quality control, including Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) requirements.
Members of our Health Care practice are regularly invited to speak at state and national conferences hosted by health care organizations and have authored numerous articles published by the American Health Law Association and in publications for health care providers. As testament to Murtha’s prominence in the health care field, several of the practice’s lawyers have served as board members, section leaders and committee chairs for associations of health care lawyers, practitioners and providers.
Areas of Focus
- Certificate of Need (CON) Authorization
- Continuing Care Facilities
- Corporate Reorganization
- Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA)
- Environmental & Energy Issues
- HIPAA & HITECH Act Privacy & Security Compliance
- Health Care Law
- Health Care Litigation
- Home Health Care
- Labor Relations & Employment Law (Workplace Issues, Employee Benefits, Policies & Procedures)
- Managed Care/Integrated Delivery Systems (PHOs, MSOs, IPAs, Hospital Networks and Fully Integrated Physician Groups)
- Medical Staff Issues
- Medicare and Medicaid (Regulatory Compliance, Billing, Audit and Reimbursement Fraud and Abuse)
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Patient Care / Licensure / Risk Management
- Physicians & Physician Groups
- Specialized Financing
- Tax-Exempt & Nonprofit Entities