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Murtha Cullina’s Physician practice has extensive experience advising physicians and physician groups. We are legal advisors and business counselors. We know that physicians are among the most highly regulated businesses in America today. We know the regulations that govern you. We know your business.

As a physician, you are faced with decisions requiring common business sense and a working knowledge of the vast regulatory scheme physicians must work within. To make your tasks easier, our attorneys can give you guidance in the following areas:


  • Anti-kickback
  • Medicare Billing
  • Medicare, RAC & Commercial Payor Audits
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • HIPAA, including HITECH
  • DPH – licensure and disciplinary matters
  • Certificates of Need - OHCA
  • Hospital Credentialing

Corporate / Contractual

  • Employment Agreements
  • Covenants Not-to-Compete
  • Buy-sell Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions of Practices
  • Operating Agreements or Bylaws
  • Physician / Hospital Networks
  • Joint Venture Arrangements (with private entities, other physicians and hospitals)
  • Formation of ASCs
  • Financing Transactions
  • Large Software Licenses
  • Cloud Hosting Agreements


  • Insurance Coverage Matters
  • Managed Care Contracting


  • Discrimination Matters
  • Hiring/firing Guidance
  • ADA
  • Immigration
  • Covenants Not-to-Compete

Employee Benefits

  • ERISA Plans
  • Non-qualified Plans
  • Health Insurance
  • Affordable Care Act
  • HIPAA, including HITECH

General Litigation

Real Estate

  • Leasing
  • Acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Financing