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Health Care—Corporate Transactions
In today’s healthcare business and regulatory environment, we understand that health care organizations and transactions are not “just like any other business matter.” Organizational business formats and healthcare transactions must be compliant with an intricate array of state and federal laws such as HIPAA, special tax exemption requirements, bond financing, Stark I, II and III, and others. Many face special licensing issues. Increasingly yesterday’s transaction may not be as rewarding today, or may be subject to new or changed regulatory requirement that requires dissolution or restructuring.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s health care corporate attorneys have the knowledge and experience to structure organizations and their transactions to be flexible and enduring. We have a multi-disciplinary team of corporate attorneys who also possess a clear understanding of the complexities of the health care industry. We regularly assist clients to create and develop business entities, and also handle transactions between health care providers.

Why Choose Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek?

1.  Multi-Disciplinary Team

Our corporate and transactional health care attorneys possess extensive experience in a wide range of corporate law, including merger, acquisition, divestiture and reorganization transactions. Our colleagues with experience in the fields of tax law, securities law, corporate finance and healthcare reimbursement work with the unique elements required by clients providing a full range of health care goods and services.

2.  We Speak the Languages of Health Care

The health care industry is not only an alphabet soup of acronyms (HMOs, IPAs, TPAs, MCOs and so forth), but has a language of its own. Our health care attorneys speak the languages of health care, and the unique dialects of each kind of provider. Our health care clients expect us to know their industry and its terminology, and we do.

3.  We Understand the Quality/Cost Equation

We know the pressures our health care clients feel to produce high quality outcomes while simultaneously working to lower the costs of achieving those results. We approach our engagements for health care clients with the same commitment: to leverage our extensive investment in people and technology in the same way that our health care clients approach the challenge of responding to the increasingly consumer-driven health care initiatives.

Types of Clients Served...

  • Physician Groups
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Providers
  • Health Insurers
  • Information Technology Start-Ups
  • Medical Management and Billing Companies
  • Third Party Administrators

...and how we serve them

Our corporate and transactional attorneys listen and learn about our health care clients’ business undertakings in seeking to counsel and assist in order to minimize risk and improve rewards. In formulating business organizational formats and transaction components, we assist the clients’ choice process while addressing the regulatory, liability exposure and related elements of the business arrangements. See below for our list of representative engagements in these areas.

Corporate Issues Facing Our Health Care Clients
  • Economic and competitive pressures creating mergers, acquisitions and affiliations between health care providers

  • Transactions must be compliant with a vast array of federal and state laws

  • Payment arrangements with government and private payment sources

Representative Engagements

  • Establishment of physician-owned joint ventures to own and operate ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Negotiation of physician participation in joint venture transactions with hospital systems.
  • Affiliation of several independent hospitals with hospital systems.
  • Representation of a health insurance start-up company in structuring its ownership and financing, and obtaining the required regulatory approval to commence business.
  • Establishment of a non-profit foundation organized with a mission to promote strategic clinical integration of its members.
  • Working with start-up health care providers to obtain equity financing.
  • Advising health care providers on the antitrust implications of negotiating managed care agreements.
  • Establishment and ongoing representation of Wisconsin’s first Regional Health Information Organization.
  • Representation of both public sector (cities and counties) and private sector (hospitals and nursing homes) in privatization transactions.
  • Creation of clinically integrated medical practices through common electronic medical records and patient data warehouses.
  • Routinely advise medical groups regarding professional building ownership and lease arrangements.
  • Purchase and sale of numerous community-based residential facilities.
  • Establishment, purchase, merger and sale of numerous independent medical practices.

Attorneys

Paralegals

Teresa A. Noeske Enrolled Agent Madison tnoeske@whdlaw.com