Florida Healthcare Labor & Employment Lawyer
Employers in the healthcare industry must deal with a full range of labor and employment issues, just like any employer. However, for the healthcare industry, it goes further. Healthcare Reform places new requirements on the industry, including the management of employees. Complying with the new laws in addition to state and federal labor and employment rules and regulations can pose many challenges. Our Florida healthcare labor & employment lawyers can help with complicated situations. Our regulatory lawyers in Palm Beach County provide legal advice to help employers meet these requirements. Some areas of concern include:
- HIPAA Rules
- Provider Disciplinary Actions
- Insurance Contracts
- Board of Medicine Regulations(1)
- Administrative Actions
- Healthcare Provider Contracts
- Stark Law
- State and Federal Anti-Kickback Statutes
- Self-Referral Law
- Business and Ancillary Business Relationships
- Medical Director Agreements
- Physician Relocation and Recruitment Agreements
- Management Services Agreements
- Home Health Issues
- AHCA Issues
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Physician-Owned Business Arrangements
- Non-Physician-Owned Business Arrangement
- Florida Healthcare Clinic Act
- EMR Reimbursement
- Navigating the Requirements Under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)(2)
- Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
- Service Agreements
Rapidly Evolving Healthcare Laws
In addition, new standards in healthcare law will require new procedures and policies. Healthcare professionals must maintain patient data in a manner that complies with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).(3) Recently-passed healthcare reform laws such as PPACA impose new requirements, especially for providers caring for patients under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The new programs are scheduled for full implementation by 2014. However, these new healthcare regulations are being challenged in the courts, particularly in the state of Florida. Because of the controversy, healthcare professionals should begin implementing new procedures with the understanding they may become unnecessary if healthcare reform is repealed. Our regulatory lawyers will help keep you up to date regarding the latest healthcare reform laws.
Employment and Healthcare
If you are a healthcare provider in Palm Beach County, you might have legal concerns relating to issues such as non-compete agreements, discrimination and other employment law issues. Our healthcare lawyers will advise you on the best practices suitable for your specific situation. We can draft and review your employment agreements and other business contracts, as well as provide guidance to ensure your business is protected. Adopting a proactive approach to complying with employment and healthcare regulations will help save money, while avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation. Contact our Florida healthcare employment lawyers for more information.
For Healthcare Professionals
In addition to the above services, our firm will assist you to ensure your practice is compliant with state and federal laws and regulations, including advising you regarding: healthcare provider contracts, Stark Laws, state and federal Anti-Kickback statutes, self-referral issues, ancillary relationships, HIPAA, disciplinary actions with the Board of Medicine, AHCA, and other regulatory bodies.
Our Florida healthcare labor and employment lawyers have the expertise to provide the legal advice and representation to protect your reputation and livelihood. Our knowledgeable legal professionals understand the new healthcare laws, allowing you to concentrate on your work instead of legal and technical issues and requirements. Let our firm draft and review the required documents for a compliant practice including: employer contracts, provider agreements, medical director agreements, joint venture agreements, multiple physician-owned business arrangements and non-physician-owned business arrangements.