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Healthcare Transactions, Regulation & Compliance

NJ Healthcare Attorneys

There is a great deal of uncertainty in today’s healthcare industry landscape, and this, coupled with constantly evolving reimbursement models, is not only changing the way the industry needs to approach legal strategy but is also driving up costs. Dughi, Hewit, and Domalewski has adapted to these shifts, developing new solutions to help clients control their costs without compromising legal-service protections.

As seasoned healthcare attorneys with deep experience representing organizations and individuals that comprise these industries, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski is able to bring a unique, multifaceted perspective to its clients and its cases. With extensive experience in healthcare law, we’re able to anticipate our clients’ critical legal and performance hurdles and develop effective solutions to achieve business objectives while reducing risk.

A Right-Sized NJ Firm That Gets Results

For many years, our firm has worked with doctors, nurses, healthcare systems, independent hospitals and practices, physician groups, long-term care facilities, home care organizations, hospices, diagnostic imaging provides, ambulatory centers, accountable-care organizations, and other entities across the entire healthcare spectrum. As a medium-sized firm with some the state’s top lawyers, you’ll benefit from all the legal power, resources, and skill typical of a big firm, but with all the friendly approachability, responsivity, and affordability of a small practice.

Our team includes attorneys with deep experience and knowledge in all aspects of the law, which enables us to leverage different members of our firm as needed. At Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, we offer legal representation and support for a comprehensive range of situations, including the following:

Transactional Issues

Our healthcare attorneys offer counsel and representation for our healthcare clients’ transactional and business-oriented matters, such as operational matters, business planning, real-estate transactions, and employment matters. The healthcare transactional issues include the following:

  • Physician/hospital professional services agreements and other transactions
  • Healthcare joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations
  • Corporate practice of medicine and structuring of captive professional corporations (Captive PCs)
  • Vendor contracts
  • Equipment service and maintenance agreements
  • Group-purchasing organization (GPO) contracts
  • Business reorganization
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants

Regulatory, Compliance And Reimbursement Issues

If you’re dealing with a licensing or compliance issue, know that our firm is adept at understanding and navigating the complex regulatory landscape. We can provide counsel on overcoming your current challenge as well as ensuring that you avoid future problems.

We also understand the challenges you face as a provider who accepts health insurance, and we know how difficult it can be to navigate the confusing and constantly evolving reimbursement environment. We can work with you to address billing disputes, audits, coding issues, investigations, and litigation regarding reimbursement.

Examples of the kinds licensing, credentialing and reimbursements issues we have handled are as follows:

  • Licensing, accreditation, certificate of need, and determination of need
  • Accountable-care-organization contracts and regulation
  • Governmental- and commercial-payer reimbursement issues
  • Payer-reimbursement disputes
  • Payer credentialing matters
  • Compliance with state insurance and managed-care regulatory regimes
  • Compliance with federal and state insurance-fraud, false-claims, anti-kickback, Stark and self-referral laws
  • Internal-compliance investigations
  • Reporting and returning of federal-healthcare-program overpayments and self-disclosure protocols
  • Medicare and Medicaid participation, exclusion, revocation, and sanctions
  • Compliance with Medicare conditions of participation and payment
  • CMS electronic-health-record (EHR) incentive programs
  • Hospital privileges matters
  • Department of Health and State Licensing Boards matters

We can also draft opinion letters, contracts, and internal policies and procedures documents that will inform your organization’s practices and ensure compliance.

Litigation

While we always work to resolve disputes and other issues as quickly as possible, at times, going to court may be necessary. Our NJ healthcare attorneys are highly skilled litigators, and we will aggressively fight for you and your interests inside the courtroom whenever it’s necessary. Backed by 40 years of courtroom success, our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and are exceptionally adept at litigation and trial strategy, with an emphasis on securing the best possible outcomes affordably and efficiently.

Whether you need assistance addressing a single issue or your organization needs regular legal representation and support, the healthcare attorneys at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski can certainly help! Contact us today to learn more.

Attorneys You May Be Working With

Craig A. Domalewski

Partner

Mr. Domalewski is the managing partner of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. He focuses primarily on complex-dispute...

Mark A. Petraske

Partner

One of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s partners, Mr. Petraske has litigated over 70 trials to verdict over the course of...

Lori Ciarrocca Duffy

Partner

Lori Ciarrocca Duffy joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in September 2012 , and was named a partner in 2016. Her practice...

Brandon D. Minde

Partner

Mr. Minde is a trial partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 2014, bringing with him legal...

Charles M Radler Jr.

Partner

Mr. Radler, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 1983, directs the firm’s business-law...

William R. Meiselas

Associate

William R. Meiselas joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in May 2019, with a principal focus on civil litigation, primarily...

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