Our business law firm focuses on the healthcare industry. We often represent physicians and healthcare businesses in both transactional and litigation matters. The challenges all healthcare providers face in such a heavily regulated business environment are unique and can be daunting. Our goal as a boutique law firm is to help healthcare providers avoid unnecessary legal mistakes and problems.
We represent doctors and healthcare businesses in, for example, the following types of matters:
- Physician Compensation Disputes
- Compliance Plans
- Forming or Dissolving a Healthcare Business
- Operations, Transactions and Regulatory Compliance
- Medical Audits and Investigations
- Third Party Payer Contracting and Reimbursement Disputes
- Staffing and Employment Law
- Credentialing and Medical Privilege Disputes
- Physician Practices
- Physician Non-compete Agreements
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Atlanta, Georgia Section 340B Audit Defense Lawyer
- Prohibited Discrimination
- The HIPAA Privacy Rule
- Representation of Clinical Laboratories or Physicians regarding Lab Referrals and Fraud Investigations
The simple days of house calls and direct payment for physician services are, obviously, long gone. The business environment for healthcare providers today is very complicated. It is difficult just to keep up with the ever increasing lexicon of acronyms, such as ACO, STARK, AKB, HIPAA, IPA, MSO, PPO, FFP, IDS, PHO, HMO, etc. The regulation of the delivery of healthcare seems destined to increase, even though healthcare is already the most heavily regulated business industry. This reality is underscored by the passage of the Affordable Care Act and continued ambiguity concerning its implementation.
But the news is not all negative. With the changing legal landscape for healthcare providers come some real opportunities. Our goal as a firm is to help healthcare providers know the safe and legally compliant ways to conduct business, make money, and avoid unnecessary and costly legal problems. When problems do arise, our law firm has extensive litigation experience in a variety of contexts. We advocate in a committed, zealous and effective for every healthcare provider that engages us to assist in a dispute, be it litigation with a third party payer or a business divorce.
I am a physician who was looking to set up an office and wanted to make sure I was compliant with both medical board and governmental regulations. I had called about law offices and was getting no where. I emailed Kevin [of Hamil Little] from his site and got an immediate reply. We met and he took the time to listen. We sat down and developed a plan and he gave me a very fair rate. He completed the work in a very timely fashion and was very thoughtful of my entire business plan. Kevin [of Hamil Little] is professional and I would recommend him highly.*AUGUSTA AND ATLANTA HEALTHCARE LAW FIRM
Dr. C. (physician client).
Our law firm is proud to be a part of Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia, which have thriving healthcare industries. Augusta has 12 hospitals, two biotechnology business incubators, several life sciences companies and Georgia Regents University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia), generating between $5 and $8 billion dollars annually. In the Augusta area and throughout the CSRA, healthcare businesses are responsible for as much as 15% of the total workforce. There are more than 2,300 doctors and medical researchers in the Augusta area. Georgia Regents University is a leader in medical research and biotechnology. The Georgia Medical Center Authority is committed to rendering Augusta a hub for medical research and development. Likewise, Atlanta is a leader in healthcare. The Atlanta metropolitan area has over 50 hospitals with more than 40,000 medical personnel and more than 10,000 hospital beds. Prominent hospitals in Atlanta include Grady Health System, Emory University Hospital, Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta, Georgia Baptist Healthcare System, Piedmont Hospital and the Atlanta Medical Center. Aiken, South Carolina, located less than 20 miles east of Augusta and within the CSRA, also boasts a strong healthcare presence, particularly for a small city.
We provide high quality legal work in a personalized, accessible, cost-effective manner. We will schedule a convenient time for you to meet with one of our attorneys at our Atlanta or Augusta office. To schedule a consultation you may email us at email@example.com or contact us at the office nearest you.
* DISCLAIMER: Any result this law firm or any lawyer of this law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.