Health Care

Health Care

As a respected and longstanding leader in Western North Carolina, Roberts & Stevens has helped guide our clients in navigating the complex, highly-regulated, and ever-changing health care landscape. Serving a wide range of clients including medical offices, hospitals, insurers, and caregivers, the Roberts & Stevens’ Health Care lawyers bring deep experience and a team approach.

Hospitals and other health care providers encounter a wide range of legal issues. Our lawyers provide our clients with comprehensive, practical expertise to help navigate matters from the purchase and sale of medical practices to organizational issues, compliance, patient safety, tax-exempt status, peer review, risk management, joint ventures, intellectual property issues, commercial real estate, employee benefit plans and all types of formal and informal dispute resolution.

The firm’s Healthcare attorneys also include trial lawyers with extensive professional liability defense experience, as well as experienced commercial litigators.

Types of Services

  • Administrative proceedings, including hearings, appeals, and rulemaking
  • Break-ups and restructuring
  • Business counsel
  • Certificate of need/certificate of public need
  • Consultation on credentialing and peer review issues
  • Construction
  • Consultation on patient matters
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate & transactions
  • Drafting and modifying medical staff bylaws
  • Employee benefits & compensation
  • EMTALA
  • False claims and overpayment disputes
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Governance
  • Health care joint ventures
  • Health care litigation
  • HIPAA
  • HITECH
  • Hospital acquisition of physician practices
  • Hospital governance
  • Hospital-Physician issues
  • Independent contractor relationships
  • Insurance coverage
  • Internal investigations
  • Joint ventures
  • Labor & employment
  • Licensure
  • Litigation (Commercial and Malpractice Defense)
  • Medical Director agreements
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Medical records
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Pharmaceutical products and medical devices
  • Physician employment agreements
  • Privacy and security
  • Products liability
  • Professional disciplinary matters
  • Professional licensing
  • Real estate
  • Risk management
  • Sale of professional practices
  • Tax exempt hospitals and health systems
  • Taxation

Types of Clients

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Health Plans (“HMOs”) and Preferred Provider Organizations (“PPOs”)
  • Home care and hospice agencies
  • Hospitals/Health Systems
  • Insurance companies
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical clinics and treatment centers
  • Medical management companies
  • Medical practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician groups

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section: Health Care Law, Medico-Legal Liaison Committee
  • North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, Board of Directors
  • North Carolina State Bar, Mental Health Law Committee