Healthcare and Long-Term Care

Wide-ranging legal representation for providers and professionals

The Burns White Healthcare and Long-Term Care Practice Group assists healthcare providers explore ways to reduce the risk of exposure to future claims, find ways to prevent stressful and costly litigation and, if necessary, with representation in the courtroom. We are also highly experienced at handling healthcare business transactions and relationships, while complying with regulatory standards and requirements.

At the forefront of long-term care issues

Our attorneys have been at the forefront of long-term care legal issues for decades, managing hundreds of cases involving independent senior living, assisted living, home health, skilled nursing, and hospice care. We possess extensive knowledge of the continuum of healthcare services, from independent senior living to end-of-life care. In addition, we regularly represent hospitals, healthcare systems, other institutional providers of healthcare services, individual healthcare professionals and their practice groups, and consultants and ancillary service providers within the healthcare marketplace.

Services for healthcare professionals

Burns White provides broad legal representation to healthcare professionals, including medical malpractice defense, institutional liability defense, healthcare regulatory consulting, employment law counseling and defense, and corporate governance consultation. With offices across five states, the firm can assist clients in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Compliance

  • Credential and licensure compliance
  • HIPAA consultation and training
  • In-service training
  • Risk management, documentation, and retention counseling
  • Antitrust compliance

Litigation

  • Medical, dental, and nursing malpractice defense
  • Institutional negligence and liability defense
  • Collections
  • Contract disputes
  • Reimbursement appeals and audits

Insurance products

  • Analyzing, drafting, and reviewing coverage opinions
  • Reviewing, negotiating, and enforcing third-party payer contracts

Corporate/Business

  • Entity formation and tax exemption matters
  • Corporate structuring and reorganization
  • Contract formation and review
  • Drafting and reviewing admission agreements and arbitration agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and divestitures
  • Healthcare organizations mergers and acquisitions
  • Licensure and professional rights disputes

Providers and practitioners we represent

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Personal care homes
  • Acute care and long-term acute care hospitals
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Behavioral health facilities and professionals
  • Rehabilitation centers and professionals
  • Urgent care centers
  • Home healthcare providers
  • Physicians and healthcare providers in all specialties
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
  • Dentists, dental practitioners, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • Chiropractors