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Healthcare is one of the most competitive industries in the United States. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are currently more than 51,000 primary care physicians and 55,000 specialist physicians who are professionally active in the state of California alone. If you are a doctor who currently owns a medical practice, or you are considering buying or joining a group practice, there are many complex challenges that you will need to consider in order to provide quality and effective treatment to your patients, while also sustaining and growing your practice.
At the Pacific Health Law Group, PC, by focusing exclusively on healthcare law, we pride ourselves on providing our physician clients with informative, effective, and cost-efficient legal solutions for their business needs. We understand that by doing our job right, we can minimize your liabilities and give you peace of mind to allow your practice to flourish.
How Our Firm Can Help Your Medical Practice
For over ten years, our firm has assisted physicians in all types of specialties to support their practice from formation to operations, and through a sale. Our work includes counseling clients on choosing the right entity, reviewing and drafting operational contracts, complying with state and federal regulations, assisting with capital events, and representing doctors through different types of practice transitions.
Starting or Joining a Medical Practice
Starting a new medical practice can be a daunting task. Whether you are partnering with a hospital or health organization to start your own practice, or a specialist looking to join a group practice, our firm provides strategic legal advice to help physicians choose the right practice model, comply with state and federal regulations related to healthcare, and review and negotiate joint venture agreements. Click on the articles below for a checklist of issues to consider before starting a Medical practice.
- Checklist for Establishing a Professional Medical Corporation
- What to Consider When Structuring a Group Medical Practice
- Understanding Physician Recruitment Agreements
- Writing a Medical Practice Business Plan to Maximize Your Growth
There is a wide variety of state and federal regulations that touch on the operations of a medical practice. At the Pacific Health Law Group, PC, our healthcare attorneys have the skills and experience needed to effectively guide doctors through the myriad of state and federal regulations that may affect their medical practice. Our services include:
- Maintaining a Professional Medical Corporation
- Properly Advertising and Protecting Intellectual Property
- Complying with HIPAA regulations and Defending Data Breaches
- Advising on Proper Tele-Medicine Arrangements
- Negotiations Management Service Agreements to Comply with Corporate Practice of Medicine Regulations
Medical Practice Staffing Issues
A medical practice is staffed with both business support personal and medical allied professionals. Managing one’s employees in compliance with all applicable laws can be a tedious and strenuous task. California and federal statutes provide a complex framework of rules and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship. Our employment law services include:
- Drafting and Negotiating Associate Agreements
- Counseling Physicians on Employment Law Compliance
- Advising Physicians on How to Protect Their Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
Buying or Selling a Medical Practice
Buying or selling a medical practice is a potentially life-changing opportunity that should be done only under the guidance of a business attorney who is experienced in medical sales and acquisitions. At the Pacific Health Law Group, PC, we are proud to offer a full array of medical practice transition services to ensure that any transition, whether you are buying, selling or joining a medical practice, goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Click on the articles below for a checklist of issues to consider before buying or selling a medical practice:
- What Should be Included in a Medical Practice Letter of Intent
- Transition Issues for Physicians Buying or Joining a Medical Practice
- Transitions Issues for Physicians Selling a Medical Practice
- The Difference Between a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement
Contact Our Los Angeles Healthcare Attorneys Today
At the Pacific Health Law Group, our legal practice is focused on providing business services to professionals in the healthcare industry. Our top-rated Los Angeles attorneys have extensive experience servicing physicians and their medical practices. To learn more about how our legal team can help you, please contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.