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Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Overview

Conner & Winters’ healthcare litigation group utilizes the vast experience of a number of lawyers involved in the healthcare field, their skills, experiences and resources in dealing with the disputes that arise of healthcare clients.  The healthcare litigation group protects the interest of healthcare clients involved in administrative matters, commercial litigation, civil disputes, civil and criminal investigations and proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution actions.  The healthcare litigation group works in concert with the healthcare group to protect the interest of healthcare clients involved in litigation.  Our healthcare litigation group provides comprehensive representation to hospitals, healthcare professionals, health systems, physician and physician practice groups, medical clinics, long-term care providers, pharmacies, and managed care organizations.  Health law services include the following:

  • Appear before government agencies on compliance issues regarding healthcare clients from representing individuals to large healthcare systems
  • Assist healthcare providers in responding to subpoenas from courts or administrative agencies
  • Contract matters, including but not limited to vendor disputes, recruitment agreements, employment agreements
  • Defend payors in bad faith insurance claims
  • Defending all healthcare providers from civil and criminal litigation of all types
  • Defense of healthcare professionals, including physicians, hospitals, nurses, long term care facility owners, contractors and providers, and other healthcare professionals in litigation involving negligence, deceptive trade practices, wrongful death, violation of resident rights through the processes of mediation, settlement and trial
  • Employment litigation, including regulatory issues or audits before Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, OSHA Act, EEOC or State Unemployment Security Commission or wrongful discharge or discrimination actions in state and federal court.
  • False Claims Act/reimbursement matters
  • Provide assistance in writing and reviewing policies for healthcare entities
  • Real estate zoning issues
  • Reimbursement appeals before Medicare and Medicaid
  • Represent healthcare professionals in civil and criminal investigations, including white collar crimes and issues involving self-disclosure of violations of Stark and Anti-Kickback Statutes
  • Represent hospitals and/or healthcare providers in anti-trust and discrimination claims arising from termination of medical staff privileges
  • Represent long-term care facilities, individual providers, child care providers, and other healthcare providers in agency appeal of survey deficiencies, civil monetary penalties, overpayment assessments and abuse allegations
  • Represent payors in arbitration with a provider regarding payment under HMO plan(s)
  • Represent pharmacy network administrators regarding recoupment by pharmacy benefits managers
  • Representation of physicians, dentists, nurses, long-term care administrators, pharmacy and other healthcare professionals in licensure board proceedings
  • Serve as certified mediators through the American Health Law Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Service
  • Serve as peer review officers in credentialing and peer review proceedings
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