Blank Rome is a leader in counseling clients in the healthcare industry. We have significant experience with:
Healthcare regulatory and licensure issues at the state and national levels
Blank Rome has a core healthcare team that is experienced in traditional healthcare regulatory compliance, including fraud and abuse analysis, licensure, reimbursement advice, scope of practice issues, and more. Blank Rome regularly represents clients before boards or agencies responsible for these matters.
Health information technology matters
We have experience guiding clients through the complexities of developing and deploying health information technology, including in areas where the laws may not have caught up to the industry. We help clients address Medicare/Medicaid meaningful use requirements and conceive of solutions, including resolving regulatory compliance challenges, acquiring technology, protecting intellectual property, and establishing the network of contracts necessary for success.
Advising clients regarding federal, state, and multinational privacy and security issues
Addressing privacy and security concerns is not only a compliance issue, but is also important in building and maintaining the trust of customers, business partners, employees, and others. Blank Rome helps its clients navigate the complicated terrain presented by today’s web of state, federal, and international data protection and privacy laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, COPPA, the FTC Act, state breach notice laws, self-regulatory guidelines on online behavioral advertising, and EU data protection directive and Safe Harbor certification.
Healthcare M&A transactions and provider contracting
We handle complex acquisitions and day-to-day contracts. Our lawyers are experienced in mergers and acquisitions, licensing transactions, data sharing agreements, co-promotion arrangements, services agreements, equipment leasing, and financings—all with an eye toward regulatory issues that may impact the structure of a transaction involving regulated services and products. Blank Rome’s multidisciplinary team partners with its clients on transactions, including due diligence covering regulatory, corporate, intellectual property, real estate, tax, and environmental issues. We take a practical approach to drafting and negotiating, with the objective of getting the deal done efficiently and effectively.
Government investigations and litigation
Drawing on substantial government and industry experience, our team of healthcare and white collar and internal investigation attorneys work to provide compliance, reimbursement, and enforcement representation to healthcare providers and companies at the federal and state level, from fraud and abuse matters, to audit and internal corporate compliance issues. We also help companies to create and operate effective corporate compliance programs to help minimize the risk of federal and state enforcement actions.
Health plans and litigation
Blank Rome’s healthcare attorneys provide a broad range of litigation, transactional, regulatory, and counseling services to commercial and self-insured health insurers, and managed care organizations.
Blank Rome has significant depth in representing traditional lenders and specialty finance companies involved in the healthcare and life sciences industries. The healthcare finance group has been instrumental in structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex financings including senior, mezzanine and second-lien loan transactions. These loans often take the form of leveraged cash flow loans, receivables-based credit facilities, equipment leasing and finance, as well as real estate-based transactions. Our attorneys also serve as bond counsel and counsel to issuers, borrowers, underwriters, and trustees in tax-exempt financings for healthcare institutions.
Our affiliate, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, is a government affairs firm comprised of a team of top lobbying and strategic communications professionals with first-hand knowledge of the legislative and administrative processes in D.C. and in state and local governments. Our government relations professionals help clients develop focused, successful strategies to help navigate the complex issues that cut across all branches of government.