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Hospital Systems and Providers


Crowell & Moring's experienced Health Care Group appreciates the unique and complex web of legal risks and requirements facing our health care provider clients. Hospitals, physicians, and outpatient providers (such as ambulatory surgery centers), as well as their joint ventures, mergers, and other business combinations, face a swiftly changing landscape of exacting and unforgiving legal obligations in an environment of frequently diminishing reimbursement. Our provider law-focused lawyers understand these dynamics, and are experienced in guiding our clients through the maze of legal challenges they face, in an effort to optimize business goals while avoiding unacceptable legal risks.

We advise and represent our provider clients in the following substantive areas:

  • Fraud and abuse
  • Compliance
  • Antitrust
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil and white collar litigation
  • Business and financial transactions
  • Government investigations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • HIPAA privacy and security
  • Medical staff issues
  • Licensing and accreditation
  • Certificate of need
  • Reimbursement
  • Academic medical center Iissues
  • Clinical trials and scientific misconduct