We provide proven, down-to-earth counsel and practical business solutions to individual doctors and groups of physicians.

The complex web of state and federal laws and regulations can sometimes (understandably) overwhelm physicians. Gentry Locke takes great care to protect the interests of its clients, advising them on business matters including physician compensation, billing compliance and government audits, data privacy and security, compliance with self-referral and anti-kickback laws, and the lifecycle of a physician practice. Our lawyers help physicians adapt to meet the new economic and regulatory environment to ensure practice success.

Gentry Locke is considerably experienced at handling purely regulatory functions for any type of physician organization. A particular strength involves the requirements of new hires, departures, new owners, compliance, and Medicare issues. This firm is a smart legal resource for physicians and physician groups who are intent on operating smoothly and profitably amid continual changes to their profession

We encourage you to review our Health Care Practice Group attorneys’ personal pages for additional information and then contact us to discuss your company’s legal needs.

Health Industry Compliance, Regulation & Privacy

The health care industry is highly regulated by both state and federal authorities, and is subject to constant change. We advise health care clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance. Attorneys at Gentry Locke can assist with navigating through these regulatory mazes.

The legal services provided by our health care attorneys include the following:

  • Medicare audits
  • Advise on Stark, anti-kickback, and self-referral compliance
  • Certificates of public need
  • Insurance
  • Licensing board interaction and appeals
  • HIPAA requirements

Hospital/Physician Transactions

The relationships among hospitals and physicians are extraordinarily complex and are regulated by both state and federal authorities. We advise health care providers on all aspects of structuring these relationships in accordance with state and federal regulations.

The legal services provided by our health care attorneys include the following:

  • Hospital/physician joint ventures
  • Employment relations
  • Certificates of public need
  • Sale and purchase of medical practices
  • Practice restructuring and separations
  • Managed care contracting

Physician Practices

The relationships among physicians are unique in the commercial world. We advise physicians on choice of entities and all aspects of their relationships with each other and the health care systems in which they function.

The legal services provided by our health care attorneys include the following:

  • Choice of entity
  • Employment agreements
  • Organizational structure and governance
  • Compensation arrangements and compliance
  • Professional split-ups, separations and restructures
  • Medical records compliance

Professional Licensing

Gentry Locke attorneys are called upon by doctors and other licensed professionals to provide effective and aggressive representation when a licensing board investigates or brings charges against a licensed professional.

We have significant experience representing accountants, architects, attorneys, doctors, dentists, engineers, and judges in cases that often impact that professional’s livelihood and reputation. This representation extends to disputes involving credentials and includes privilege issues with hospitals and clinics. We also represent professionals engaging in contract negotiations with employers.

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