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July 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 1

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Statewide Law Firm Helping Healthcare Clients Meet Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Healthcare law can sometimes be complex since it encompasses a number of traditional law practices such as corporate and litigation. Also, since the industry is highly regulated, healthcare attorneys are often necessary to help you navigate this terrain.

With deep experience in the healthcare industry, the attorneys at Broad and Cassel LLP are committed to representing the best interests of its healthcare clients across Florida. One source of pride for the firm is its breadth and depth of experience in the health care practice group. The attorneys’ insight and knowledge of health law is based on years of hands-on experience in the public and private sectors, which are leveraged to help its clients overcome business challenges and meet its goals.
 
“We have a large number of lawyers who are board certified in healthcare and who work very well together,” says Heather Miller, senior counsel in the Boca Raton office. “You rarely see someone leaving our practice. Instead, we’ve been growing. Although we might be spread out geographically across the state, we really are a team.”
 
Mike Segal, a partner in the Miami office and co-chair of the Health Law Practice Group, agrees. “We’re group-focused—not office-focused when it comes to healthcare. We give our clients the best services we can without regard to what office that attorney is located.”
 
Broad and Cassel represents healthcare clients in varying disciplines and has built one of the most experienced and diversified health law practices in the Southeastern United States. The firm’s healthcare practice has been given the highest ranking in Florida by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, a highly regarded legal guide, in addition to receiving other recognitions as a leading firm and individuals in health law.
 
Some of the services the firm assists healthcare clients with include:
• Creating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Navigating Antitrust Concerns
• Understanding New Fee-for-Service Plans
• Providing Guidance Regarding Clinical Integration
• Advising on Stark and Anti-kickback Regulations
• Creating Medical Homes
• Implementing Payment Bundling
• Handling False Claims Act (FCA) Actions
• Instructing How to Comply with HITECH Act
• Providing Guidance Regarding HIPAA Privacy Compliance
 
In addition to this broad scope of service, Miller points out that the firm’s healthcare practice group offers great value at this depth.
 
“Our experience is really unparalleled in the state,” she says. “For the same or better level of experience and quality of work as other firms, our rates are more reasonable. And we don't staff our transactions and our cases with so many layers. We're very lean in how we operate and because of that, it gives our healthcare clients great customer service.”
 
“Our goal is to understand clients’ business challenges and help navigate the regulatory maze. Many lawyers are problem spotters … We are problem solvers,” said Segal.
For Segal, one of the most rewarding aspects of what he does is tackling a real significant project and doing it well.
 
“There's no better satisfaction, to me, than that,” he says. “And in the end, just having a happy client who thanks you for what you did.”
 
It’s a similar feeling for Miller.
 
“I enjoy when clients come to us with a complex issue and we have to come up with creative solutions,” she says. “No matter the issue or problem, we’re always their first point of contact. As their confidant and lawyer, it’s our responsibility to help guide them through challenging waters. It shows how much they value us.”
 
On October 11, the firm will be hosting its Seventh Annual Health Forum at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by presentations and discussions with some of the industry's top professionals knowledgeable about today's rapidly changing health care landscape. A lunch and a cocktail reception following the event are included. 

For more information, call (407) 839-4229 or visit www.healthlawfla.com.

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