Hospitals & Health Systems

Hospitals & Health Systems

Our deep roster of healthcare attorneys has the experience to provide comprehensive representation to hospitals and health systems including tax-exempt organizations, academic medical centers, investor-owned companies and publicly owned hospitals.

For nearly 50 years, we have been a go-to law firm for clients seeking to expand through strategic transactions. Healthcare providers, institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds, investor groups and financial advisors value Waller's abilities in complex business transactions across virtually every sector of the healthcare industry.

We have played an integral role in many of the transactions that have shaped the healthcare industry, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Government investigations, including fraud and abuse matters involving False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
  • Medicare/Medicaid certification and reimbursement
  • Stark and anti-kickback compliance
  • HIPAA privacy and identity protection
  • Commercial finance and securities
  • Intellectual property and technology licensing
  • Real estate
  • Employment and labor relations
  • Medical staff credentialing and related matters
  • Contracting issues and disputes
  • Environmental and medical waste issues

In the tax-exempt and non-profit sector, we also assist healthcare providers with:

  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status with the IRS and state tax authorities
  • Providing counsel regarding excise taxes on prohibited transactions
  • Structuring advice related to UBTI and private inurement issues
  • Working with the IRS to obtain private letter rulings on a variety of issues

Related Experience

HCA Healthcare to become majority owner of Galen College of Nursing’s parent company

Assisting HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in obtaining majority ownership in the parent company of Galen College of Nursing.

HCA enters into Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model

Assisted HCA in preparing for and commencing participation in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model.

Jacksonville Hospital transfers medical center to Jacksonville State University

Represented Alabama-based Jacksonville Hospital in the transfer of RMC Jacksonville Medical Center to Jacksonville State University.

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