Medical practices are specialized businesses that require specialized legal representation. They have all the legal challenges of conventional businesses, with the additional and demanding challenges of operating in a tightly-regulated industry. Bryant Legal Group has years of experience representing medical practices and other healthcare professionals on issues such as:
Wrongful claim denials and claim underpayments by commercial or government healthcare payors can cause serious financial harm to any healthcare practice. Bryant Legal Group represents local and national healthcare practice groups in the investigation, negotiation and litigation of contested payor-provider contract reimbursement matters, involving issues such as medical necessity of treatment, sufficiency of claim documentation, and disputed medical policies. Our efforts have resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars in disputed healthcare claim payments for our medical provider group clients.
Professional Practice Representation
Bryant Legal Group PC will prepare and file all necessary documents setting forth the rules of the LLC and advising on choosing the management structure, laying out who’s responsible for what, and many other important issues that will serve as the foundation for your LLC, its owners, and employees.
Bryant Legal Group PC will assist in developing answers to questions such as who can be a shareholder, who can serve on the board of directors, what happens if a shareholder becomes disabled or deceased, files personal bankruptcy, resigns, retires or is removed from duty, the value of shares of stock, whether the corporation will purchase back shares of departing shareholders and the price to paid for such shares.
Employment Contracts – physicians, nurse practitioners, etc.
To formalize the employment arrangement between the Practice and its Practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses) Bryant Legal Group PC will prepare contracts that spell out the terms of employment, termination of employment, non-competition clauses, specific duties and obligations, hours of work, details of compensation, methods and intervals of payment, relevant notice periods, prohibited activities, and grounds for termination of employment.
Vendor Agreements (e.g. EMR/EHR, Billing)
Bryant Legal Group PC will assist you with partnering with your vendor to meet the goals and objectives of the Practice. A well negotiated agreement will provide a firm foundation to build a long lasting relationship and will include all essential prerequisites, terms and conditions, services to be provided clearly defined and delineated, compensation and payment schedule, effective dates, termination dates, renewal dates, while identification and addressing potential risks and liabilities, and setting reasonable expectations currently and into the future.
Practice Acquisition, Sale of Practice Assets, and Unwinds
Whether buying, selling, or unwinding a medical practice, Bryant Legal Group PC provides assistance with commissioned appraisal and evaluation of the practice, information gathering and due diligence, letters of intent, drafting transaction documents, considering ramifications to shareholders, all with the goal to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
Professional Service Agreements
Bryant Legal Group PC provides complete negotiation and review of the working relationship between Physician Group and Hospital. This includes defining the scope of services provided, compliance issues related to Medicare and Medicaid, licensing and certifications, quality and utilization management programs, non-discrimination, coordination of benefits, compensation and billing, record maintenance, liability protection, as well as term and termination of the relationship.
Medical Malpractice Case Inventory Management
Bryant Legal Group PC provides litigation support to provide centralized and consolidated case information so it’s possible to evaluate facts, witnesses, documents and issues. This enables the litigation team to evaluate each case in a thorough and consistent manner, to improve communication with others on the trial team, and enable review of evidence and place it in context, draw inferences from it and evaluate its importance.
Insurance Coverage for Providers
With decades of experience Bryant Legal Group PC can help individual physicians secure their future in the face of injury or illness with complete evaluation and advice regarding income protection insurance. You will receive the most current and accurate legal advice regarding individual and group disability insurance, legacy or “enhanced” policies no longer available in the marketplace, and alternatives for identifying and unlocking hidden wealth in those plans.
Coding, Billing, and Revenue Cycle Management
Unfortunately, improper coding and billing of physician’s services is all too rampant in the medical field as billing companies struggle to remain competitive and stay on top of industry developments. Bryant Legal Group PC offers years of expertise in the insurance industry, knowledge of both ERISA and non-ERISA claims, insurance bad faith laws. Bryant Legal Group PC will identify opportunities in billing practices, reimbursement, and collections that improve practice profitability and cash flow and provide complete services from litigation through negotiation and settlement.