Legal Services

Health Care

Most physicians and hospitals start with a simple mission, to provide excellent care to patients. But they find they have to pursue that mission in a world that is increasingly complex, regulated, bureaucratic, financially risky and generally frustrating. It’s often not enough for a physician to have a deep fund of knowledge and refined skills, or for a hospital to have a skilled and motivated staff, effective management systems and modern facilities. They also need knowledgeable, sophisticated, business-minded legal and compliance advice. Bill Stempel has worked with physician practices, hospitals, researchers and others in the field of health care on day-to-day operations as well as strategic matters, including among other things:

  • Practice affiliations and acquisitions
  • Physician employment and “leased employee” agreements
  • Stark and anti-kickback analysis
  • Billing, collection and related financial matters
  • Compliance audits
  • Hospital services restructuring
  • Real estate and facilities issues
  • Managed care contracting
  • Licensing and accreditation

He understands the challenges facing health care providers, and can help find practical and cost-effective ways to meet them.