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Inslee Best represents a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations in the health care industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our representative clients include hospitals, physicians and physicians groups, nursing facilities, community mental health centers and other providers. We also represent suppliers, insurers and billing companies. In addition to serving as outside general counsel for our clients, our expertise includes managed care contracting, development of health care joint ventures, transactions between hospitals and physicians, health care reimbursement and responding to Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations and investigations.  In addition to providing advice on health care issues, we also represent clients in litigation and administrative proceedings when necessary.

Health care is a heavily regulated industry with ever-changing legislative and regulatory requirements. Our lawyers are constantly monitoring and tracking all issues surrounding the health care industry and our clients. By combining our thorough understanding of these constantly changing subjects with our in-depth experience, our health care lawyers are well positioned to provide prompt, creative and cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Inslee Best health care services fall into three categories:

Reimbursement, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Medicare rate appeals
  • Medicare appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board
  • Fraud and abuse and False Claims Act defense
  • Surveys, decertification, license revocation, civil fines and exclusions
Transactional
  • Formation and development of health care entities, including independent practice associations and management services organizations
  • Licensing and certification
  • Physician practice mergers
  • Physician employment agreements
  • Purchase and sale of assets
  • Construction contracts
  • Hospital and physician group credentialing, medical staff membership and clinical privileges
  • Transaction structuring to comply with fraud and abuse laws, government pronouncements and fraud alerts
Regulatory Compliance/Corporate Compliance Plans
  • Reimbursement rules, HIPAA, anti-kickback statute and physician self-referral prohibition, securities regulations, antitrust, tax-exempt rules, False Claims Act, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting
  • Government inquiries and investigations
  • Internal audits and investigations
  • Compliance plan development and monitoring for hospitals, nursing facilities, physician and physician groups, durable medical equipment suppliers, home health agencies, third-party billing companies and community health centers
 
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