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The health care attorneys at Bernstein Shur represent physicians and other health care professionals, physician group practices and associations, joint ventures, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, mental health agencies, pharmacies and a wide range of other health care providers throughout Maine and northern New England.
The health care law group comprises a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys from different areas within the law firm who all strive to meet the legal counsel, transactional and litigation needs of our health care clients.
Our health care attorneys provide counsel and defense regarding audits, investigations, complaints and licensure cases concerning substance abuse treatment programs, mental health agencies, residential care facilities, nursing homes and other agencies brought by Maine DHHS Division of Licensing and Certification and other state and federal agencies.
Business Planning and Transactions
Our attorneys handle a wide array of business transactions related to health care practitioners, hospitals, agencies and facilities business needs.
We provide representation of health care practitioners, agencies and others involving federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions related to the provision of health care services and otherwise, including.
Employment, Pensions and Benefits
Our employment and labor attorneys provide advice to health care practitioners and providers concerning:
Fraud and Abuse
We represent physicians and other health care providers, hospitals, mental health and other agencies defend federal and state fraud and abuse audits, investigations and legal proceedings.
Fraud and abuse counseling and compliance for:
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
Our health care law team provides legislative and regulatory counsel and lobbying services to health care agencies and provider associations.
Peer Review Proceedings
Our health care lawyers represent physicians and other providers, hospital medical staffs, hospital administration and governing bodies in peer review investigations and proceedings, corrective action proceedings and other credentialing matters.
We provide counsel and defense for licensure investigations and complaints by Maine and New Hampshire professional licensing boards for physicians, dentists and other health care professionals on issues, including:
Risk Management and Ethics Consultation
We provide counsel and advice to health care providers, hospitals and agencies concerning a wide range of practice issues, including:
We provide counsel and advice to health care practitioners, hospitals and agencies concerning many federal and state tax issues.