Physician Employment Contracts
Physicians deal with various business concerns which often include the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of physician employment agreements and independent contractor agreements. These binding agreements have become increasingly difficult to manage but often provide the parameters for compensation variables, business buy-ins and buy-outs, retirement benefits, disability packages and restrictive covenants. Our knowledge of health care law allows us to provide comprehensive legal counsel for all types of physician contracts.
Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Law Compliance
As the health care arena is one of the most rigorously monitored fields in the country, busy practitioners can be sidelined by the specific set of business and legal issues connected to medical professions. It is crucial for health care providers to have quality legal counsel for such issues as regulatory compliance, Stark Law compliance, Anti-Kickback compliance, physician self-referral issues, physician recruiting, credentialing, imaging services, fraud and abuse and payment issues.
Defense of Civil and Criminal Proceedings
Health care providers facing civil and criminal proceedings need to consider how the outcome of their case will affect their professional licensing. Our health care lawyers have extensive knowledge of the intricacies regarding the requirements imposed on licensed health professionals. We provide competent representation to limit the negative impact on the client’s professional license.
Professional Licensing Issues
Our Philadelphia health care attorneys for physicians not only handle doctor licensing issues but also professional licensing issues for pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse and dentists. We represent health care providers whose licenses are in question before the State Board of Medicine, State Board of Nursing and the State Board of Pharmacy for such issues as prescription errors, violations of standards of practice, falsification of records and use of controlled substances or alcohol.
Defense of Disciplinary Proceedings
Individual healthcare professionals facing disciplinary action with their hospitals or other employers, and physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses and dentists who are facing disciplinary proceedings, need quality legal representation to avoid finding themselves in bad standing with the licensing board. Health care professionals attempting to obtain a license with a disciplinary history can find the process next to impossible without effective legal representation. We can impede the licensing agencies from revoking licenses or imposing strict disciplinary sanctions.
Board Certification and Credentialing Issues
Health care providers who find their board certification status threatened can benefit from the assistance of an experienced health care attorney. Sidney L. Gold & Associates provide quality legal representation to professionals across all health care fields who are dealing with issues that could seriously affect their board certification. We are equipped to handle medical board complaint investigations and medical board appeals.
Medical Residents Facing Termination of Residency
Medical residents need representation when facing allegations of misconduct just as medical professionals do from time to time. The codes of conduct and internal procedures vary for each medical school. Our health care lawyers provide proper legal representation that can protect a medical resident from termination.