The Saxton & Stump Corporate Healthcare and Life Sciences Group provides comprehensive legal services to assist healthcare professionals and organizations in navigating today’s complex healthcare industry. We regularly advise clients on both the buy side (including private equity-backed and other national acquirers) and the sell side with respect to:
- Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings
- Compliance and regulatory matters
- Issues relating to federal and state fraud and abuse
- Medical staff matters, including credentialing and peer review
- Licensing and professional board matters (state medical board)
- Insurance coverage issues
- Internal investigations
Our team represents physicians, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, laboratories, medical equipment providers, surgery centers, urgent care centers and other healthcare providers with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
Healthcare is constantly evolving. In a highly regulated industry with unique demands due to the value-based care initiative and corporate and financial considerations, hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers are seeking partnerships that promote success for providers and offer better care to patients. We work with buyers and sellers of for-profit healthcare facilities and practices to form partnerships that address the difficulties of the healthcare industry and promote efficient, cost-effective and sustainable services.
The Corporate Healthcare and Life Sciences team at Saxton & Stump understands the industry-specific regulatory and organizational concerns faced by healthcare providers and provides a full range of legal services, including structuring transactions for mergers and acquisitions and compliance and regulatory matters (including issues relating to federal and state fraud and abuse, corporate practice of medicine, peer review matters, credentialing issues, fair hearing processes and procedures and immunity protections). We advise clients on state and federal regulations, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust, fee-splitting and physician self-referral laws.
Due to the national scope of our work, we regularly navigate state-specific issues for our clients. We have worked with physician practices, physical therapy centers, urgent care facilities, clinical laboratories, pathology group practices and ambulatory surgery centers across the United States.
In addition to our legal professionals, the Saxton & Stump team includes a group of highly acclaimed physicians, nurses, healthcare executives and consultants with experience in high-risk specialties, corporate and health policy issues. Our in-house team of consultants adds an additional layer of support for our clients.