Overview

Foley Hoag’s Healthcare Practice helps healthcare providers achieve their business and strategic goals when it comes to their participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and in the commercial insurance market. Combined, Medicare and Medicaid are the largest healthcare payers in the United States and all providers rely heavily on these programs’ ever-changing regulatory policies. Foley Hoag attorneys monitor program regulatory and sub-regulatory changes daily; monitor statutory changes affecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs as soon as they occur; and know the intricacies of program rules subregulatory guidance to help providers achieve their business and strategic goals.

Attorneys in Foley Hoag's Healthcare Practice represent:

  • Individual hospitals and larger healthcare systems
  • Physician practice groups
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Dialysis providers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing facilities
  • Freestanding psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical distributors
  • State and national trade associations representing these providers

We also help providers achieve favorable Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage policies; protect against negative regulatory policy changes; and stay compliant under program guidelines from EMTALA and HIPAA to the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Our Healthcare Practice attorneys have a three-pronged approach in representing our clients: First, we know their business. We have represented providers across the health care spectrum. Second, we know the law and the regulations. They are constantly changing and we work with them every day. Third, we know and work with the policy-makers. We understand how the relevant regulatory agencies work, the right people to approach, and the best arguments to make to achieve our clients’ goals.

For simple, practical advice on a host of Medicaid legal and policy issues, visit Foley Hoag's Medicaid and the Law blog.