Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Health Care Transactions Practice brings the value of significant regulatory expertise (including fraud and abuse, Stark, licensing and reimbursement) together with the corporate M&A side of the practice.
The structures of health care transactions are driven by health care regulation — predominantly the federal Anti-Kickback Statute — which often carries with it significant risk if a deal is not structured properly. Many clients often engage outside special regulatory counsel along with their general corporate counsel for transactions. This can create inefficiencies and undue expense in a transaction. Although we are positioned to act as special regulatory counsel (and often do), the significant value we bring is that our health care transactional lawyers are skilled at navigating the regulations and structuring deals in compliance with those regulations to get clients to their desired outcomes in a one-stop-shop environment. Recent middle-market deals include group purchasing, SNF, pharmacy, rehab, MRI, ASCs, home health, long-term care, medical device and physician joint ventures.