Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby works closely with health care providers to achieve and maintain compliance with the many state and federal laws and regulations governing the delivery of health care, and to satisfy accreditation standards. Harris Creech clients include:
- physician groups
- allied health professionals.
Harris Creech’s expertise includes assisting clients with:
Fraud and Abuse
Harris Creech works closely with both hospitals and physicians to develop, implement, and maintain compliance programs in order to minimize the costs and exposure to government-sponsored audits and investigations. Where violations are alleged, Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby vigorously defends its client against claims of misconduct.
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
EMTALA claims can be serious if not promptly and proactively defended. Working closely with hospital administration and medical staff, Harris Creech assists in both minimizing and successfully defending against alleged EMTALA violations.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Many health care providers face continual frustration in achieving and maintaining compliance with the Privacy Rule mandated by HIPAA. Harris Creech’s attorneys understand HIPAA intrusions, and assist clients in efficiently addressing the use and disclosure of protected information under HIPAA, as well as adroitly resolving other complex issues arising with respect to patient care, patient confidentiality, and the impact of HIPAA.
Medical Staff Matters
Whether providing advice on medical staff bylaws or hospital rules and regulations, Harris Creech recognizes and respects the importance of collaboration between the hospital and its medical staff. Meanwhile, Harris Creech attorneys also represent both hospitals and physicians in all aspects of the credentialing and fair-hearing process.
Corporate and General Business Matters
Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby advises clientele in a variety of transactional matters affecting the business structure of health care providers, including:
- corporate organization
- corporate governance
- contract preparation
- joint ventures
- real property matters
corporate and partnership tax issues.