Our extensive experience representing healthcare providers allows us to advise our clients on a full range of complex business challenges faced by medical providers. Our healthcare attorneys plan, negotiate, draft, and execute transactions for our clients to obtain the most favorable terms possible.
Bonne Bridges provides representation and advocacy through a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys with multiple areas of specialization. Our clients benefit from a team focused approach that enables us to draw upon our vast collective experience in the healthcare industry.
Whether your entity is an established institution such as a large multi-specialty medical group, or an emerging practice, our healthcare transaction and compliance practice is uniquely situated to provide innovative and cost-effective legal counsel regarding the complex needs of your business.
Sales & Acquisitions
For over half a century, the attorneys at Bonne Bridges have represented hospitals, medical clinics, private practices, individual physicians, and other types of healthcare business entities. As many healthcare professionals have discovered, the sale or acquisition of a medical practice or healthcare business can be a daunting process, from the negotiation of complex commercial leases, to the transfer of sophisticated diagnostic equipment.
The healthcare attorneys at Bonne Bridges have the expertise to provide comprehensive advice at every stage of the sale or acquisition of medical practices, physician groups, and all other related enterprises.
Our extensive experience in the healthcare industry enables us to negotiate the most favorable transactional terms. In addition, our expertise allows us to guide and advise our clients from the moment they first decide to acquire or sell a practice, through the negotiation process, and ultimately to the closing of the most advantageous terms possible.
HIPAA/Patient Privacy Compliance
We routinely provide expert advice to our clients on all issues related to compliance with HIPAA (the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act") and state patient privacy laws. Both federal and state laws contain complex regulatory schemes mandating detailed measures for the protection of patient privacy.
Specifically, we assist providers by implementing HIPAA compliance plans, conducting HIPAA compliance audits, and providing compliance training and seminars. In addition, our attorneys counsel providers in responding to allegations of non-compliance by government regulatory agencies. Our thorough understanding of privacy issues and security stems from decades of success defending lawsuits and administrative actions in both state and federal court.
Healthcare reform has caused sweeping growth in the field of healthcare management entities. While this trend is advantageous for such healthcare delivery models, it also means that state and federal regulations of such companies will continue to evolve and increase in complexity.
Our firm provides comprehensive services to management companies throughout all phases of operation, including the structure of management companies and the drafting and negotiation of management services agreements, as well as providing guidance through the complexities of state and federal regulations.
Our team of experienced healthcare attorneys work with management companies of all sizes on a multitude of interests including business transactions, regulatory compliance, and business litigation.
Business & Employment Agreements/Risk Management
The healthcare profession presents a number of unique employment issues. We understand the complexities of healthcare employment agreements as well as independent contractor agreements, and counsel clients how to manage risk related to employment relationships.
Healthcare employment agreements contain a number of important distinctions from regular employment contracts, including nuances of malpractice insurance coverage, qualifications of employees, patient confidentiality, and a variety of state and federal regulatory measures. Our expertise in the healthcare industry serves as a strong foundation when it comes to drafting favorable employment agreements structured to minimize exposure both for healthcare entities and healthcare professionals.