Johnstone Adams has a comprehensive health care practice, representing a myriad of health care providers in South Alabama and along the Gulf Coast. Clients of the firm include health care systems and networks, general acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, mental health centers, management service organizations, home health agencies, professional corporations and other health care providers and preferred provider organizations.
Lawyers with the firm advise health care providers on matters such as physician recruitment, acquisition of physician practices, physician contracting, medical staff credentialing, disciplinary hearings and medical staff bylaws, managed care contracting, certificates of need, medical records issues, malpractice defense, tax exemption issues, Medicare fraud and abuse, physician self-referral (Stark Law) and a wide variety of other matters.
Johnstone Adams has assisted in resolving hospital-physician disputes. The firm has also had considerable experience in drafting a variety of agreements for or between health care institutions, physicians, suppliers and employees, and in managed care contracting.