Our healthcare clients look to us for counsel as they explore new opportunities and navigate legal and operational challenges. They trust us to find solutions that are practical, effective, and efficient. This is our commitment to our clients. Our mutual rewards are long-term, loyal relationships that strengthen our clients and improve our service.
Experience + Engagement = Efficiency
We deliver exceptional legal services to leading providers of healthcare services and technology. Our depth of experience allows us to answer questions practically and quickly. We take our knowledge of the healthcare industry and focus on our client's culture, objectives, and concerns to develop feasible, actionable options. You will receive what you need when you need it. We strive to make working with Davis Wright Tremaine easy and enjoyable by prioritizing service and understanding our clients' needs.
Our lawyers are organized in teams designed to address client needs efficiently. Groups like our healthcare M&A team and our healthcare litigation and investigations practice include lawyers dedicated to a team approach. These teams anticipate and deliver what is needed, reducing the client's burden and ensuring the right issues are addressed by lawyers with the right expertise. Our teams are both experienced in healthcare and knowledgeable in relevant areas of law, including healthcare compliance, technology, M&A, tax, tax exemption, labor and employment, antitrust, litigation, real estate, and finance.
Digital Health & Health Technology
Labor & Employment
Fraud & Abuse
Licensing, Certification, Accreditation, Operations
Investigations & Litigation
Reimbursement, Compliance & the No Surprises Act
The attorneys who support our reimbursement practice have familiarized themselves for decades with the operational goals of and challenges faced by large health systems, academic medical practices, behavioral health organizations, and other healthcare providers. We help our clients interpret and understand statutes, regulations, and other policies governing reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, military payment programs, and local government payment programs, allowing them to maximize payment opportunities and avoid problems that may arise from non-compliance with reimbursement rules. Our Medicare appeals experience extends to cost report payment disputes, coverage disputes, provider status disputes, and civil money penalty disputes from administrative-level appeals through to judicial review, both at the trial court and appellate levels. We represent clients in commercial third-party payor arrangements, assisting in contract negotiations, resolving disputes, and advising on compliance and accreditation programs. We are also well versed on the No Surprises Act and have counseled many clients on the new and evolving obligations arising under the act.
Privacy & Security
Our TEO group works closely with our healthcare attorneys to provide coordinated, integrated advice on the issues that face today's nonprofit healthcare organizations. We advise on federal and state tax exemption, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt bond financings, joint ventures, for-profit/nonprofit structures, unrelated business income tax, nonprofit governance, and executive compensation. Our attorneys counsel nonprofit hospitals on Section 501(r) compliance and represent nonprofit healthcare and medical research organizations in IRS examinations and challenges to tax exemption.