Oliver Building Pittsburgh

Since opening its doors, Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe has met the complex legal needs of public and privately-held healthcare industry clients.

Our team-based approach aims at providing practical solutions to the client’s business as a whole, not just to its parts. From regulatory compliance to mergers and acquisitions to dispute resolution, we guide clients across the healthcare industry spectrum, including:

  • Business owners, investors, lenders and brokers involved in mergers and acquisitions
  • Healthcare-related technology companies
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians and physician practice groups
  • Practice management companies
  • Health insurance companies, HMOs and managed care companies
  • Home health agencies and hospices
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Healthcare Business Process Outsourcing companies

Regulatory Compliance

We frequently guide clients through the ever-changing maze of federal and state regulations affecting the healthcare industry. Our attorneys help our clients to navigate through the Affordable Care Act’s sweeping changes. We also advise on compliance issues relating to HIPAA, GINA, Medicare and Medicaid, Stark, anti-kickback statutes and the False Claims Act.

Litigation

When conflict cannot be avoided, we provide clients with litigation advice and representation. We focus on solving clients’ problems in the most effective and appropriate manner, whether by settlement or by aggressive representation in court. We regularly handle a variety of matters including fraud and abuse claims, transactional disputes and restrictive covenant litigation, to name just a few.

Corporate

We frequently advise healthcare industry clients looking to merge, acquire, divest, reorganize or get financing. Our experience in this growing segment complements our thriving general corporate practice. We counsel clients ranging from start-ups to mature companies, and help them to resolve issues relating to changes of ownership (CHOWs), the 36-Month Rule, technology licensing, transactional agreements and broker/dealer regulations.

Employment

We also handle employment matters, including provider and physician employment agreements, restrictive covenant issues and wage and hour compliance, representing both employers and employees in such matters. Moreover, our employee benefits attorneys have a great deal of experience in advising healthcare industry clients on all types of employee benefits and executive compensation matters.