Hospitals and Health Systems

PROVEN COUNSEL

We partner with hospitals, health systems and provider organizations across the United States and around the world on all aspects of healthcare legal, investment, operations and regulatory matters. As the top-ranked healthcare law firm, we advise clients on all elements of the health industry. The results are operational efficiencies and reduced costs, optimized investments in technology and innovation, and improved patient care and safety.
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Areas of Interest

innovation Centers

Navigate the many regulatory, legal and business requirements your revolutionary developments bring including:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax and Tax Exemption
  • Data Privacy And Security
  • Employee Benefits
  • FDA
  • Conflicts Of Interest and More

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coronavirus resource center

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has suddenly and permanently changed the way we deliver, consume and pay for healthcare services. To help you understand these changes McDermott has developed a COVID-19 resource center where you can find current updates and analysis.

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collaborative transformation

Unexpected partners are joining forces to innovate in bold and surprising ways, as they do, they face some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. We’re here to help with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and all other types of innovative collaborations.

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Digital Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment
  • Tax
  • Licensing
  • Litigation

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Digital healtH

At the forefront of the transforming Digital Health landscape McDermott works with hospitals and health systems to make sense of the changing digital landscape and implement strategies and tools that align with the most recent regulatory requirements.

  • Telehealth/Telemedicine
  • Health Information Technology
  • Big Data and Data Strategies
  • Data Privacy/Security HIPAA and State Laws
  • Intellectual Property

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Consolidation and RestructurinG

Consolidating and restructuring hospital and health systems is a complex process that involves a range of critical planning and coordination steps to ensure the health, welfare and safety of hospital patients and mitigate legal, financial and other risks for the hospital and its officers and directors.

Corporate Governance

Healthcare corporations and their leadership face a host of legal and reputational challenges that must be addressed strategically and proactively. Our healthcare governance team, provides engaging, issue-based resources on the risk areas corporations face and how the general counsel’s office and the board can address them.

  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Fiduciary Considerations
  • Protocols and Structure
  • Culture and Leadership for Radical Decision Making

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THE OVERTURNING OF ROE V. WADE RESOURCE CENTER

Understanding the importance of women’s health, we assembled a cross-practice team long ago focusing on reproductive health. In the wake of Roe being overturned, this group is at the forefront of monitoring the evolving landscape and analyzing the broad impact on organizations across the US. We are counseling clients on the myriad challenges they’re facing, including a wide array of compliance and risk mitigation issues, as we help them navigate through the uncertainty. We are also addressing these topics through webinars, thought leadership and interactions with the media. This resource center will remain updated with the latest information, announcements of upcoming webinars, recordings of past webinars, checklists, thought leadership and media coverage.

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340B LITIGATION TRACKER

McDermott+Consulting has launched a 340B Litigation Tracking Tool, a real-time resource following the 30+ state and federal 340B program legal challenges. No more searching online or sorting through your newsfeed for important case developments. This tracker, available 24/7 and regularly monitored by our team, delivers concise updates to help you make informed risk analyses on what’s next for your business in the evolving 340B landscape.

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general counsel’s corner

HOSPITALS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY: NEW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

November 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest climate change legislation ever enacted in the United States and abroad, and it will have a powerful impact not only in the energy space but also in the healthcare and hospital sectors. It includes provisions that offer new financial incentives to hospitals investing in renewable energy, emissions reduction and energy efficiency. Explore key opportunities and actionable steps that your in-house team stakeholders need to know about how to take advantage of what the IRA has to offer.

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Articles

DEPARTMENTS ISSUE FINAL RULE IMPLEMENTING CERTAIN NO SURPRISES ACT PROVISIONS

August 25, 2022

CMS PROPOSES KEY DETAILS FOR PAYMENT METHODOLOGY, QUALITY MEASURES AND ENROLLMENT POLICIES FOR RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS

July 20, 2022

OIG ISSUES UNFAVORABLE OPINION ON LABORATORY SPECIMEN COLLECTION PAYMENTS TO HOSPITALS

July 12, 2022

CMS SEEKS TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS LIMITING CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL LOCATION REQUIREMENT

July 7, 2022
ONE STEP CLOSER TO A NEW PROVIDER TYPE: CMS ISSUES PROPOSED RULE ON RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

July 7, 2022

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TAKES ACTION TO IMPROVE COMPETITION, TRANSPARENCY AND QUALITY FOR HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

April 22, 2022

Podcasts

CONVERSATIONS ON HEALTH CARE GOVERNANCE: DUTIES OF NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS
CONVERSATIONS ON HEALTH CARE GOVERNANCE: ISSUES FACING NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS
CONVERSATIONS ON HEALTH CARE GOVERNANCE: ADVISING NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS

DRIVING THE DEAL: HEALTHCARE ANTITRUST IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WITH ASHLEY FISHER

DRIVING THE DEAL: THE NO SURPRISES ACT WITH BRIAN STIMSON

Driving the Deal: Unwinding the Public Health Emergency with Brian Stimson

DRIVING THE DEAL: A LENDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON HEALTHCARE PE DEALS

Driving the Deal: Clearing Regulatory Hurdles in Public Hospital M&A

DRIVING THE DEAL PODCAST: RESTRUCTURING AND BANKRUPTCY CONSIDERATIONS

Driving the Deal: Public Hospital M&A and Stakeholder Buy-In

Dealmaking in the Sunlight: Navigating Public Hospital M&A

Collaboration Through Innovation Centers

Videos

NEW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

November 1, 2022

PROPOSED CHANGES TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS & RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS

August 23, 2022

REGULATORY DISPUTES WITH HHS: WHEN TO NEGOTIATE AND WHEN TO LITGATE

March 25, 2021

340B IN 2021: WHAT COVERED ENTITIES NEED TO KNOW NOW

March 18, 2021

ANSWERING PROVIDERS’ VACCINATION QUESTIONS

FEBRUARY 2, 2021

DATA LICENSE AGREEMENT LITIGATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

OCTOBER 28, 2020

PAVC TELEHEALTH: PERSPECTIVES ON THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND

OCTOBER 29, 2020

APIS AND INFORMATION BLOCKING: WHAT PROVIDERS NEED TO KNOW

OCTOBER 13, 2020

Structuring Your Innovation Center Investment

Special Reports

KEY TAKEAWAYS: HOSPITALS & HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION BOOTCAMP FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
ESTABLISHING A CPOD MODEL: 5 INITIAL STEPS FOR EMPLOYERS
KEY TAKEAWAYS: REMOTE WORK FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
PROVIDER RELIEF FUND (PRF): GENERAL AND TARGETED DISTRIBUTIONS

EVENTS

HOSPITALS & HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022

This one-day conference, held October 21, 2022 in New York, explored the emerging trends and cutting edge partnerships across the industry that are transforming the business of healthcare. The Hospitals & Health Systems Innovation Summit provides premier opportunities to learn from and connect with C-suite executives, top strategists, investors, bankers and other leaders as they share insights on how to innovate, collaborate and grow in a dynamic healthcare landscape.

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McDERMOTT AND EY AT THE 2022 J.P. MORGAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEMS FORUM

Industry leaders, innovators and investors from across the healthcare industry will gather together for two days of exclusive, hybrid events at the largest healthcare investment symposium. Join executives from PE firms, investment banks, hospitals, health systems and other industry-leading organizations for discussions on the critical business and legal issues encountered by leaders across the healthcare industry.

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2020 HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM INNOVATION SUMMIT

This summit will give C-suite executives, in-house counsel, investors and other healthcare leaders the insights they need to position their organizations to innovate, collaborate and grow even in the midst of disruption.

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Hospitals & Health Systems Team Leads

Kerrin B. Slattery
Partner | Chicago

Charles Buck
Partner | Boston

Hospitals & Health Systems Team

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