Chapman Law Group has been representing physicians of all specialties, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists and veterinarians for over 30 years. The highly regulated health care industry has a vast amount of laws and regulations that can impact health care providers and their businesses. We have teams of attorneys who have immersed themselves in specific areas of health care law and who have developed a deep understanding of the nuisances, depth and breadth of the profession. Our attorneys can handle the most complex health care law matters, including:

    • Disciplinary actions: suspensions, revocations, restrictions, administrative complaints, board and ALJ hearings, investigations, appeals
    • Licensure issues: denials, renewals issues, difficulty obtaining a license, reporting convictions
    • Criminal actions: fraud, diversion, DUI, drug trafficking, unlawful prescribing, unlicensed practice of medicine, assault
    • Health care fraud and abuse: Medicare and Medicaid fraud, false claims, kickback, self-referral, and all other civil and criminal health care fraud allegations
    • Regulatory compliance: HIPAA, HITECH, CMS, DEA, state privacy laws, state and federal regulations
    • Business matters: business formation, practice acquisitions, practice buy-in and buy-outs, partnership agreements, adding ancillary services, kickback and Stark compliance review, medical director agreements, employment contracts, permitting and licensing, accreditation, CMS and Medicaid certification and enrollment, business and contract disputes
    • Health care audits: Medicare, Medicaid, third party, state, DEA
    • Payment matters: reimbursement issues, overpayment issues, audits, administrative actions, criminal actions, disclosure, compliance plans
    • NPDB Issues
    • Credentialing & Privileging: credentialing denials and revocations, staff privileges denial and revocation, OIG/CMS exclusion
    • Employment issues: employment contract review, credentialing, termination, harassment claims, disciplinary action, retaliation, residency program issues, employment and contract disputes
    • DEA: registration issues, enforcement actions, inspections, and hearings
    • Professional liability: medical malpractice, civil and criminal negligence

Chiropractic Licensure

Chapman Law Group has a team of exceptionally skilled licensing lawyers who are dedicated to helping physicians protect their license. Our lawyers for chiropractors assist with licensure issues, including state investigations, administrative complaints, chiropractic board hearings, administrative hearings, appeals, applications for licensure, and reporting convictions.

Chiropractors may be subject to discipline for:

    • Substance abuse/impairment issues (HPRP, PRN, OPHP);
    • Controlled substance violations/convictions;
    •  Being convicted, found guilty, or plea of nolo contendere to a crime related to practice;
    • Failure to meet continuing education requirements;
    • Fraud;
    • Sexual misconduct;
    • Disciplinary action was taken in another state;
    • Unable to practice chiropractic medicine with reasonable skill and safety;
    • Failure to supervise or improper delegation of duties;
    • Practicing beyond the scope permitted by law;
    • Using acupuncture without being properly certified;
    • Operating unlicensed clinic or practicing without a valid license;
    • Medical records violations;
    • Performing services not authorized by a patient;
    •  Gross or repeated malpractice;
    • False, deceptive or misleading advertising;
    • Probation violations;
    • Trust account violations; and
    • Unprofessional conduct.

Disciplinary actions can have a widespread and long-lasting effect on a chiropractor’s career. Therefore, our lawyers for chiropractors fight hard to resolve and disciplinary action and help chiropractors maintain their ability to practice.

Chiropractic Malpractice

With over 30 years of experience as a firm, our lawyers assist chiropractors who are accused of negligent manipulation, infucing a stroke, and failure to diagnose.  Many of our attorneys have over 10 years of experience in medical malpractice defense with providers of all kinds, and specifically chiropractors. We work with many of the leading malpractice insurers and also represent self-insured providers. our attorneys are sensitive to the cost of malpractice litigation and try to reduce the costs whenever possible.

Chiropractic Business

Our transactional attorneys assist practice owners with business and employment issues. For chiropractors  looking to start a new practice, we assist with acquisition and formation matters, including, purchase and sales agreements, partnership agreements, leases, review of business plans for compliance with anti-kickback and self-referral laws. We assist current practice owners with employment, compliance, credentialing, billing, and other issues related to the operation of a practice. We also represent chiropractors durring business, employment, and contract disputes.

Owning a practice is a great achievemet; It is also a significant investment. Our lawyers work with chiropractors to help them protect their investment and build a successful practice.

Criminal Defense for Chiropractors

Criminal convictions can cost chiropractic physicians their license. Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to helping health care providers protect their freedom durring criminal action and minimize the negative impact of criminal action on the provider’s license and career.

Our attorneys represent chiropractors accused of low-level crimies, such as DUI, theft, and assault,to serious crimes such as fraud, sexual assault, and drug-related crimes. Our Criminal defense attorneys are unique in that they only represent health care providers. They are exceptionally knowledgeable in both criminal law and health care law. see Health Care Fraud/Criminal Defense for more information.

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