Chapman Law Group has been representing physicians of all specialties, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists and veterinarians for over 25 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:
We have a team of highly experienced lawyers who are dedicated to professional licensing defense. These lawyers represent doctors daily before the medical boards, state licensing divisions, administrative courts and the DEA. They regularly defend doctors who face disciplinary action regarding DUI, drug diversion, positive drug tests, criminal convictions, patient complaints, probation violations, impairment issues (PRN, HPRP, OPHP) and unprofessional conduct. Our lawyers for doctors also have experience handling more serious disciplinary actions related to drug trafficking, Medicare fraud and sexual misconduct. Our lawyers assist doctors during all stages of the disciplinary process — state investigations, informal hearings before the medical board, administrative hearings, appeals, post-action reporting and probation modifications.
Our licensure attorneys also assist doctors who have difficulty obtaining a medical license or DEA registration, whether due to prior relinquishment, disciplinary or criminal action, or other reasons. See also Medical License Defense and DEA Registration Disciplinary Action.
Our criminal defense lawyers are unique in that they only represent health care providers. Their combined knowledge and experience in criminal law and health care law allows them to handle the most complex cases against physicians. Our lawyers represent doctors facing felony charges related to health care, such as drug trafficking, drug diversion, criminal health care fraud and sexual misconduct involving a patient(s). Our lawyers for doctors also defend against DUI, assault, shoplifting, and other criminal charges that can threaten a doctor’s medical license, DEA Registration and CMS enrollment.
Our criminal attorneys not only work hard to defend doctors during criminal action, they also work hard to reduce the collateral consequences that can result from a criminal conviction or mere allegation of criminal wrongdoing (i.e. disciplinary action, loss of employment, credentialing and staff privileges denials, NPDB reports, OIG exclusion, DEA registration revocation). See also Criminal Defense for Physicians.
Our transactional lawyers assist doctors with practice ownership matters such as practice start-up, practice acquisition, buying into a practice, adding ancillary services, adding beds, change in location, and practice closure. Our lawyers are experienced in drafting and negotiating sales and purchase agreements, business formation documents, partnership agreements, lease agreements, employment contracts, medical director agreements, and other contracts. Our lawyers also assist with permitting and licensing applications, certificate of need applications and appeals, accreditation, inspections, change of ownership or location filings, and CMS participation.
Practice ownership requires a significant investment of time and finances. Our goal is to help doctors build successful practices and help alleviate the stress and uncertainty in operating a new practice. Therefore, we carefully consider the tax, financial, risk, and fraud issues that may arise after the transaction is complete. See also Starting a Medical Practice.
Our lawyers assist physicians with various employment matters, including credentialing, staff privileges, NPDB issues, employment contract review, employer probation and termination issues, wrongful termination claims, employer investigations, residency issues, etc.
Employment termination, revocation or denial of staff privileges, and revocation of credentialing are serious matters for physicians because they may be reportable to medical boards and the NPDB. Our lawyers understand the lasting effects a negative employment action can have on a physician’s career and therefore work hard to prevent such action and minimize negative ramification from an employment-related action.
The federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1320, prohibits payments to induce the referral of patients for services or equipment paid for by federal health care programs……..
Before representing a defendant charged with health care fraud, it is important for defense counsel to gain a detailed understanding of Medicare billing……..
Mike Meltser a Texas based attorney recently reached out to Ronald W. Chapman and invited him on his podcast to talk about the recent NFL Health Care Fraud.
Chapman Law Group’s own Ronald W. Chapman Sr. was recently interviewed by Alicia Jessop, a writer for “The Athletic”. The interview in regards to former NFL Player Fraud Case.
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