Health Care


The Honigman Health Care Practice Group is recognized nationally as a leader in health care law, as reflected by numerous professional recognitions, publications and leadership positions held by our attorneys in state and national health care organizations. In addition to handling hundreds of transactions, many of our Health Care attorneys have earned advanced degrees in medical, health administration and business disciplines. This background, coupled with our knowledge and experience, enables us to craft legally compliant and strategic solutions that are pragmatic, economically sound and that add value.

Honigman's Health Care Practice Group has the advantage of being part of a full-service law firm that effectively represents health care clients in today’s highly complex business, organizational and regulatory environments. Honigman provides value to its clients by offering high quality legal services not only from experienced health care attorneys, but also from attorneys highly accomplished in such practices as antitrust, bankruptcy, construction, employee benefits, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, environmental, securities, and tax and real estate tax.

Our approach to legal services is first and foremost client focused. We pride ourselves on actively listening to our clients’ strategic business goals and concerns, and collaborating with them to achieve the best business solutions as efficiently as possible. We monitor and analyze daily developments in the health care industry and share our insights with clients to enable them to make informed, timely and compliant business decisions.

Honigman’s Health Care Practice Group serves organizations and individuals who provide, arrange or pay for health care services across the nation, including, for example, localities in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and California. Our clients include the following:

 Hospital and Health System Clients

  • Academic medical centers
  • Community hospitals
  • Critical-access hospitals
  • Long-term care hospitals
  • Multi-hospital systems
  • Municipal hospitals
  • Rural hospitals
  • Specialty hospitals

Physician Clients

  • Multi-specialty group practices
  • Physicians involved in intellectual property development and investment

  • Single specialty group practices

  • Sole practitioners
  • University-affiliated faculty practice plans

Other Providers and Suppliers

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • CRNAs
  • Durable medical equipment companies
  • Home health agencies
  • Homes for the aged
  • Hospices
  • Imaging centers
  • Independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs)
  • Pharmacies (retail, compounding, specialty)
  • Physical therapy clinics
  • Senior living facilities, across the continuum of care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Urgent care centers


  • Accountable care organizations
  • Clinically integrated networks
  • Data analytics companies
  • Drug and device manufacturers and distributors
  • Health care consultants
  • HMOs, PPOs and managed care plans
  • Population health management

Representative Matters

  • Advised clients in transactions across the country among any combination of non-profit, for-profit, Catholic, acute care, critical access, municipal and specialty hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, physician groups, clinical labs and ancillary providers, including affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, whole hospital leases, joint ventures and joint operating agreements
  • Assisted in establishing a new specialty hospital from corporate formation to application for tax-exempt status, certificate of need application, Medicare and other payor enrollment and licensure
  • Assisted health systems in connection with developing clinically integrated networks, hospital physician alignment and ACO participation
  • Assisted physician clients on intellectual property development and investment
  • Assisted clients with the establishment and expansion of ownership in ambulatory surgery centers by hospitals, investor groups and physicians, including corporate formation, state licensure and Medicare enrollment
  • Represented acute care, long term care, specialty hospitals, including cancer centers, municipal hospitals and critical access hospitals in day-to-day operations, contracts, joint ventures and other transactions
  • Represented hospitals and health systems in nationwide Medicare payment appeals
  • Appealed denial of substantive Medicare payments to hospitals for medical education
  • Defended provider in connection with a major third-party payment audit
  • Represented large and small health providers in bond financing transactions
  • Responded to OIG and other government subpoenas and compliance investigations, qui tam actions and discovery requests and effectively negotiated resolution
  • Provided compliance advice on the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA, tax, human subjects research and other regulatory matters
  • Facilitated HIPAA compliance, including updates to Business Associate Agreements, Notice of Privacy Practices, Policies and Procedures, Risk Analysis, Breach Notification and Enforcement Actions
  • Advised small and large physician groups on employment contracts, affiliation, buy-ins, buy-outs and participation in clinically integrated networks and ACOs
  • Advised large physician group on strategic plans in response to health care reform initiatives
  • Created research consortium consisting of more than a dozen community hospitals and negotiate research contracts between specialty hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and government granting bodies
  • Negotiated complex health information technology contracts implementations and outsourcing arrangements, including for electronic health records
  • Counseled new medical school regarding clinical affiliations to ensure educational experiences for students
  • Served as borrower's counsel for health care systems in connection with bond financings where the proceeds are used to acquire another hospital or health care system or for other capital needs
  • Represented health care clients in connection with their commercial loan agreements with lenders
  • Established relationships with lenders interested in lending money to borrowers for health care ventures

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