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Medical Regulation

Health Care organizations in the United States face a baffling patchwork of state and federal laws and regulations. Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys provide experienced counsel on the full range of health care regulatory issues to entities in virtually all health care sectors.

Medical privacy is a major concern in the industry, and violations are now subject to increased enforcement action with risk of greater penalties. We advise clients on issues and regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot also provides sophisticated counsel on reimbursement issues arising under Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs. Today’s enforcement environment for health care entities often requires a proactive approach to regulatory operations. Our lawyers interface with all relevant federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies and work with clients and trade associations to guide government decision-makers as they develop reimbursement policies for existing and novel products and services.

Our attorneys also work with a variety of state agencies to address licensing and certification issues for our clients, including Certificate of Need issues. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the most effective representation possible when any issue arises.


Jennifer C. Alexander
Mara E. Michaletz