attorneys of Morgan, Carlo, Downs have extensive experience
in representing healthcare providers in a variety of clinical and
practice based issues arising in medicine and dentistry.
We have represented providers before every healthcare licensing
Board and have represented both institutions and providers in administrative
hearings. At the administrative level, we have litigated cases involving
alleged inappropriate admissions and ineffective utilization review
pursuant to applicable Medicaid guidelines. We have also pursued
health insurers for underpayment or denial of payment on behalf of
health care entities.
Our attorneys have represented individuals and institutions before
regulatory bodies and negotiated resolutions with the OIG regarding
alleged EMTALA violations. We regularly work with providers to provide
counsel and advice with respect to reporting requirements of the
National Practitioner Data Bank and the various licensing and accreditation
bodies for healthcare providers and healthcare entities.
We regularly counsel and advise hospitals, practice groups, and
individuals regarding the design and development of practice forms.
Such work includes the development and implementation of Informed
Consent forms and Clinical Policies and Procedures. We also interpret
and advise our provider clients on proper utilization of Advanced
Directives. Our attorneys also provide advice on medical records
retention, disclosure, and confidentiality (including HIPAA) issues.
Our attorneys have lectured and made presentations on topics in
health law. Mr. Morgan has lectured on Medical Records Law in Maryland.
Mr. Morgan and Ms. Bender have both made presentations on Informed
Consent and Medical Power of Attorney law.
Our attorneys have also drafted, revised, and interpreted healthcare
entity Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. We regularly provide advice
on alleged violations of Code of Conduct, sexual harassment, and
behavior policies. We have represented healthcare entities and providers
in both prosecuting and defending matters involving internal administrative
enforcement of Code of Conduct policies, clinical parameters of care,
sexual harassment, and behavioral rules before the internal administrative
review body at each level including appeals to the Board of Directors.
We have been called on to provide crisis management advice with
respect to a variety of sensitive issues that can adversely affect
the providers’ reputation. Our attorneys also handle guardianship
petitions on behalf of hospitals to effectuate appropriate placement
and aftercare plans for patients unable to participate in their own
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