Health law

The 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 care planning.

Please contact us to discuss your situation.