Office-based and ambulatory surgery centers serve as efficient means for physicians to provide patient services and reduce health care expenditures. Further, as the science of medicine progresses, producing improved outcomes and reducing the risk of procedures, the capabilities of outpatient centers are expanding and their role within the health care industry is becoming ever more critical. This importance has also increased the demand for capable, knowledgeable surgery center attorneys to assist providers in their efforts.
Although the State and Federal governments recognize this truth (and the Federal government has even adopted Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbors for certain ambulatory surgery centers), regulatory authorities also impose unique reporting, disclosure, accreditation, and other requirements upon office-based and ambulatory surgery centers.
The Health Law Partners, P.C., has extensive experience representing office-based and ambulatory surgery centers in all aspects of their business. Our surgery center attorneys frequently help to organize such centers, assist with private placement offerings, physician relationships, and other strategic affiliations, and help to address governance, compliance, accreditation, reimbursement, and Certificate of Need (CON) issues.