Health Care Law Reform
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The health care industry in the U.S. is constantly evolving. It has not been that long since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, and there have been many health care law developments since then.
There continue to be serious questions about where the nation’s health care system will go.
Whatever is down the road, the team of administrative lawyers at McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP always keeps its eye on health care law reform. By watching potential changes to federal or Texas laws closely, we are able to help our professional clients manage health care industry changes while avoiding running afoul of the law and placing their professional licenses in jeopardy.
We can help you directly impact health care law through reform. Our experienced government relations attorneys are knowledgeable about the legislative process and can help you lobby to make changes. Additionally, if you have any questions about health care law reform and how it may affect your practice or business, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced administrative law attorneys from McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P.
Health Care Laws
There are many federal and state laws that impact the health care industry including but not limited to:
- Texas Medical Practice Act
- Texas Nursing Practice Act
- Texas Health & Safety Code
- Texas Occupations Code
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA)
- Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
- Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA)
- Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
These are only a handful of the laws many medical professionals and employers need to be aware of. You may also have to be on top of Texas’ Medicaid regulations and federal Medicare regulations, not to mention dozens of other state-level health care laws and agency rules.
The sheer volume of health care law is one of the reasons you benefit from working with our experienced legal team. Your job is to focus on providing high quality health care services or taking care of your employees. It is our job to read, analyze, and understand the law and then pass on our knowledge regarding health care law reform to you.
Who We Represent
We represent a wide-range of stakeholders within the health care industry, including but not limited to:
- Physician Assistants
- Physical therapists
- Dentists and dental hygienists
- Psychologists and other mental health service providers
As employers and services providers, you must consistently navigate the changing health care industry. Not hearing about or understanding a health care law reform could result in becoming non-compliant with the law, which in turn could lead to a loss or limitation of your professional license and an inability to continue your practice.
Our team of administrative lawyers at McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P. is here to help you keep up with health care legal developments, implement changes, and, when necessary, defend your professional licenses in front of the appropriate board.
Guiding You Through Health Care Law Reform
The laws that impact health care providers, businesses, and employers not only change through legislative initiative, they also evolve through case law and administrative rulemaking. When individuals file lawsuits, the outcome of their cases can significantly impact how a law is interpreted and implemented. In response to new statutes and case law, regulatory bodies make new rules. At McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P., we keep up to date with potential legislative changes, judicial decisions, and regulatory rulemaking.
The best way to retain your professional license and avoid legal or administrative violations is to always remain compliant with health care laws and rules. We help you do just that. Our team of administrative lawyers has decades of experience with health care law and license defense. Not only can we guide you through health care law reforms, we can aggressively defend your license against accusations of non-compliance.
Assisting Health Care Providers
As a health care provider, you have to remain on top of numerous state and federal laws. When changes are made, you have to know what that means for your business. At McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P., we can help answer all of your questions and more.
Our attorneys will guide you through issues related to:
- Working with plans and exchanges
- Medicare/Medicaid compliance
- Medical billing coding
- Patient privacy and confidentiality
- Obtaining and maintaining facility and individual credentials
- Medical case reviews
Contact Our Health Care Lawyers Today
As a medical professional, business owner, or human resources professional, it can be incredibly challenging to keep up with health care law reform. Once you fully understand all of the current laws that apply to your situation, a new change is announced. It can be a full-time job keeping up with the health care industry and anticipating all of the potential reforms. Your focus should be on providing care. It is our duty to keep a firm grasp on current health care regulations and prepare for coming reforms. We do much of the mental heavy lifting to help you remain compliant with state and federal laws.
If you do find yourself out of sync with current health care regulation or you are ill-prepared to comply with an upcoming change, contact us at McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P. We can advise you on your next best steps, and, if needed, aggressively defend your license through the administrative process.
For more information on how we can help, contact us to schedule an initial consultation.