Health Care

Rutledge Ecenia regularly represents a broad spectrum of health care clients including some of the largest health care systems and managed care entities in the world. We routinely represent acute care and specialty hospitals, physician practice groups, general hospitals, specialty hospitals, mental health centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices and ambulatory surgical centers.

Our representation covers the full range of legal and business issues that face the health care industry. These include certificates of need, mergers and acquisitions, contract preparation and review, disciplinary actions, fraud and abuse, licensing, litigation, managed care contracting and payment issues, medical staff issues, physician and group practice representation and reimbursement disputes with Medicare and Medicaid. We routinely represent clients in matters of health care litigation before the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Health, and the various regulatory boards for health care professionals.

We are integrally involved in the strategic and business planning of our clients and serve as counselors as well as lawyers to them. We have extensive experience in complex health care transactions and in the regulation of the health care profession by state and federal agencies.