Chambers USA – Texas (2021)
Today’s health care industry is marked by extraordinary transformation and opportunity. Health care delivery and reimbursement is shifting rapidly toward value-based care and vertical consolidation, while health systems, providers in many different specialties and other forward-thinking leaders are joining forces to tackle some of the sector’s largest challenges. Digital health solutions are evolving the doctor-patient relationship beyond in-person encounters, fundamentally transforming the quality and delivery of health care – and investors are taking notice.
If you’re doing something that has never been done before, looking to do something better than it has ever been done before or looking for ways to effectively stay the course, we’re here to help. We partner with innovators and middle-market companies, as well as the non-profit operators, who put mission before margin, with the goal of creating strategic relationships with the businesses transforming today’s health care. We also counsel strategic buyers and investors in a pragmatic way, with an understanding of risk and reward obtained through years of representing all the different constituencies in health care transactions.
- Corporate and Transactional Practice
Our transactional lawyers have been involved in the evolution of traditional health care entity ownership structures and the emergence of new alignments and financing methods. From boardroom advice and steady guidance through the creation of standalone clinics, to the formation of health systems, mergers, acquisitions, innovative financings, private equity and other strategic investments, and restructurings, we offer clients a broad team of transactional lawyers dedicated to the health care industry.
Our deep bench of litigation attorneys successfully lead cases covering virtually every aspect of health law, including internal and criminal investigations; False Claims Act allegations; government reimbursement suits; provider licensing and certification investigations; medical staff disciplinary actions; products liability; and medical malpractice defense.
- Regulatory Practice
Our attorneys also offer experience regarding compliance reviews and risk assessments; government investigations and enforcement actions; Medicare and Medicaid payment issues; government audits; and in advocacy before the House, Senate, Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, Food & Drug Administration and other executive branch agencies.
- Outside Counsel Services
As a full-service law firm, we are positioned to serve as outside general counsel for our health care clients and help solve nearly any issue they may face in the life cycle of their business, such as labor & employment, tax, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, construction, bankruptcy and environmental matters.
Those who hire Munsch Hardt are hiring a dedicated, multidisciplinary team that devotes all or a substantial portion of their practices to serving clients in every sector of the health care industry. Our attorneys strive to be trusted advisors and fully understand the unique relationships that exist between today’s providers, patients, payers and regulators. Many of the businesses we serve include the following:
- Long-Term Care & Post-Acute Care Facilities
Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs), home health agencies, hospices, rehabilitation centers and more.
- Hospital Systems
Tax-exempt and for-profit health care systems, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), community and specialty hospitals.
- Physicians & Physician Groups
Internal medicine groups, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine specialists, pain management groups and OBGYN medical groups.
- Management Groups
Management service organizations (MSOs), group purchase organizations (GPOs) and dental service organizations (DSOs).
- Ancillary Services
Pharmacies, clinical labs, dentists, veterinarians, non-physician practitioners (e.g. physician assistants and nurse practitioners), optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, ambulatory surgery, radiation oncology, cardiology, lithotripsy centers and wellness centers, including medical spas.
- Health Care Investors
Private equity funds, real estate investors, private accredited investors and developers.
- Manufacturers & Distributors
Medical device, regulated products, hormones and other supplements, as well as durable medical equipment companies.
- Technology Health Care Companies
Telemedicine and mobile health care providers, medical application developers and telehealth providers.
Why We're Different
We pride ourselves on being more than just attorneys; we are business advisors. Our health care clients can expect to work directly with experienced shareholders who remain hands-on throughout the course of an entire project. Our shareholders and their teams don’t simply research cases and handle transactions; we also attend business sessions, visit health care sites and participate in meaningful strategic planning meetings. Our attorneys truly immerse themselves into the industry they serve.
Our team also is comprised of numerous attorneys who are recognized by Chambers USA – Texas, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Inc. and Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. We also offer clients access to attorneys who are board certified in health care law and serve in leadership positions on a number of Texas’ top health care organizations.