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The Firm's Healthcare Practice has earned the prestigious Band 1 ranking by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for numerous years. Firm clients include multiple health systems and physician practices nationwide, Medicaid health care network entities, providers participating in national bundled payments, shared savings, and direct contracting initiatives under the Medicare program, pharmacies, and private equity funds targeting investments in a wide variety of healthcare-related ventures. Along with a robust healthcare regulatory compliance practice, we have served as primary counsel in a significant number of transactions involving the purchase, sale, merger and/or integration of hospitals, hospital systems, physician practices, clinically integrated networks, hospices, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, sleep lab ventures, and many other healthcare companies and providers. Maynard also has extensive experience representing healthcare clients in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, criminal prosecutions, and private litigation.

Our lawyers' experience enables us to tailor creative strategies for clients across the healthcare spectrum, including advising clients regarding alternative payment and clinical integration models, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and multi-diagnostic facilities. The firm's healthcare group routinely advises clients regarding healthcare IT, distribution and supply chain, healthcare financing and investment, and medical office development and construction transactions. Representation of our clients extends to other areas of the firm's expertise, including governmental affairs, taxation (including 501(c)(3) entities), employee benefits, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, privacy, security and cybersecurity, litigation, corporate governance, and securities matters. Our focus is to thoroughly understand each client's business and objectives so that we can effectively advise them and ensure that they are successful.

The firm’s healthcare attorneys regularly advise clients regarding:

  • Clinical integration between multiple stakeholders in the healthcare industry
  • Integration, co-management, and similar joint transactions between physician practice groups and hospitals/health systems
  • Joint ventures
  • Management services arrangements
  • Stark Law and Exclusion Provisions
  • False Claims Act/Whistleblower claims
  • Fraud and abuse, including the Health Care Fraud and Anti-Kickback Statutes
  • Government investigations and enforcement actions
  • Medical staff bylaws and credentialing matters
  • Professional services and employment agreements with physicians
  • Medicare reimbursement issues
  • 340B Drug Pricing Program participation and compliance, including HRSA audits
  • HIPAA Privacy/Security
  • Corporate structure and governance issues
  • State licensure and other regulatory issues
  • Joint Commission
  • Antitrust issues
  • FDA Matters
  • Technology licensing matters
  • Executive compensation and employee benefits
  • Asset purchases and other significant transactions
  • Tax-exempt bond financings
  • Hospital and physician group management and organization
  • Audit services with regard to the Medicare Integrity Program
  • Development and maintenance of corporate compliance programs
  • Internal and external audits and investigations
  • Certificate of Need requirements and related litigation

Clients of Healthcare Services

  • Appleton Cardiology Associates, P.C.
  • Baptist Health Centers, Inc.
  • Baptist Health System, Inc.
  • Baptist Physician Alliance, LLC
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, P.C.
  • Cardiology Associates of Waterbury, P.C.
  • Cardiovascular Associates of North Alabama, P.C.
  • CardioVascular Associates, P.C.
  • Cardiovascular Associates, P.C. of Kingsport, TN
  • Cardiovascular Associates, P.S.C. of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Coffee Health Group
  • Columbia Heart Clinic
  • Community Hospices of America, Inc.
  • Consultants in Cardiology, P.A.
  • DCH Health System
  • Desert Cardiology of Tucson
  • East Alabama Medical Center
  • Eastside Cardiology Associates, P.C.
  • Hattiesburg Clinic
  • HealthSouth Corporation
  • Heart Center of the Rockies of Fort Collins, CO
  • Illinois Heart & Vascular of the Greater Chicago Area
  • Iowa Heart Center, P.C.
  • Jackson Heart Clinic
  • Jefferson County Commission
  • Louisiana Cardiology Associates, LLC
  • Louisiana Medical Center & Heart Hospital
  • Medworks Rx
  • Noland Health Services, Inc.
  • Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
  • Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.
  • Quality of Life Health Services, Inc.
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Source Medical Solutions, Inc.
  • Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC
  • The Stern Cardiovascular Center, P.A.
  • The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C.
  • The Valletta Group
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute, P.C.
  • UAB Health System
  • UAB Medical West
  • West Michigan Heart, P.C.
  • Western Piedmont Heart Centers

Healthcare News
Monday, July 11, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the arrival of five experienced attorneys joining the Firm as Associates in the Real Estate, Public Finance, Cybersecurity & Privacy, and Healthcare practice groups. A. Wade Cornelius, Associate, Real Estate, BirminghamCallie Passwater, Associate, Public Finance, AtlantaThomas Ritter, Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy, NashvilleMitchell...

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Thursday, June 2, 2022


Maynard is pleased to announce that forty-three attorneys and twelve areas of practice are recognized by Chambers and Partners in its Chambers USA Guide 2022, the world’s leading provider of law firm research and analytics. Maynard is ranked as a leading firm in the following areas of practice: Alabama Banking...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maynard Receives High Marks from Chambers and Partners in 2021

Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that thirteen areas of practice and 47 lawyers received high rankings in the 2021 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers High Net Worth: the World's Leading Private Wealth Advisors.* Maynard is ranked as a leading firm in...

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