Hospital/Physician Integration

Maynard Cooper has more than 30 attorneys focused on serving health care clients across the United States. The firm’s Health Care Practice has earned the prestigious Band 1 ranking by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Firm clients include multiple health systems and physician practices nationwide, regional care organizations, national bundled payment initiatives, pharmacies and private equity funds targeting investments in a wide variety of health care-related ventures. Along with a robust health care 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, hospices, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and many other health care companies and providers. Maynard Cooper also has extensive experience representing health care clients in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, criminal prosecutions, and private litigation.

Our lawyers’ experience has enabled 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 health care group routinely advises clients regarding health care IT, distribution and supply chain, health care 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, general litigation, corporate governance and securities matters. As the listings below highlight, Maynard Cooper’s health care lawyers possess the judgment, skill and experience to provide practical, results-oriented advice and counsel to health care constituents facing the broad continuum of legal challenges and issues that may arise in today’s ever-changing and constantly evolving health care environment.

Maynard Cooper represents all types of health care providers, including the following:

  • Large and small health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Physician and physician group practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospices
  • Home health agencies
  • Reference laboratories
  • Diagnostic imaging and joint venture entities
  • Clinically integrated networks
  • Pharmacies

The firm’s health care attorneys regularly advise these clients regarding the following:

  • Integration, co-management and similar joint transactions/combinations between physician practice groups and hospitals/health systems (please see our Health Care – Physician/Hospital Integration page for further information)
  • Joint ventures
  • Fraud and abuse (including the Health Care Fraud and Anti-Kickback Statutes)
  • Stark Law and Exclusion Provisions
  • False Claims Act/Whistleblower claims
  • 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 responding to HRSA audits
  • Management services arrangements
  • 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


  • 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
October 19, 2020
Accomplished Government Relations Professional Joins Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to welcome Wade Heck to the Firm’s Government Relations Practice Group in Washington D.C. Wade is a Government Relations professional with over three decades of experience shaping and executing federal lobbying strategies and guiding…

October 9, 2020
SEC Snapshots Q3 2020

The members of Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Practice counsel public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. As a continued service to our clients,…