Douglas S. Gregory, P.A. has in-depth knowledge and broad technical experience acquired over many years of practice. We, therefore, are able to provide individual, institutional, and organizational healthcare clients with a comprehensive array of legal services. By staying abreast of the emerging regulatory changes, legal developments, and business challenges that face our clients in today’s fast-paced, heavily regulated, and ever-changing healthcare landscape, we deliver practical advice and cost-effective, comprehensive representation tailored to our clients’ dynamic needs. We are result oriented and client driven.

We represent licensed healthcare providers, managed care organizations, medical equipment providers, individual medical professionals, physician organizations, long-term care facilities, and their insurers in all types of disputes involving multi-million-dollar exposure, including malpractice, commercial transaction and civil litigation, licensure investigation and enforcement actions, governmental and regulatory proceedings, peer review proceedings and credentialing matters, business torts, premises liability claims, and discrimination and employment matters.

We also provide healthcare regulatory and transactional advice, and routinely handle transactions, operational matters, physician practice matters, Medicare and AHCA licensures, HIPAA privacy matters, PSO issues, and managed care contracting.

In litigation matters, we have relationships with medical and healthcare industry experts who assist us in identifying issues early on and properly assessing our cases. We pride ourselves on our early accurate assessments and implementation of legal strategies that often lead to favorable resolution during the early stages of litigation through motion practice, mediation, arbitration, or timely and efficient settlements when advisable. When it is agreed upon to take a case to trial, we have a proven track record of obtaining favorable results.

We also counsel our healthcare clients with compliance issues, quality improvement measures, and all types of disputes. We assist our clients in the revision or drafting of bylaws, rules, and regulations, and policies and procedures designed to effectively ensure regulatory compliance, manage risk, and avoid future litigation.

We assist our healthcare clients with a wide range of services, including drafting and reviewing employment agreements, forming new business and subsidiaries, and advising on the proper corporate structure for a healthcare practice. We guide and assist healthcare professionals and organizations facing issues before licensing boards. We provide in-house general counsel services to those clients who do not employ in-house legal staff.

Our result-driven healthcare practice is focused on the goal of advancing and achieving the objectives of our clients in a cost-effective and comprehensive fashion based upon sound advice and experience. Our success includes resolving matters before trial and in the courtroom, as well as in providing clients with practical advice and guidance regarding regulatory, business, and other transactional matters.

We provide legal services to healthcare clients in the following areas:

  • Managed care contacts.
  • Medical reimbursements.
  • Litigation.
  • Arbitration.
  • Mediation.
  • Provider contracts.
  • State and federal investigations and regulation of health care entities, including licensure and audit defense.
  • Life sciences.
  • Medicaid & Medicare.
  • Contracts and business arrangements.
  • Nursing home and home health issues.
  • Fraud & abuse.
  • Stark and anti-kickback statute compliance.
  • Defense of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physicians, mental health practitioners, nurses and technicians.
  • Defense of long-term care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled persons.
  • Strategic legal guidance to reduce exposure to liability.
  • Reviews of practice procedures and protocols.
  • Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Department of Health (DOH) investigations.
  • Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements regarding hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and physician group practices.
  • Electronic Medical Records issues.
  • Medical ethics issues.
  • Managed care litigation, health insurance coverage, third-party administrators (TPAs).
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), medical records issues, HIV testing and patient confidentiality.
  • Representation of uninsured physicians.