Practice Areas

Health Law

Paley Rothman’s health law attorneys provide sophisticated legal advice to medical and dental practices throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our knowledge of the health sector along with our experience and strong business practice ensure that every healthcare industry client receives representation of the highest quality.

We are mindful of—and capitalize on—relevant industry trends, including the development of alternative systems of healthcare delivery, the expanding role of government, the changing ownership and management of healthcare facilities and the debate over cost containment. Paley Rothman represents both individual and corporate providers as well as healthcare facilities, so we are familiar with the various perspectives of different participants in this ever-changing area of the law.

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Formation of Healthcare Organizations

As the healthcare field has evolved over recent years, Paley Rothman’s attorneys have been at the forefront of designing new types of business services to meet our clients’ needs. We have developed and formed several prepaid dental plans and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) as well as individual practitioner associations (IPAs) and limited health service HMOs. We have also organized and represented numerous medical departments at various hospitals, nursing homes, free-standing emergency rooms, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and clinics. Of special significance in this cost-conscious era, our healthcare attorneys have negotiated and drafted contracts between prepaid plans, providers and facilities.

Regulatory Compliance

We frequently evaluate our clients’ regulatory obligations to help design efficient, cost-effective compliance strategies. We have handled rate approvals before state insurance commissioners, as well as licensing and accreditation matters on behalf of nursing homes. Our healthcare attorneys are equally experienced in dealing with requirements imposed by ERISA, the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service as well as state and local regulatory agencies.

Cost Containment

The issue of cost containment is dominant in the field of healthcare today. The rules of negotiation, contracting and compensation constantly change among providers, insurers and institutions. Our attorneys are experienced in all of the elements of provider contracting and in dealing with many governmental cost-containment measures. One example, among many, is our having successfully provided Certificate of Need (CON) representation.

Disputes and Litigation

In conjunction with our litigation practice group, we handle a wide range of disputes in the field of healthcare, including cancellation of provider contracts, billing, reimbursement and payment controversies. In the regulatory arena, we have represented providers in loss of privilege controversies as well as institutions in disputes involving loss of operating licenses. We have also handled antitrust problems arising from exclusive provider contracts. As a result of the reputation we’ve earned based on our considerable experience and knowledge, we are frequently called upon to advise clients on hospital governance and on the legal controversies generated in this area.

News

May 2, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt Talks to National Law Journal About Appeal of Suburban Law Firms

Paley Rothman Co-President, Jim Hammerschmidt commented in the article "Downtown DC Firms Become an Increasingly Attractive Option for Suburban Lawyers" published on April 28, 2022.

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Although a decade apart, both Philip Vera Cruz and Modesto “Larry” Duly Itliong were born in the Philippines and then came to the United States when they were young men.

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Awards

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2022 and two have been selected as Rising Stars. Glenn Cooper has been ranked as a Maryland Super Lawyer Top 10 for the eighth consecutive year and has been on the Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years. Trish Weaver was also honored as one of Maryland's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, a spot she has held four times in the last six years.

For the 10th year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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