Advanced Practice Providers

Our team of healthcare attorneys is aware of the issues encountered by advanced practitioners (APs) in both the clinical and business settings, particularly with some of our team members having prior clinical experience in nursing. We also represent and advocate on behalf of APs on issues related to corporate entity structure, prospective joint ventures with other healthcare professionals, and malpractice defense. Specifically, we are experienced in providing legal services for Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), and Physician Assistants (PAs) to advise them on issues affecting their scope of practice and how this affects business relationships with physicians and physician practices.

The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Law Group, LLC offer a wide variety of assistance to all types of APs, whether it is related to licensure matters or growing their practice.

We can assist you with the following:

GENERAL BUSINESS

  • Contract review
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Arrangements for Services
  • Consulting Arrangements
  • Review managed care agreements
  • Practice formation
  • Joint business ventures
  • Medical practice mergers, acquisitions, and sales
  • Medical equipment purchases and leases
  • Real estate purchases, office space leases, provider based clinic arrangements
  • Review of restrictive covenants and non-complete clauses
  • Risk assessments and risk reduction strategies
  • Labor and employment law matters
  • Separation/Severance Agreements

REGULATORY

  • Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance company audit assistance and representation
  • Third-party payor coding and billing requirements
  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) advice and representation
  • License application and discipline cases at the IDFPR
  • HIPAA/HITECH privacy assessments and assistance with compliance and breaches
  • Compliance assessments and development of compliance plan/policies
  • Employment practices and policies
  • Provision of compliance officer and compliance education
  • General/in-house counsel services

PRE-LITIGATION / LITIGATION

  • Potentially compensable event management
  • Crisis management
  • Deposition assistance
  • Contract disputes
  • Malpractice defense

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Aileen Kiska Brooks