Practice Areas

HEALTH CARE

We routinely represent health care providers in the following areas:

  • Administrative hearings
  • Joint ventures and business affiliations
  • Private offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Secured financing
  • Corporate practice of medicine compliance
  • Hospital operations (general acute care, psychiatric and rehabilitation)
  • Licensing, certification and accreditation
  • Reimbursement
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Compliance with fraud and abuse laws, and physician self-referral laws
  • Managed care network development and contracting (including risk-sharing and other incentive arrangements)
  • Management of medical groups and IPAs

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS

We also provide general business legal advice to clients ranging from emerging and small businesses to large corporations.  We apply a pragmatic, cost-effective, and goal-driven approach in advising our business clients.  We regularly assist our clients in handling day-to-day business legal issues and structuring various business transactions including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and other strategic business affiliations
  • Secured financing
  • Contract negotiations
  • Corporation (for-profit and non-profit), limited liability company, and partnership formation
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate restructuring and plan of conversion
  • Regulatory compliance

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

We represent health care providers and other individuals and commercial entities in resolving contractual and other business disputes. Typical representations include:

  • Defending IPAs from improper provider reimbursement claims
  • Defending hospitals/IPAs against improper cap deducts levied by health plans
  • Resolving breach of contract issues, leading to settlement/modification of contracts
  • Advising on and resolving partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Representing minority shareholder in asserting rights against corporation

Apart from advising clients on their rights and obligations and providing sound and effective representation, we believe in providing clients with an early understanding of the legal dispute resolution system and procedures (be it mediation, arbitration or litigation), associated costs, and time demands on the clients in each case.  Such an understanding better equips clients when making decisions on strategies and options presented to them. We believe in listening to the clients at every stage, and resolving disputes so parties can move on.

What Our Clients Say

"The hospitals and faculty practice plan of our academic health sciences center have worked with the attorneys of Yong Gruber Associates, LLP for many years. They deliver high quality legal services at a fair price. We turn to them for experienced and cost-effective healthcare advice and representation. Their responses are always timely, reliable and excellent whether it’s a small vendor agreement, a compliance investigation, hospital-physician joint venture or a $120 Million facility purchase. They save us a lot of money in the process. If you want "large law firm" experience and expertise without the large firm fees, these are the attorneys for you."

-- Kent A. Hansen, General Counsel
Loma Linda University Health

"HealthSmart Management Services Organization, Inc. manages IPAs, medical group practices, and hospital risk pools. We have utilized the services of the attorneys at Yong, Gruber Associates for many years, particularly in the areas of managed healthcare, acquisitions and mergers. We find their attorneys easily accessible and responsive, and their advice always helpful.”

-- Carol D. Houchins, President
HealthSmart Management Services Organization, Inc.

"WesternU has partnered with Yong Gruber Associates, LLP on several projects over the past seven years. We’ve always been pleased and impressed with the quality and expedience of their counsel and services, and cannot recommend them highly enough for their expertise and cost-effectiveness."

-- Jeffery Keating
Executive Director, Public Affairs & Marketing
Western University of Health Sciences