Waller represents a wide range of behavioral healthcare providers from publicly traded entities with international operations to regional companies and organizations that operate psychiatric acute care hospitals, addiction treatment centers, and other behavioral facilities. We understand the issues unique to behavioral healthcare providers and guide our clients through day-to-day operational issues and key strategic initiatives.
Waller has extensive experience in transactional matters involving providers of behavioral health and psychiatric care, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures; going private transactions; leveraged and management buyouts; commercial finance transactions; and public offerings.
Waller also assists with the day-to-day regulatory issues encountered by behavioral hospitals and residential treatment centers throughout the United States. Clients rely on Waller attorneys to help them remain up-to-date and compliant with the challenging regulatory demands of state licensing, survey and certification issues, Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, Stark, state and federal anti-kickback regulations, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, Joint Commission standards and health information privacy rules.
In addition to the firm’s unmatched regulatory experience in operational and transactional matters, our attorneys have frequently been called upon to provide counsel on high stakes regulatory matters such as qui tam litigation and facility de-certification proceedings. Our attorneys assist clients with regulatory audits involving reimbursement, physician agreements and real estate, frequently working hand-in-hand with third party consultants and financial analysts to respond to investigations and resolve compliance issues. We defend clients against wage and hour complaints, discrimination charges and other labor and employment disputes. We also have extensive experience preparing, filing and prosecuting Certificate of Need applications.