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Ambulatory Surgery Centers

M&R attorneys are intimately familiar with the business, tax and legal strategies for structuring corporate and real estate ownership, investment and employment for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC). We offer cutting-edge advice to business and physician investors to help them successfully navigate the evolving regulatory environment. Our attorneys counsel owners and practitioners on ways to increase profitability and owner accountability while remaining compliant with applicable law, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal physician self-referral prohibition (Stark Law), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related state laws.

Our ASC practice encompasses a broad range of services offering an integrated team approach to business goals. We represent both single-specialty and multi-specialty centers in matters including: corporate formation and governance; contracts; financing; mergers and acquisitions; shareholder and operating agreements; real estate transactions; tax structuring; labor and employment; service line outsourcing; profit allocation structuring; HIPAA and corporate compliance.

Developing and operating a successful ASC involves a number of complex and interdependent legal issues, which must be reconciled with business goals, ranging from state licensure requirements to real estate acquisitions to owner incentives. M&R attorneys offer creative solutions to regulatory and business challenges, providing strategic advice focused on specific issues or goals, with the participation of specialized counsel when needed. With over 100 years of combined experience in the health care industry, M&R attorneys work across disciplines to achieve unparalleled results for their clients.

M&R is actively involved in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), and often presents to industry stakeholders.