For over 30 years, Gachassin Law Firm has been devoted to a singular cause, the representation and counseling of health care providers. Gachassin is one of the only firms in Louisiana dedicated to exclusively counseling healthcare-related business. Our team of attorneys have unique experience that make them exceptionally well suited to tackle even the most complicated of health care matters.
What We Do:
Regulatory and Compliance Matters
Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in the country. Our corporate group of attorneys assist healthcare providers in staying up to date with this complex regulatory environment and with developing and implementing effective compliance programs that can withstand government scrutiny and provide a strong defense to allegations of misconduct. We are here to help guide you through the complexities of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement issues, HIPAA/HITECH, EMTALA, and all other regulations impacting healthcare providers.
Business transactions within the healthcare industry are extremely complicated. Our corporate group of attorneys can assist with structure that complies with all federal and Louisiana-specific laws and regulations that affect any particular transaction, with such transactions including the sale or purchase of healthcare providers, drafting and reviewing agreements, contract disputes, and corporate formation, structure and governance.
Defense of Healthcare Providers
The defense of healthcare providers can be a complicated matter which needs to be navigated carefully by expert counsel. Our attorneys have experience and expertise defending providers against allegations of medical malpractice, violations of regulatory and licensure requirements, and unprofessional conduct. Our attorneys represent health care providers before medical review panels, in state district courts and appellate courts, the state supreme court, professional licensing boards, and administrative regulatory hearings. We also defend providers against general liability claims and assist our clients with enrollment and coverage issues with the Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund.
Healthcare providers and their staff deal with risk management issues on an ongoing basis. We have assisted large and small facilities and practices develop policies and procedures to minimize risk, improve patient care and safety, and assure regulatory compliance. Providing meaningful, actionable risk management and compliance advice requires not only an understanding of the broad scope of legal and regulatory requirements but also an awareness of the complexity of the processes involved in the provision of care and the operation of healthcare practices and facilities. Our attorneys bring a diverse range of experience to the table in providing risk management guidance.