Find Lawyers in Charleston, West Virginia for Health Care Law
Dwayne E. Cyrus joined Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC in May 1999 and became a member of the firm in January 2001. Mr. Cyrus’s practice is focused in the areas of insurance coverage, agent errors and omissions, professional liability, public entity, and tort defense litigation.Mr. Cyrus has over 25 years experience in handling insurance defense cases and claims, including coverage issues at both the trial and appellate levels. He previously served as Claims Legal Counsel for Nation...
Tom Heywood has significant experience in health care, banking and corporate/commercial law, and is frequently called upon by clients and community leaders for advice on business matters related to acquisitions, divestitures and other transactional matters. An experienced facilitator, he regularly assists businesses and organizations in the strategic planning process. As a former Chief of Staff to the Honorable Gaston Caperton, Governor of the State of West Virginia, Tom has extensive experie...
I defend and advise health care providers, public entities, and businesses. I help my clients through the litigation process by providing aggressive representation and sound advice. I also help clients avoid litigation through proactive risk management and improved communication skills. My special areas of interest include: the defense of ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals; the defense of emergency department physicians; the defense of architects and engineers; the defense of m...
Founding member David L. Shuman is one of West Virginia’s most highly-regarded medical malpractice defense attorneys. Mr. Shuman has successfully represented West Virginia physicians for more than forty years. His practice includes defending physicians in malpractice cases and defending medical product liability cases. His practice varies from representing individual physicians to large physician groups who have been entangled with mass tort litigation concerning products such as breast...
Health Care Law Definition
- Transactions such as mergers and acquisitions of hospitals and health care companies; forming and implementing accountable care organizations; designing and negotiating physician-hospital alignment arrangements; and joint ventures and partnerships among health care providers and with health plans.
- Financing and restructurings, including capital access, venture capital/private equity investments and partnerships, and bankruptcies.
- Defending and managing mission-critical audits and investigations of potential False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law or other fraud and abuse violations; advising on self-disclosures; and negotiation of settlements and corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with government agencies.
- Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, including general counseling, appeals, and updates on new developments.
- Advising on complex compliance issues and on compliance plans and procedures.
- Managed care contracting, litigation, and design of new reimbursement and risk-sharing models.
- Health information technology, such as contracting for electronic health records, cloud computing, software licensing, hardware acquisitions, and IT services and outsourcing.
- Privacy and security compliance, including counseling clients on HIPAA and HITECH Red Flag rules; designing compliance policies and procedures; internal compliance audits; responding to OCR investigations; monetizing health data; and managing and reporting data breaches.
- Corporate, regulatory, and strategic counseling issues, such as corporate structure, new business models, governance, licensure, certification and accreditation, and medical staff structures.
- Health care business negotiations and dispute resolution.
The client base in the health law practice is diverse and wide-ranging:
- Institutional health care providers, such as academic and community hospitals and health systems.
- Senior living and post-acute care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community care retirement facilities, and home care and hospice facilities.
- Large physician groups, ambulatory surgery center and hospital developers, and ancillary service providers.
- Venture capital and private equity groups with health care funds and portfolio companies.
- Physician practice and health service management companies.
- Health care facility developers.
- Health insurers, reinsurers, and employer-sponsored health plans.
- Health information technology companies.
- Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
- Medical transportation companies.
- National provider and trade associations.
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