Melendres law currently represents clients throughout the healthcare industry, including:  hospital systems, large university hospitals, stand alone hospitals, clinics, employer health programs, laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, physicians and physician practice groups.  In particular, our attorneys have years of experience advising clients regarding the complex regulatory schemes that govern the healthcare industry, structuring compliant transactions and agreements, defending clients during government investigations, and litigating claims.


Regulatory and Transactional Matters

Melendres law provides its healthcare clients with regulatory advice regarding many of the complex statutes and regulations facing healthcare providers including HIPAA, Stark, Anti-kickback, EMTALA, Licensing and other state and federal laws.  Melendres law assists healthcare providers in their compliance with relevant laws by reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of agreements including agreements between hospitals and physicians, 3rd party payors and other healthcare vendors.  Melendres law also advises clients on corporate structures, formations and transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, our attorneys have represented a variety of entities in their various roles in healthcare financings and transactions, including issuers, underwriters, hospitals and other tax-exempt organizations.


Government Investigations and Audits

Melendres law realizes that being the subject of a government investigation or litigation can be a stressful time for any healthcare provider.  Our attorneys have a wealth of experience representing healthcare providers in all types of adverse actions, and have represented healthcare clients in some of the country’s largest fraud and abuse litigations. Melendres law has specific expertise in representing clients in False Claims Act cases and qui tam actions.  Melendres law manages and coordinates investigations of healthcare corporations in response to government subpoenas, False Claims Act qui tam actions and other government inquiries involving healthcare fraud and abuse allegations.  Melendres law has defended major civil and criminal government healthcare fraud litigations and investigations.  In the post-investigation landscape, our attorneys have overseen compliance with, and the drafting of reporting documentation related to Corporate Integrity Agreements.

Melendres law has conducted internal audits and advised healthcare companies, including hospital systems, physicians, laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and diagnostic medical imaging centers on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws.  Melendres law also designs and helps clients implement comprehensive compliance programs.


Medical Staff Affairs and Litigation

Melendres law advises clients concerning medical staff credentialing, peer review, quality improvement and medical staff governance issues.  Our attorneys prepare medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, as well as risk management plans and policies.  Melendres law also assists hospitals in the defense of medical staff disputes, and advises clients on National Practitioner Data Bank and state reporting requirements.  Melendres law also provides medical malpractice defense for hospitals and individual doctors.


Our Attorneys are Martindale Hubble Peer review rated and our Firm is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.

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Melendres & Melendres P.C. is a boutique law firm that combines the experience and talent of attorneys from world-class law firms with the personal service of a small firm.

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