Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) continue to see explosive growth as pressure mounts to direct all possible care to ambulatory settings. In the wake of this expansion, ASCs face critical reimbursement, compliance, billing and transactional implementation issues as they look to strengthen their positions in the changing marketplace. McDermott’s market-leading health practice features a multidisciplinary team of lawyers dedicated to addressing the legal, transactional and regulatory issues facing the ASC industry.
We represent more than 100 ASCs around the country, as well as health systems and ASC management companies that are aggressively expanding into the ASC industry. We work with these major participant groups on the full gamut of issues presented in ASC transactions, including syndicating start-up ASCs, ASC transactions with ASC management companies, ASC transactions with health systems, tri-party deals, joint venture arrangements, ASC bundling transactions and recurring transactions (i.e., standard physician syndications and redemptions). We provide a comprehensive offering of highly ranked and recognized practices—including health care, corporate, tax, antitrust, intellectual property and employment benefits—to address the associated issues that may arise with an ASC transaction.
Transactions within the ASC sector involve complex legal, regulatory and compliance issues. McDermott attorneys have extensive experience in all regulatory aspects of the ASC industry, including structuring transactions in light of applicable federal and state fraud and abuse and other health care laws, reimbursement rules, antitrust enforcement, state licensing requirements, certificate of need laws, and ASC-specific managed care contracting. McDermott also maintains a deep understanding of local and regional health care regulatory issues, and strong relationships with regulatory authorities at every level.
McDermott’s annual ASC Symposium is considered the premier national conference focusing on high-level business and legal issues affecting the ASC industry, and is attended each year by hundreds of executives and decision makers from across the country. Through McDermott’s Washington, DC office, we provide lobbying assistance to national and state-based associations dedicated to the ASC industry.