Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Rhoads & Sinon LLP has substantial experience in the development and structuring of ambulatory surgery center joint ventures, with a special emphasis on the representation of physicians and physician groups participating in such ventures with for-profit companies and hospitals. In that regard, the firm specializes in legal issues regarding the tax exemption, fraud and abuse statute, self referral and Stark Law implications of surgery center business and physician relationships; drafting and implementing private placement and joint venture documents (such as limited partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements) necessary for the development of the surgical centers; procuring state licensure, Medicare certification, and JCAHO accreditation determinations; reviewing reimbursement related issues, reviewing antitrust issues, negotiating management agreements with for-profit companies; drafting and implementing compliance plans; and providing advice and counsel on a broad range of business and legal issues.