Rural healthcare

Rural healthcare facilities and providers face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Various economic factors, cultural and social differences and the isolation of living in remote rural areas all affect how you run your business. Our firm has extensive experience working with practices in rural communities, and we utilize this knowledge to assist our clients in effectively responding to the issues that confront them.

Our services to rural healthcare clients include:

  • ACO positioning and healthcare reform strategic planning
  • Benefits consulting 
  • Compliance and regulatory consulting (including fraud and abuse consulting)
  • Construction project consulting including drafting and negotiation of project contracts and assistance on zoning and other governmental issues and requirements
  • Counseling on medical staff issues
  • Employment and labor law 
  • Energy, lender and vendor renegotiations and other cost reduction strategies
  • Financings
  • Government incentives consulting
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity 
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Licensure and accreditation
  • Litigation 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sales, affiliations, and joint ventures
  • Negotiation of contracts with managed care companies and other payors
  • Non-compete protection
  • Real estate acquisitions, divestitures and sale-leasebacks
  • Reimbursement consulting
  • Representation of rural providers involved in payor investigations and disputes
  • Restructuring services
  • Refinancings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Negotiation of new arrangements with investors, lenders, landlords, vendors, unions, payors and other third parties
  • Reorganizations
  • Business protection, including consensual, out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 filings
  • Tax consulting and planning


Dale R. Vlasek
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