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Few law firms have as robust a practice as Baker Donelson representing the dialysis clinics and others who work in and provide support to this highly regulated arena.

Why Baker Donelson?

More than 200 attorneys and advisors serving the health care sector
Ranked as a top health law firm by Modern Healthcare, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, ABA, and AHLA
Extensive experience working with HHS, CMS, DOJ, FEMA, and other federal government agencies
5 former American Health Law Association presidents who served while practicing at Baker Donelson

Practice Overview

More than 400,000 Americans undergo regular hemodialysis treatments for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), at a cost of more than $35 billion annually. Few law firms have as robust a practice as Baker Donelson representing the dialysis clinics and others who work in and provide support to this highly regulated arena.

Over the past 20 years, the attorneys in our Health Law Group have represented public, private and non-profit national providers, physicians, manufacturers of machines and supplies, and medical and trade associations in a wide variety of ESRD matters. Among the services we regularly provide are:

  • Organizing private equity-backed dialysis chains;
  • Helping establish de novo dialysis centers;
  • Structuring joint ventures with nephrologists and health systems;
  • Handling mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies;
  • Advising on compliance matters and government investigations;
  • Providing counsel on medical director contracts;
  • Structuring management and real estate investment entities;
  • Handling extensive state and federal regulatory work, including licensing;
  • Representing manufacturers of dialysis machines and supplies on product liability; and
  • Assisting with virtually every legal aspect of ESRD operations, including governmental relations, reimbursement, supply contracts and employment matters.

Our practice is truly national, with dialysis-related clients from coast to coast. Our attorneys are active with the National Kidney Foundation and related local organizations. Dialysis providers engage Baker Donelson's Health Law Group because we know the intricacies of their business as well as the law.

  • Provided direct, daily (offsite and onsite) general business and regulatory compliance guidance to health systems, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, dialysis companies, personal care homes, physician/dental practices and ambulance providers.

The healthcare practice is top-notch. They are very knowledgeable people who stay on top of developments nationally.

The team doesn't give up when the going gets tough. They have been available and responsive to our needs without exception.

It is a large firm with a national healthcare practice, with a focus on representing providers. My impressions have only been positive – all the lawyers are very capable.

Baker Donelson has an incredibly deep bench of talented healthcare lawyers that cover every corner of the healthcare industry – transactional, regulatory, privacy, information security, fraud and abuse.

Baker Donelson has 'talented healthcare lawyers who cover every corner of the healthcare industry.'

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