Healthcare Lawyers In South Florida

The healthcare lawyers at Di Pietro Partners are dedicated to helping physicians, medical providers, and businesses involved in the healthcare industry. This includes helping with the purchase/sale of a medical practice, setting up a new practice, healthcare contracts, medical licensing, legal compliance, litigation matters, and more. Healthcare is an ever-changing, complex industry and an overall complex area of law. As a result, doing business in the healthcare industry presents many unique challenges to say the least.

The attorneys at our law firm are well-equipped to meet these challenges. Our legal team is highly knowledgeable on Florida healthcare regulations as well as business law. Additionally, the lawyers at our firm regularly serve as outside general counsel to hospitals, surgical centers, physicians’ practices, and specialty groups. It’s important to note, our law firm has a board certified doctor on staff.

If you have legal needs related to business/healthcare law in Florida, feel free to learn more below or contact our office for a free consultation.

How We Can Help

Our firm has the experience required to effectively handle the variety of issues and legal matters faced by hospital administrators, practice managers and specialty facility executives in today’s healthcare industry. These legal matters include, but are not limited to the following:

Buying or Selling a Medical Practice

One unique aspect of our law firm is that we have a vast amount of experience in both business and healthcare law. In other words, we have the necessary legal expertise to properly assist clients with the purchase or sale of a private medical practice in Florida.

Healthcare Litigation

The lawyers at our firm have extensive trial experience, particularly for cases involving healthcare. For example, we represent medical providers for licensing issues, insurance disputes, third-party payor disputes, government investigations, etc. We pride ourselves on the ability to resolve matters as cost-effectively as possible while managing client expectations. In fact, we help clients avoid litigation/trials when possible; however, in cases where litigation is unavoidable, you have an experienced dedicated team of trial attorneys on your side. We’re on your side throughout pre-litigation, litigation, and appeals.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Medical malpractice insurance is extremely expensive especially for private practices. To make matters worse, the cost of this insurance may continue to climb due to frivolous lawsuits, and a variety of other reasons. Our law firm offers a cost-effective, flat-fee alternative which provides your practice with all the necessary legal protections. Contact us today to learn more about our proactive/reactive medical malpractice defense.

Medical Contracts

Contract law remains a complex field by itself let alone when healthcare regulations are involved. We help with the drafting, review, and negotiation of medical/healthcare contracts. The business and healthcare lawyers at our firm help ensure the proper legal protection for your practice through well-established contracts.

Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance

Similar to Stark Law, we assist healthcare clients by helping ensure their medical practice is compliant with the federal Anti-Kickback Statutes. This statute also involves regulations with patient referrals/rewards.

Stark Law

This is a federal regulation also known as the Physician Self-Referral Law. According to this law, it “prohibits physicians from referring patients to receive ‘designated health services’ payable by Medicare or Medicaid from entities with which the physician or an immediate family member has a financial relationship, unless an exception applies.” (Office of Inspector General, Physician Self-Referral Law [42 U.S.C. § 1395nn])

Our attorneys help ensure compliance with Stark Law as well as offer defense during an investigation.


We assist healthcare executives and employees with issues related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This is a set of laws designed to protect employees and their benefits. Our law firm understands the legal framework and requirements involved with ERISA.

Qui Tam (False Claims)

Qui Tam lawsuits are a form of “whistleblower” lawsuits involving the fraudulent use of government funds in the healthcare industry. Under the False Claims Act, any private citizen may file this type of lawsuit against a business. The government provides monetary incentives to individuals that expose this form of healthcare fraud. Unfortunately, this can lead to false claims and overly zealous lawsuits filed against legitimate healthcare businesses.

Di Pietro Partners protects businesses operating in the healthcare industry against false claims and Qui Tam/Whistleblower lawsuits.

AHCA Investigations

The Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) is a government entity that’s responsible for health care policy throughout Florida. The ACHA may conduct routine inspections of healthcare facilities to ensure compliance with Medicaid laws, medical licensure, etc. This government organization also has an Investigations Unit to evaluate administrative complaints against health care providers such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and more. An ACHA investigation is serious and may result in the loss of a medical license if they find an issue with compliance.

The attorneys at our law firm protect healthcare businesses by helping to ensure compliance for ACHA inspections as well as defending health providers during ACHA investigations.

Healthcare Policies and Procedures

It is vital to ensure your medical practice is compliant with various healthcare/employment laws at both the state and federal levels of government. This is vital to protect your medical practice from litigation and government investigations that could jeopardize your business and/or ability to operate in the healthcare field. Our law firm works with administrators in developing the legal framework of their practice. This includes policies, procedures, corporate structures, contracts, and other legal aspects.

Other matters we help healthcare clients with include:

  • Board of Medicine Complaints
  • Board of Osteopathic Medicine Complaints
  • Department of Health Investigations
  • Administrative Disputes
  • Medical billing practices
  • Regulatory and compliance issues
  • Ancillary revenue issues
  • Employment and labor disputes
  • HIPAA related issues

Who We Represent

The lawyers at our firm are dedicated to representing surgical practices, private specialty groups and ambulatory surgical centers. More specifically, this includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Businesses involved in the healthcare sector
  • Private medical practices (including specialty groups)
  • General surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Chiropractors
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pain management specialists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • OBGYN Doctors/specialists
  • Cardiologists/cardiovascular doctors

Talk To A Healthcare Lawyer Today

Healthcare law often calls for knowledge and experience in specialized and related areas of law. As a multi-disciplinary firm, Di Pietro Partners has the professional staff and resources to address a broad scope of related issues. The firm’s healthcare lawyers work with members of nearly every one of our other practice groups to develop integrated business strategies and provide comprehensive healthcare law advice to each individual client.

The main office of Di Pietro Partners is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We serve healthcare clients throughout Palm Beach County, Miami, and Broward County. If you have legal needs related to business and/or healthcare law, call for a free consultation today. 954-712-3070