The Institute strives to provide general counsel level support and advice to health care legal departments and organizations, as well as the opportunity for in house attorneys to share with each other their best practices. Our talented attorneys allow us to develop creative and innovative legal solutions that reflect our “real world” knowledge of the industry. Additionally, we understand that the role of the health care general counsel expands beyond traditional health care legal issues. We are experienced managing and triaging these issues with the support of other practice groups such as construction, employment, tax and real estate.
Download materials from our programs:
- Protecting Your Patients, Workforce and Visitors from Workplace Violence and Active Shooters
- Planning for an Active Shooter Within a Health Care Facility
- Audits and Appeals - A Routine Cost of Doing Business with Medicare
- Foundations in HIPAA
- Foundations in Fraud and Abuse
- Good Governance for General Counsel: What Your Board Needs to Know Now
- Showcase Your Expertise: How to Tell Stories to Build Key Relationships for Influence, Leadership and Career Advancement
- Data Management for Health Care Organizations
- Networking for In-house Counsel: Building Key Relationships for Influence, Leadership and Career Advancement
- Survival Tactics for General Counsel: Best Practices When the Government is Investigating Your Organization
- Telemedicine: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
- Disruptive Physicians: A Roadmap to Avoid Dangerous Behavior
- Physician Contracting and Compliance: To Disclose or Not to Disclose
- Courting Physicians: Pros and Cons of Six Integration Models
What We Offer
Information. We know how difficult it is to stay abreast of current health law and business issues while balancing a heavy workload. Our goal is to keep you informed of the legal topics you need to know to do your job. The Ober|Kaler Health Care General Counsel Institute offers a wide variety of communications and publications, all geared toward helping in house counsel in health care organizations stay in touch with complex legal and regulatory issues. These include:
• Alerts and bulletins
• On-site workshops and in person events
• The “GC Corner” in our Health Law Alert newsletters
Answers. General counsels manage unpredictable and diverse legal issues and demanding meeting schedules. Sometimes in house counsel are pulled in so many directions, it is hard finding the time to know which fire to put out first. No issue is too big or too small for us. We are here for a quick call to talk through a problem or to help you through a complex legal investigation or joint venture that is eating up your time. We know you are expected to provide quick answers and want to be the one you turn to for a quick response. We have at our finger tips are over 40 health attorneys in the Ober|Kaler Health Law Group with wide-range of knowledge to help us answer your questions.
Support. The Institute will facilitate discussions among in house attorneys so we can all share our experiences and learn from each other. We will assist you with cost effective ideas to get those contracts and policies off your desk. We will help you develop proactive legal department management and organizational education, which are often placed on the back burner while you work through the issues land on your desk each day. We will support you through those time consuming and challenging compliance, governance, HIPAA, EMTALA, fraud and abuse, IRB, risk management, accreditation and medical staff issues. In times of staffing shortages in the legal department, such as medical leaves or recruitment of new attorneys, you can lean on us.
Our priority is to make the Institute relevant to you. To help achieve that objective, in June 2011 we distributed a survey containing seven questions to determine the legal and management issues that are most critical to your day-to-day success. The results of this survey can be accessed here [PDF].
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Our Health Law Group is recognized as one of the leading health care practices in the US by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Best of the Best, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid regulatory issues and fraud and abuse matters.
For the past four years, Ober|Kaler’s Health Law Group has been nominated by Chambers USA for its USA Award in Excellence for Healthcare Law.
"Acclaimed for its deep-rooted regulatory strength, [Ober|Kaler’s Health Law Group] possesses deep expertise in issues such as accountable care organization formation, antitrust litigation and Medicare payment matters. [They] Attract clients from across the healthcare spectrum, including clinical laboratories and long-term care entities. They have a phenomenal reputation in healthcare." — Chambers USA 2014
"Excellent healthcare firm: they have some really fabulous people there.” — Chambers USA 2013
"[Ober|Kaler’s] team includes lawyers of the caliber of Sanford Teplitzky and practice co-chair Julie Kass and [former co-chair] Howard Sollins, all of whom are authorities in their respective regulatory fields." — The Legal 500 2015
"Ober|Kaler has an enviable pedigree in the service provider arena, with a 35-year history in the space, and several former in-house state agency counsel among its partners’ ranks." — The Legal 500 2014
“A fabulous firm with great people... Ober Kaler attracts significant praise from peers for its regulatory expertise with its healthcare experts based in Baltimore and Washington DC. The group contains significant antitrust capability… and has two separate practice groups dedicated to ACO reform and the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, respectively, as well as its own Health Care General Counsel Institute to advise in-house legal departments.” — The Legal 500 2013