Health Care Law

Linda C. Laing, Esq. serves as Chairman of the Health Care Law Department of Notaro & Laing P.C.  She is a Buffalo-based health care law attorney with long and varied, hands-on experience in representing the health care community.  Her practice is devoted to assisting both individual, group and institutional providers of health care with a full array of transactional, regulatory, contractual, reimbursement, professional conduct, credentialing and litigation matters.  Ms. Laing’s knowledge of the local and national health care industry, her experience in handling the complex regulatory and legal issues impacting health care providers and her representation of numerous health care providers across a broad spectrum of medical specialties offers clients a unique synergy to address their issues in an efficient, cost-effective and time-sensitive manner.  With a blend of experience in health care law, litigation and corporate and business law, Ms. Laing offers legal counsel to physician groups, individual physicians, allied health professionals, hospitals, home health agencies and a host of other health care providers in a variety of matters including the following:

  • Litigation-related matters including medical malpractice defense in all areas of medical specialty and business disputes;
  • Insurability with medical malpractice carriers;
  • Hospital/medical staff peer review/credentialing/privileging proceedings;
  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct and other disciplinary and licensing matters;
  • Transactional considerations such as anti-kickback rules and regulations, self-referral issues, tax-exempt entity concerns and federal and state fraud and abuse implications;
  • Development of multi-provider joint ventures, mergers among existing providers and provider-owned facilities;
  • Interactions with state and federal regulatory agencies and authorities including licensure, certification, survey and enforcement matters; Certificate of Need preparation; Medicare audits, investigations and self-disclosure issues; development and implementation of compliance plans in accordance with OIG Program Guidances and other rules and regulations; and EMTALA compliance;
  • Managed care relationships with third-party payors including contract negotiations, reimbursement disputes, audits and provider exclusion from networks;
  • Development, prosecution and defense of non-compete/restrictive covenant arrangements;
  • Contract, exclusivity and other issues unique to hospital-based providers;
  • Practice formation/day-to-day operations/dissolution;
  • Preparation/revision of partnership/shareholder/employment agreements; bylaws and policies and procedures;
  • Maintenance, disclosure and privacy of protected health information including HIPAA issues;
  • Risk management;
  • Health services delivery, patient care and consent issues.