Healthcare providers and other businesses in the healthcare industry are subject to a wide variety of complex federal and state regulations. The ScottHulse Law Firm’s healthcare attorneys have extensive experience in providing advice and counseling regarding such regulatory issues, including (among others) fraud and abuse compliance, Stark law compliance, HIPAA and other similar state law compliance, and state licensure requirements.

Our healthcare clients operate in a heavily regulated, increasingly complex, and rapidly changing industry. We work hard and continuously to educate ourselves and our clients about legal and regulatory matters affecting their businesses. We take on the legal challenges of our clients’ businesses as if they were our own. Ultimately, our clients’ successes are our successes.”

Russell Hill
Attorney & Shareholder

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We also regularly advise our clients in connection with various transactional matters, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, managed care contracting, and general compliance issues. Health and medical industry clients also turn to our attorneys in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, for specialized advice in connection with labor and employment issues and tax-related matters.

These matters are complex and difficult to manage, requiring legal support from specialized attorneys with deep experience and sound judgment. With strength and experience in transactional practice, regulatory matters, and litigation, the ScottHulse Law Firm represents a full range of healthcare and medical service providers. Our clients include hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

Our attorneys are active in associations of healthcare attorneys and actively monitor the continually changing legal and regulatory environment. We understand the economics of the healthcare industry and the diverse interests of our clients, and strive to represent our clients effectively and efficiently.

Experience in a Wide Array of Matters

Utilizing our teams of lawyers (which include attorneys in all specialty groups), our healthcare attorneys in El Paso and Las Cruces have provided accurate and timely legal advice with respect to such matters as:

  • Recruitment, employment agreements, and professional services agreements
  • Healthcare organizational structure and governance issues
  • Licensing and regulatory issues
  • Anti-trust issues
  • Compliance
    — Fraud and abuse regulations
    — Stark
    — HIPAA
    — EMTALA
  • Medical records issues
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Peer review proceedings, disciplinary hearings and grievance procedures
  • Employee benefits and compensation arrangements
  • Joint ventures and other contractual relationships
  • Medical office building, leasehold, and other real estate transactions
  • Asset and practice purchase transactions
  • Tax exempt foundations supportive of health-related concerns
  • Defense of medical malpractice claims


Representative Matters
  • Represented numerous physicians, dentists, podiatrists, veterinary medicine, chiropractors, practice groups, and other healthcare providers in the Borderplex region with respect to ongoing operations.
  • Extensive experience with respect to recruitment of physicians.
  • Represented physicians with respect to their merger into a large multi-state medical practice.
  • Represented nurses in regards to disciplinary proceedings and peer review proceedings.
  • Represented sellers and purchasers with respect to medical practice acquisition and practice sales.
  • Represented imaging facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, etc. with respect to ongoing operations.
  • Represented numerous clients regarding the structuring of healthcare joint ventures and contractual relationships in compliance with federal and state laws governing referral relationships, including illegal remuneration, Stark, and civil money penalties.
  • Represented numerous healthcare providers with respect to requirements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
  • Assisted in developing employee handbooks for dentists and home health agencies.
  • Represented owners of medical office buildings regarding compliance with Stark and fraud and abuse regulations.
  • Represented large, public mental health facility with respect to ongoing operations.
  • Represented purchaser in simultaneous purchase of three acute hospitals in a large metropolitan area in Texas.
  • Represented the seller of an acute care hospital in a large metropolitan area in Texas.


Physicians and other healthcare professionals are vitally important to our community. We help our healthcare clients with matters ranging from Stark law, Anti-Kickback, and HIPAA compliance, to financial transactions, real estate, recruiting, labor and employment, entity selection and formation, and tax matters. Our goal is to enable our healthcare clients to focus on doing what they do best – delivering high-quality care for patients.”

Ryan Hoover
Attorney & Shareholder

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