Under the pressures of economic forces, changing clinical patterns and the Affordable Care Act, medicine is undergoing dramatic and rapid change. As a result of these forces, many physician practices either are consolidating to attain critical mass or selling to hospital systems and becoming employees or independent contractors of the system.
The Health Care attorneys at Pullman & Comley have counseled hospitals and physicians in dealing with these economic pressures. We have been involved both in representing physician groups and hospital systems in negotiating merger and asset acquisition agreements, as well as negotiating appropriate employment and independent contractor agreements. Recent representations have involved radiology, dermatology, invasive cardiology and pathology practices.