Health Care Law
At my firm, Douglas G. Mercier, PA, I offer extensive experience defending health care professionals with matters before the health care regulatory boards. I regularly represent clients before the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, the Mississippi Board of Nursing and the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners, as well as other regulatory agencies. The firm assists physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists and other licensed health care professionals with contracts, employment agreements, the purchase or sale of a health care business and general business consulting. My services cover the professional health care license, telemedicine and telehealth, credentialing and peer review, regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, DEA registration, fraud and abuse, HIPAA compliance and health care practice formation.
I provide professional license defense to physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists and other licensed professionals.
I represent physicians and nurse practitioners on matters related to credentialing and peer review activities.
My regulatory and compliance services offer clients both expert legal representation and strategic insight with federal, state and local regulatory reimbursement, permitting, licensing and other compliance issues.
I advise our clients in providing telemedicine and telehealth services, as well as accessing and managing the risk that can arise in the regulatory framework.
I assist health care professionals to determine compliant practices, and businesses with the best legal structure to form their enterprise.
I can develop and implement fraud and abuse compliance programs for all types and sizes of health care providers.
I provide assistance and legal representation to health care clients in Medicare and Medicaid coverage with third-party reimbursement matters.
I represent DEA registrants in civil and criminal enforcement matters, and I assist health care professionals with issues pertaining to DEA registration, renewal and reacquisition.
I provide a variety of services and products to assist in compliance with the privacy, security and breach notification regulations, as well as the defense of clients before the OCR/DOJ.