Strategic and Legal
Expertise for Your Healthcare Business Needs


Helping Providers Navigate the Maze


Kathleen L. DeBruhl & Associates, L.L.C. - The Health Law Group, is a regional healthcare law firm with a national client base that offers its physician and other healthcare provider clients strategic and legal expertise on their healthcare business needs, including corporate organization, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual and financial arrangements. We counsel and defend clients on highly complicated healthcare regulatory matters involving provider ownership and financial relationships, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and compliance with the myriad of laws and regulations imposed upon the healthcare industry by both federal and state governments. 


Kathleen L. DeBruhl & Associates, L.L.C. - The Health Law Group
is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of
Preeminent Lawyers in Healthcare Law


Practice Areas


Healthcare Transactions

Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries, with both federal and state agencies affecting many aspects of the organization and operation of healthcare organizations, whether those organizations are sole practitioners or large multi-specialty group practices, stand alone facilities or multi-state corporations. 


Provider Joint Ventures

Any organization of physicians formed in order to conduct business of some kind will be subject to significant statutory and regulatory requirements.  Our firm guides physicians and their organizations through this complex maze of regulatory and statutory requirements.


Licensing, Credentialing & Peer Review

Healthcare professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, ophthalmologists, nurses, and other Healthcare providers are required by state and federal law to be licensed.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Physicians and other healthcare entities are sometimes faced with disputes that cannot be resolved informally.  Resolution of these disputes may require participation in administrative hearings, formal litigation, or alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. 


Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

 The healthcare industry relies on non-profit and tax-exempt entities to provide care and services to various sectors of the community.  These organizations face challenges to obtain and maintain tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code. 


Fraud and Abuse

The fiscal and programmatic integrity of federal and state healthcare programs is a priority for multiple federal and state agencies and contracted entities on behalf of those federal programs. 


Regulatory Compliance

Whether it is CMS, OIG, FTC, IRS or SEC, our firm offers our clients considerable knowledge of the myriad of regulatory issues faced by physicians and other healthcare providers in delivering their medical services.


Medicare and Medicaid Certification and payment

For most healthcare providers, participation in the Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental healthcare programs represents both a source of financial gain and an area of financial risk. 


Academic Medical Organizations

Academic Medical Centers are complex entities composed of various organizations, including academic hospitals, medical schools, faculty practice plans, and research organizations. Our firm represents components of academic medical organizations in the wide-ranging issues facing academic medicine.