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Structuring a Joint Venture to Develop Innovative Model of Care Delivery on Behalf of Large Hospital System

Hodgson Russ advised a large hospital system in New York State on structuring a joint venture with another company for the purpose of developing an innovative model of care delivery that would be attractive to patients and to payors. Under this model, certain patients are diverted from the hospital’s emergency room and inpatient admission to alternate and more appropriate care levels and care settings. Novel legal issues involving licensure, telemedicine, and reimbursement were involved. Our role was to provide the legal advice required to structure the transaction and to form several legal entities and draft contracts required to implement the model.