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Health Law

Comprehensive Legal Care for Health Care Services, Businesses & Industries

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., has its finger on the pulse of today's constantly changing health care industry, whether it be regulatory or compliance issues, representation before state and federal agencies or the legislature, employment counseling or litigation. We monitor the daily changes in health law regulations and new developments in the industry. We focus on helping our health care clients overcome their challenges and meet their business goals.

We represent a wide range of health care providers, including hospitals and clinics; home health care organizations and systems; physician groups; nursing homes; imaging centers; dentists, specialists and pharmacists; and other health professionals; trade associations; and others. We can help your company be proactive, or if need be, reactive with regard to the issues listed below, and many more.
  • Audits and investigations, including licensing board investigations
  • Corporate governance, management and ownership issues
  • Compliance with the many regulations (state and federal) applicable to health care entities and professionals, including, but not limited to, Stark, HIPAA, antikickback laws and EMTALA
  • Environmental health
  • Litigation
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • Medical staff bylaws and governance including credentialing and privileging and peer review 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Minnesota Health Records Act
  • New and pending legislation (state and federal)
  • Reimbursement: Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payors
  • Representation of physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals before the Board of Medical Practice, Board of Nursing, Board of Dentistry, Board of Pharmacy, etc.
  • Risk management issues

Our expertise extends to medical devices, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, intellectual property and liability issues. We believe our approach enables us to better meet and anticipate our clients' needs.

When there is so much change in the health care industry, why not trust a firm with experience and dedication?





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Timothy M. Barnett
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Mark T. Johnson
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John A. Knapp
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William A. McNab
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Press Releases

September 21, 2017
David Aafedt Elected Chair of MSBA Health Law Section

March 13, 2017
David Aafedt Elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel

October 31, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Continues to Strengthen Regulatory and Environmental Practice with New Attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Schmiesing

August 25, 2015
David Aafedt Re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

September 02, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine Recipient of Leaders in Health Care Award

February 07, 2014
Christianna L. Finnern Chosen as One of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

October 14, 2013
Winthrop & Weinstine Welcomes Fall Class of Associates

July 08, 2013
Super Lawyers® Names Fourteen to Rising Stars List

July 09, 2012
Thirteen Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys on Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars List 2012

January 17, 2012
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2012 Board of Directors

November 21, 2011
Best Lawyers Ranks Multiple Firm Practice Groups as Top Tier

September 13, 2011
Seventeen Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Recognized as One of the "Best Places to Work" for 6th Time

May 23, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Helps Local Food Bank Raise Funds

March 21, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2011 Board of Directors

March 14, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Litigator Christianna L. Finnern Selected as "Up & Coming Attorney"

December 21, 2010
Winthrop & Weinstine Celebrates This Holiday Season with the Help of Local Talent

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