Akerman is recognized nationally for Healthcare Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers and government affairs professionals provides counsel on complex regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters to hospitals and health systems, health insurers and managed care organizations, physicians and physician practice groups, pharmacy-related organizations, mental health facilities, and other industry stakeholders.

Practice Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary team including: five Board Certified healthcare lawyers; four former chairs of the Health Law Certification Committee; a former chief Medicaid counsel; and two former general counsels of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA)
  • Recognized as the go-to firm for complex corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions (e.g. ASCs, hospices, home health, and DME), joint ventures for hospitals, physician groups, senior living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and mental health facilities
  • Represent three out of the five largest health insurance companies/managed care organizations in the U.S., and almost half of the HMOs authorized in Florida with Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial compliance issues
  • Experienced reimbursement team, routinely handling Medicare and Medicaid audits and overpayments; obtained multi-million dollar reductions on behalf of clients
  • Represent leading hospitals and health systems in Florida, mental health facilities, counseling clients on risk management, regulatory compliance, and privacy of patient information
  • State and federal public policy experience, with lobbyists capable of navigating state and federal legislative healthcare policy issues in Florida and Washington, D.C.
  • Represent pharmacy chains, pharmacists, hospitals, drug wholesalers, and others involved in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment delivery system

Service Offerings

  • Health Insurers & Managed Care Organizations
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Healthcare Legislation & Government Affairs
  • Healthcare Licensure & Regulatory Compliance
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare M&A and Joint Ventures
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Reimbursement
  • Pharmacy, Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Physician Transactions & Health Ventures
  • Senior Living Facilities


  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category
  • Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida