Scott Schardt

Legal Assistant
Katherine Henderson
P: 214.257.9812
Representative Experience
  • General Experience
    • General advice and counsel pertaining to day-to-day hospital, clinic, physician practice, dental practice, home health, lab and pharmacy operations

      Transactional counsel for healthcare providers acquiring or divesting interests in physician medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers and similar provider entities

      Local counsel guidance for national providers seeking to enter Texas market, pertaining to Texas law on the corporate practice of medicine, state anti-referral statutes and establishment and maintenance of certifications for Texas non-profit health organizations

      Licensure and provider enrollment guidance and transaction management for organizational healthcare clients entering the Texas market (including hospital systems with multiple licensed sites, pharmacies, lab operations, dental practices and home health operators)

      Establishment of management service organizations and operational contracts pertaining thereto in support of long-term management of physician professional entities by non-physician providers under Texas law

      Serve as outside general counsel for healthcare providers without in-house lawyers

  • Fraud and Abuse
    • Advise on state and federal fraud and abuse guidance for operators of hospitals, physician clinics, dental practices, home health agencies, lab and pharmacy operators

      Stark-compliant physician contract drafting, including strategies to drive physician performance

  • Regulatory Compliance and Guidance
    • Provide compliance and regulatory guidance for discount dental program operators

      Conduct compliance audits and incident investigations

      Assist with regulatory due diligence reviews

      Provide HIPAA education for hospital, clinic and dental office staff to meet Texas state privacy law requirements

      Serve as an Independent Review Organization reporting to the Office of Inspector General for national provider of hospital-based physician services

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Practice acquisitions and divestitures (including physician practices, dental practices, ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers and provision of regulatory support in larger, hospital and health system acquisitions and divestitures)

      Formation of Texas non-profit healthcare organizations

      Advise on joint ventures between and among providers

  • Operations
    • Serve as board counsel and operational counsel to physician employment organizations (e.g., Texas 501a nonprofit healthcare organizations)

      Present board training on governance roles and regulatory compliance issues

      Act as interim in-house counsel for the management of legal operations for hospital clients