John Schulmeister focuses on corporate transactions and compliance issues in the healthcare industry. He represents physician-owned hospitals, non-profit and for-profit health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, and other providers in all aspects of their day-to-day operations and corporate transactions.
John advises clients on various health laws including the anti-kickback statute, Stark Law, HIPAA, Texas licensing board rules, Medicare and Medicaid regulations, and compliance issues.
John received a scholarship at Austin College and received his B.A., cum laude, in International Economics and Finance. He was a four-year starter as a pitcher and outfielder for the Austin College baseball team, and was named captain of the team by his teammates during his senior year. He earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School where he received the Ron J. Anderson, M.D. Law and Medicine Award, which is given to the student with the greatest contribution to the Baylor Healthcare Law Program.
- Ongoing representation of various health care providers, including acute care hospitals, joint venture hospitals, individual physicians, physician practices, dental practices, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
- Representation of health care providers in formation of physician and dental practices.
- Representation of health care providers with various operational and compliance issues.
- Representation of hospitals, physician practices and dental practices in acquisition and sales transactions.
- Assisting various health care providers with negotiation and preparation of physician employment agreements, management agreements and professional services agreements.
- Representation of various health care providers in connection with private offerings.
- Advising health care providers on matters related to various federal and state fraud and abuse issues, including the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal physician self-referral prohibition (Stark Law) and the Texas Illegal Remuneration Act.
- Advising health care providers on matters related to various other compliance issues, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Assisting health care providers in the preparation of corporate compliance programs for various entities, including physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, medical device companies and health care marketing companies.
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- Dallas Bar Association – Health Law Section
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- State Bar of Texas – Health Law Section
- American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) – Member
- American Bar Association – Health Section