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Spencer Fane Forms New Health Care Consulting Firm

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne has formed a new health care consulting firm – Spencer Healthcare Strategists.The new consulting firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the law firm. Clients of the new consulting firm will include health care providers. The consulting business will assist clients and their attorneys in organizing their businesses and developing relationships with their communities, said Jeff Ellis, who heads the consulting firm and is also leader of the law firm’s health care practice group.Part of the new health care law encourages integrated health systems so doctors can better coordinate and improve patient care.For now, four other attorneys from the firm and former hospital chief executive Dick Allen will serve as consultants. Ellis said the lawyers wanted to create a subsidiary because the business won’t only include legal work.“There’s a great demand for knowledge about the direction that health care reform is taking and the need to develop strategies to comply with reform and to reorganize businesses to take advantage of the new health care environment,” Ellis said.