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Hospice & Palliative Care

Delivering 360-degree guidance for those supplying hospice & palliative care.

For nearly 20 years, our coast-to-coast legal team has monitored continually shifting hospice & palliative care laws. Our attorneys are nationally recognized thought leaders who anticipate industry issues in order to clear pathways for nonprofit and for-profit clients large and small. We implement optimal client positioning on proactive compliance, audits and investigations, licensing, corporate transactions, litigation and growth. Familiar with the legal, clinical and operational demands facing hospice & palliative care organizations, our legal teams efficiently address brief questions by phone as well as providing experienced negotiation during complex multimillion-dollar government audits. 

Our hospice & palliative care tools and services include: 

Government Audits & Investigations

Because of our deep experience representing clients in audits and investigations, we are able to cost-effectively review statistical extrapolations for accuracy. Our seasoned counsel works efficiently and cost-effectively to negotiate the following audits:

  • Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC)
  • Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC)
  • Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC)
  • Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC)
Corporate Transactions

Our experienced and multidisciplinary legal team collaborates to negotiate, draft and review sophisticated and customized agreements that allow hospice and palliative care providers to conduct day-to-day business, adapt to regulations and grow their organizations. Frequent services we provide include:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Vendor and service agreements
  • Employee and physician agreements
Licensing & Regulatory

Our attorneys stay current with the shifting regulatory landscape and how hospice organizations can remain licensed, certified, enrolled and in compliance at a local, state and federal level. We work to proactively streamline operations:  

  • Corporate governance
  • Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs
  • Medicare licensure, certification and enrollment
  • Reimbursements, repayments and disclosures
  • Risk identification and loss reduction
Litigation & Crisis Management

When unexpected claims destabilize ongoing business, our attorneys serve as fierce advocates and seasoned crisis managers. Our legal team navigates suspended payment, risk and exposure while defending clients before local, state and federal judicial, quasi-judicial, administrative and legislative bodies regarding a wide range of issues including:

  • Whistleblower complaints
  • Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)
  • Stark Law
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Investigations & audits
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