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Hospice & Palliative Care

Delivering 360-degree guidance for those supplying around-the-clock care.

Our practice is coast to coast in scope and provides comprehensive legal counsel to both for-profit and nonprofit clients. Nationally recognized, our team offers knowledgeable guidance to hospice and palliative care organizations met with various legal, clinical and operational demands including proactive compliance, audits and investigations, licensing, and corporate transactions. When clients face litigation, our attorneys are seasoned and fierce advocates. With experience in the healthcare industry, our legal team understands that palliative care providers confront unique imperatives from both an operational and regulatory perspective and we deliver customized strategies and solutions. 

Our services include: 

Government Audits & Investigations

Our firm has deep experience tackling False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law matters for healthcare clients across the nation. We also guide hospice clients through the following audits and investigations:

  • 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 and advocate when claims threaten to interrupt ongoing business.  

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

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