Home Health

In recent years, home health providers have been under increasing scrutiny by the federal government.  Given the specialized rules and regulations for home health providers, it is important for home health providers to get advice from attorneys with experience in this area.  Our attorneys can help home health care providers avoid regulatory pitfalls and remain in compliance with the many legal requirements that govern this industry.  We have extensive experience working with home health providers on matters such as enrollment, billing, and audits.  Our individualized approach ensures home health providers receive cost effective solutions to the many challenges they face in a highly regulated area of health law.

Some of the areas in which our attorneys regularly counsel home health providers are:

  • Medicare and other third party payor audit defense
  • State survey issues
  • Enrollment and change of ownership issues, including advice on the 36 month rule
  • Development of compliance programs
  • Assistance with documentation issue
  • Assistance with compliant marketing programs and drafting of agreements for marketing personnel or community liaisons
  • Advice on avoiding potential anti-kickback issues and other regulatory concerns
  • Assistance with state survey findings and corrective action plans
  • Assistance with Medicare conditions of participation
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Analysis of medical director relationships and drafting of medical director agreements