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Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care

With a growing number of elderly Americans, the home health, hospice, and palliative care industries increasingly play a role in people’s daily lives. ArentFox Schiff is one of the few law firms with attorneys who have extensive experience serving these unique providers.

For nearly 30 years, we have advised home health, hospice, and palliative care providers across the country on transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and litigation strategy. In addition to regulatory and operational matters, our integrated team provides guidance to providers on labor and employment and corporate matters, including advising clients on corporate structures and recommending relationships to maximize new service capabilities, growth, and revenue potential.

We offer tailored advice on diverse issues and routinely act as general counsel to these specialized providers. We also regularly defend home health agencies, hospice, and palliative care providers in federal and state investigations and audits conducted by federal and state governmental agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Office of the Inspector General, State Offices of Medicaid Inspector Generals, State Departments of Health, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Medicare Administrative Contractors, Unified Program Integrity Contractors, Recovery Audit Contractors, and Supplemental Medical Review Contractors.

How We Help

Our counsel to home health, hospice, and palliative care providers nationwide includes a range of services addressing the various legal needs that arise as providers navigate the shifting home health, hospice, and palliative care arena. Our services include advising providers in the following areas:

  • Regulatory matters.
  • Fraud and abuse issues involving the Federal and States Anti-Kickback Statutes, Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
  • Compliance, including compliance guidance, conducting compliance audits, implementing compliance programs, and conducting compliance training.
  • Corporate structuring, contracts, and transactions.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Internal investigations.
  • Licensure, certification, coverage, reimbursement, and billing issues.
  • Professional services agreements, management agreements, and joint ventures.
  • Responding to survey, certification, or accreditation deficiencies.
  • State and federal litigation and administrative appeals.
  • HIPAA and HITECH issues.
  • Managed care relationships.
  • State and local government relations issues.

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