Comprehensive Service For Home Health Entities In Texas
Home health and hospice services agencies provide an invaluable service to patients to retain their dignity and independence while receiving care. Because these businesses are both licensed by Texas and receive reimbursement under Medicare, they are under strict regulations and guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines, such as an employee working with an expired or revoked license, can have severe consequences for the entire business.
At Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our Austin attorneys represent home health care and hospice agencies and their employees who are facing a health care law issue. Our experienced lawyers help business owners and employees who are seeking administrative licensure or certification. We defend the rights of companies who are accused of misconduct and violating other operational requirements. Additionally, we also help home health agencies buy a new business, sell their own business, complete change of ownership (CHOWS) and provide due diligence to ensure a successful acquisition.
A few other legal issues our Austin health care attorneys handle for home health care agencies include:
- Obtaining the necessary license
- A strong defense for enforcement actions taken by state and federal agencies, such as revocations and payment suspensions
- Issues with reimbursement
- Accusations of Medicare fraud and overpayment appeals
- Allegations of violation of the Anti-Kickback Statutes and Stark Rule
Administrative Concerns And Compliance Plans
Our lawyers represent clients in administrative matters such as IROD (informal review of deficiencies) or OSC (opportunity to show compliance). We prepare thorough and extensive documentation that supports our clients’ best interests. We understand the importance of these proceedings and devote our time and expertise in this regard so that our clients may focus on their businesses.
Issues of compliance are a focus of the firm. We prepare appropriate compliance plans for home health agencies. We have developed streamlined processes for implementing strategies that allow clients to begin correcting deficiencies quickly. Our years of experience working with home health care agencies and the entities that regulate them will enable us to derive strategies for compliance that meet the requirements of regulatory agencies.