Austin Home Health Care Lawyer
Comprehensive Service for Home Health Entities in Texas
Home health care is a necessary and valuable service that improves patients’ outcomes and maintains patients’ dignity and independence offering skilled home care that includes nursing, administration of isulin, nutrition counseling and wound care. These businesses are licensed by the state of Texas. They provide services that are reimbursed under Medicare and must be accepted as providers by this federal program. Moreover, many employees of home health care agencies are licensed professionals who cannot work if their licenses are revoked or expired.
The Austin, Texas, law firm of Rivas Goldstein LLP represents home health care agencies and their employees. We offer experienced advocacy for individuals seeking administrative licensure or certification. We defend companies against charges of violating patient care standards or other operational requirements. And we act for these businesses in matters such as purchases and sales, changes of ownership (CHOWS) and management agreements, and providing needed due diligence to ensure the success of the acquisition.
Skilled Advice and Representation on a Range of Issues
Some of the matters our Austin health care attorneys handle for home health care clients include:
- Initial licensing
- Defense in enforcement actions against the state and CMS, including revocations and payment suspensions
- Over-utilization and Medicare fraud
- Defense against anti-kickback violations and Stark Rule violations
- Overpayment allegations by Health Integrity
- Mergers, Sales and Acquisitions
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 plans that allow clients to begin correcting deficiencies quickly. Our years of experience working with home health care agencies and the entities that regulate them allows us to derive strategies for compliance that meet the requirements of regulatory agencies.