Comprehensive Advice For Home Health Agencies
Home health care is a necessary and valuable service that improves patients’ outcomes. Home health care providers help patients maintain their dignity and independence with the help of nursing, administration of insulin, nutrition counseling and wound care. Unfortunately, home health care agencies face complex regulations that can be difficult to understand and implement. Failing to follow these regulations can have disastrous and expensive consequences.
New York and New Jersey license these businesses and can be certified by Medicare. Home health care services may receive reimbursement from private pay, long-term care insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Moreover, many employees of home health care agencies are licensed professionals who cannot work if their licenses are revoked or expired.
Skilled Advice And Representation On A Range Of Issues
The New York City health care 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. Additionally, our attorneys defend companies against charges of violating patient care standards or other operational requirements. Finally, we can act for these businesses in purchases and sales, in changes of ownership (CHOWS) and management agreements, and by providing needed due diligence to ensure the acquisition’s success.
Some of the matters our New York and New Jersey 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
- Overutilization and Medicare fraud
- Defense against Anti-Kickback Statute violations and Stark Law violations
- Overpayment allegations by SafeGuard Services
- Mergers, sales and acquisitions
- Administrative concerns and compliance plans