Bradley’s attorneys have extensive experience in counseling clients in the sensitive field of hospice and home care. We work with both for-profit and nonprofit providers to assist with sophisticated transactional, regulatory, licensure, reimbursement, and general corporate counseling. Among the many clients who trust us to handle their legal matters is the largest provider of home health services in Alabama.
Our Home Health Services practice includes providers of traditional home health services, as well as Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs, adult daycare services, personal services for seniors, and companies seeking to expand into such services. We are also deeply knowledgeable on the legal aspects related to emerging technologies that allow seniors with care needs to continue to live independently.
The firm also advises clients on the entire spectrum of operational and regulatory considerations related to home care, including governance, fraud and abuse, and state and federal anti-kickback and self-referral issues. We routinely help structure employment agreements, professional services agreements, medical directorships, leases, and other transactions, and assist with federal and state licensure and certification. Our lawyers also have experience in the acquisition and financing of home care organizations, ranging from small independent operators to the sale of larger groups of providers from within a healthcare system.
Hospice providers are confronted with unique and highly sensitive health law matters, and Bradley’s attorneys possess both the legal experience to handle operational needs and the empathy to understand the issues involved in providing palliative care for patients and caring for family members facing end-of-life decisions. We work with all types of hospice providers, including those operating free-standing residential hospices, leasing separate units, managing palliative care in another provider’s building, or providing care to individuals in their own homes.
The firm handles a broad range of matters, including assessing the criteria for licensure or Certificate of Need for providing hospice services, navigating the challenges of the reimbursement systems, responding to survey and licensure problems, advising providers under scrutiny by the federal government, and advising providers on legal issues involved in caring for a patient who is no longer legally competent.