Health Care Attorneys for Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance Providers
Kennedy Attorneys & Counselors at Law is a Dallas-based health law firm devoted to the representation of health care providers and practitioners participating in federal and state health care programs. We do our best to keep clients out of trouble in the heavily regulated health care industry. While we provide a wide array of legal services, much of the work we do for our clients falls into four broad categories: provider reimbursement and payment issues; compliance with health standards and quality enforcement in survey and certification, including professional licensing; issues related to fraud and abuse sanctions; and health care business matters such as contracts, transactions, and employment law.
We represent our clients in state and federal court, before administrative tribunals and forums, and in appeals. We have a national practice and assist clients (and their local counsel) nationwide.
Dallas Healthcare Lawyers
The business of healthcare has changed greatly in the past decade. The regulatory environment that governs the way medical providers must do business is amazingly complex and the potential for error is high.
In order to treat patients, physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers must comply with conditions of participation, maintain their licensing credentials, and be authorized to receive payment from the government or private payers. The skilled health care lawyers at Kennedy Attorneys & Counselors at Law help health care providers unravel the mass of red tape that they must navigate in order to do business.
Our skilled healthcare attorneys assist medical providers facing any number of challenges including audits, investigations, litigation, license revocation, medicare payment suspension or termination, managed care deselection and allegations of wrongdoing. We can help healthcare professionals who have been charged with billing errors and those who need assistance with individual claim negotiation with payers. Our attorneys have successfully assisted clients with Medicare, Medicaid, state enforcement agency and licensing agency audits, HIPAA violations, PRRB Appeals, Stark law violations, Qui Tam defense, allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and many more healthcare law matters of all types.
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Our firm is very proud of the work that we have done and the direction that we are heading towards in the future. We are [...]
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We are sad to announce that Joanna Martin will be leaving our firm. She has decided to accept an in-house counsel position. We appreciate the [...]
A group of regulations under the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 affects millions of individuals and entities in the United States, [...]
With the instruction to stay home for older Americans who are at greatest risk from COVID-19 issued through presidential updates, CDC, NIH, experts, home health [...]
We are proud to announce that our very own Mark Kennedy has been chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in [...]
Read health care law and business reporter Matt Phifer's story on one of our preliminary injunction cases in the Southern District of Texas. The injunction [...]
Telemedicine is the wave of the future for health care. The use of technology for health concerns has risen in the past five years and [...]
Under Stark law, doctors are prevented from making self-referrals. More precisely, physicians are restricted from referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to a DHS (designated health [...]
Health care practice administrators often receive frustrating communications from insurance companies. The last-minute requests for credentialing renewals can be especially upsetting because of the amount [...]
Despite the fact that most doctors and their staff use good judgement when it comes to patient care, there are thousands of medical malpractice lawsuits [...]
In 2009, legislation authorized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to offer health care providers financial incentives to use certified electronic health recording technology [...]
Like everyone else, physicians and health-care professionals have taken to texting in a big way. Results of a recent study of health care providers revealed [...]
To a lot of people, physicians and lawyers do not go together. But the truth is that physicians are more likely to need a lawyer [...]
The Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services recently passed a regulation providing an exception to certain prohibitions [...]
On July 27th of this year, the FDA announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, which is intended to speed up the process(es) associated with [...]
In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was passed, and by 2019, healthcare providers will begin to see its impacts on Medicare payments. [...]
Established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) attempts to create an incentive for hospitals to cut down [...]
Register now for July 24th Health Care Business Law Video Webcast with Trey Scott The National Business Institute, an organization for continuing legal education for [...]
The procedure for voluntary self-disclosure of actual or potential Stark Law (federal physician self-referral law) violations has changed. As of June 1st, 2017, those providers [...]
Due to their high vulnerability level, healthcare providers are frequent targets for ransomware attacks. Lives depend on hospitals and healthcare personnel being able to access [...]
Medicare Hospice CAP Demands and Appeals Beginning in 1982, Medicare began offering a hospice benefit to covered individuals needing end of life palliative care. Provisions [...]
The United States spends about $2.6 trillion annually on health care (17.5 percent of GDP) and with the reform initiatives under the Affordable Care Act [...]
Provisions included by Congress Congress included a provision in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (OBRA 1989) which barred self-referrals for clinical laboratory services [...]
Our firm is very proud of the work that we have done and the direction [...]