KENNEDY, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, is a law firm whose practice is concentrated in the area of health law. We are a small firm by design – six experienced attorneys with a goal of providing our healthcare provider and practitioner clients close and personal attention on their legal matters.
We are experienced in health law. Our attorneys have extensive experience in their areas of specialty or concentration. The firm’s founder was formerly counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) and Office of Inspector General. We keep abreast of government and industry developments affecting our healthcare clients.
Our office in Dallas, Texas is at the hub of federal and state healthcare regulatory matters. Located in Dallas is the CMS regional office responsible for administering healthcare programs in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. Austin is the State’s capitol and it is the heart of state government matters affecting state and local healthcare programs.
- Medicare, Medicaid, Regulatory
- Fraud & Abuse issues
- Utilization review
- Government and Commercial Payor Audits
- Payment Disputes; Overpayment Defense
- Contracts; Medical Director Contracts
- Buying or selling an agency or practice
- Business and Employment law
- Compliance and internal audits
- HIPAA Issues
- BON, TMB and other State Board Matters
- Termination/Revocation Defense
- Sanctions and Appeals
- Licensing or enrollment issues
- PRRB Appeals
- Representation in State and Federal investigations
- Hospice CAP & Cost Report Issues & Appeals
- Medicare/Medicaid Opt Out
- Managed Care Organization Deselection
Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Mark S. Kennedy is the founder of KENNEDY, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, a health law boutique in Dallas Texas. Mark focuses his practice in health law and regulatory compliance. He has handled a wide array of cases and has broad based experience. He formerly was Assistant Regional Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served nine years in the Dallas Region and was lead litigation attorney for the 5-state region.
He represented the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “CMS“), Inspector General, and other Departmental Agencies in the federal trial and appellate courts and various administrative tribunals. He represented the government in a multitude of cases concerning Medicare and Medicaid involving payment and reimbursement disputes, fraud and abuse enforcement, health and safety compliance, and provider bankruptcy. Prior to his work with HHS, Mark was counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. His work in the private sector has developed to include a range of services to the health provider.
Our firm is a health law boutique. While we provide a wide array of legal services, our practice is devoted to health law, with an emphasis in the representation of healthcare providers and practitioners participating in federal and state healthcare programs. We do our best to keep clients out of trouble in the heavily regulated healthcare industry. The scope of work we perform for our clients encompasses five broad categories: provider reimbursement and payment issues; health standards and quality enforcement in survey and certification; issues related to fraud and abuse sanctions, representation before professional licensing boards, and day-to-day business issues such as contracts 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) across the country. With respect to services not offered by our firm, we have established relationships with attorneys who provide such services, and with the permission of the client, we consult with them to ensure that issues are properly resolved.Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Meet Our Team
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