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Overview

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman has extensive experience working with Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and other rehabilitation and physical and occupational therapy providers on the full spectrum of issues involved in delivering post-acute care.

Our attorneys serve rehabilitation clients from coast to coast and practice in a wide range of distinct legal disciplines. We counsel rehabilitation agencies and providers on matters extending from their organizational structure and internal operations to transactions and relationships with other providers to reimbursement and payment issues to certification, compliance, and regulatory concerns.

HLB’s clients span the full spectrum of rehabilitation providers, from single-site providers to those operating within large hospital systems. With increased governmental scrutiny related to rehabilitation services delivery, the firm’s industry-leading compliance practice helps our clients implement comprehensive program integrity compliance plans. Our recognized leadership on fraud and abuse, False Claims Act, Stark Law, and state and federal anti-kickback matters serves to protect our clients’ interests in government investigations and enforcement actions. We have handled numerous audits and investigations relating to the medical necessity of rehabilitation services and the frequency and duration of services under Medicare Parts A and B.

The firm has a deep bench of attorneys whose Medicare, Medicaid, and private payor reimbursement expertise can prove instrumental in audits, litigation, and appeals involving Medicare and Medicaid claims denials, cost report disputes, enrollment controversies, redeterminations, and payment suspension and recoupment actions. HLB has also been at the forefront of the movement towards managed care, value-based arrangements, and other alternative payment models that are changing how our clients are reimbursed and how they deliver rehabilitation services. Our attorneys are experts in helping rehabilitation providers navigate these increasingly complex payment mechanisms.

Our multidisciplinary legal team also advises rehabilitation and post-acute providers in corporate governance, contracting, and sophisticated transactional matters, including real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. 

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