Waller assists with the day-to-day regulatory issues encountered by behavioral hospitals and residential treatment centers throughout the United States. Clients rely on Waller attorneys to help them remain up-to-date and compliant with the challenging regulatory demands of state licensing, survey and certification issues, Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, Stark, state and federal anti-kickback regulations, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, Joint Commission standards and health information privacy rules.
Our extensive experience representing clients in the behavioral health industry ensures efficient and cost-effective representation in matters ranging from responding to surveys, permitting and licensing, structuring contracts with physicians and negotiating managed care contracts. As trusted advisers, our attorneys allow clients to focus their energy and effort on their primary mission: providing high-quality patient care.
In addition to the firm’s unmatched regulatory experience in operational and transactional matters, our attorneys have frequently been called upon to provide counsel on high stakes regulatory matters such as qui tam litigation and facility de-certification proceedings. Our attorneys assist clients with regulatory audits involving reimbursement, physician agreements and real estate, frequently working hand-in-hand with third party consultants and financial analysts to respond to investigations and resolve compliance issues. We defend clients against wage and hour complaints, discrimination charges and other labor and employment disputes. We also have extensive experience preparing, filing and prosecuting Certificate of Need applications.
Additionally, Waller has extensive experience in transactional matters involving providers of behavioral health and psychiatric care, including:
Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures
Going private transactions
Leveraged and management buyouts
Commercial finance transactions