Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Waller is a trusted legal advisor to healthcare providers focused on the treatment of behavioral health, addiction and chemical dependency disorders.

Waller has been at the forefront of the behavioral healthcare sector for decades, and today our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies operating throughout the United States and abroad including residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics and specialty treatment facilities.

Our attorneys have extensive experience advising clients on transactional matters and regulatory and operational issues including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures; going private transactions, leveraged and management buyouts; commercial financing and public and private equity and debt offerings
  • State licensing, survey and certification, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and third party payment issues 
  • Compliance with Stark, state and federal anti-kickback regulations, EMTALA, Joint Commission standards and patient privacy rules
  • High stakes regulatory matters involving allegations of False Claims Act violations, qui tam litigation and facility de-certification proceedings
  • Internal and government investigations, reimbursement audits and appeals involving Medicare reimbursement including ZPIC, RACs and MACs
  • Employment disputes related to wage and hour complaints, discrimination charges and other issues 
  • The preparation, filing and prosecution of Certificate of Need applications
  • Medication-assisted treatment regulations, state pharmacy regulations and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration and regulations
  • Toxicology screening reimbursement and other laboratory relationship and billing issues

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Served as lead counsel to Acadia Healthcare in its acquisition of Bradford Recovery Center.

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Represented the behavioral health programs owner/operator in its acquisition of an eating disorder treatment center in Ohio.

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Represented Psychiatric Medical Care, a provider of mental health services to geriatric patients, in its recapitalization by Consonance Capital Partners.

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