The hospice sector is highly specialized—which means that hospice and related healthcare organizations have highly specialized legal needs. Morgan Lewis has a longstanding and robust healthcare practice focused on the hospice sector. Our lawyers have represented hospice and related healthcare organizations for more than 20 years on their most critical matters—including regulatory, government audits and investigations, whistleblower/qui tam, compliance, federal and state policy, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, government self-disclosures, and transaction, affiliations, and joint venture matters.
We understand that hospices are mission-driven organizations providing compassionate care to patients in the last stages of life as well as crucial support for patients’ families, and our legal solutions ultimately are crafted to advance that mission—whether our hospice client is nonprofit or investor-owned. We have knowledge of how a hospice interdisciplinary team works; how hospice organizations partner with hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers, physicians, assisted living facilities, group homes, and others; and how the hospice sector manages its workforce. We call upon our deep bench of lawyers with hospice experience to solve hospice clients’ legal issues—whether the matter is large or small, routine or complex.
In addition, Morgan Lewis has relationships with many of the major consultants in the hospice and palliative care sectors, including those that furnish support for clinical eligibility audits and Additional Document Requests (ADRs), conditions of participation reviews, accreditation survey preparation, and financial operation reviews. We often partner with these consultants to help our hospice clients achieve superior results.
As frequent speakers at leading hospice industry conferences, our lawyers stay abreast of the latest trends in hospice and serve as thought leaders on changes and legal challenges in the sector, including those related to legislative, regulatory, and payment reforms.
We welcome a discussion on how we can help support your hospice organization on litigation, transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters.