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Seven Things To Know When You Receive A Notice Of Investigation From The Department Of Health

Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR)

The Health Law Firm and its attorneys represent home health care agencies and home health care agency employees in a number of different matters. From incorporation to preparing contracts, from defending the agency against malpractice claims to routine legal advice, we can provide assistance.

We have prepared contracts for nurses and other health care professionals employed by or contracted with home health care agencies. These include medical director agreements. In the event of a patient complaint, allegation of criminal wrong doing by an employee, or representation during a sale or a purchase, we can assist.

The attorneys of The Health Law Firm have successfully represented employees of home health care agencies accused of drug abuse, theft of money from the home of a patient, patient abuse, medicaid fraud, forgery of records, and violations of the nurse practice act. We have represented home health care agencies in employment disputes, medicaid audits, form consent matters, contract preparation, sales of assets, due diligence investigations, defense of negligence claims, and other matters.

View a copy of an article written by Mr. Indest on sales and mergers of home health care agencies. Mr. Indest has also written an article on abandonment of patients (PDF) that was published in the Aspen’s Health Care Law Bulletin.

The attorneys of The Health Law Firm routinely represent health care providers, teaching professionals, and health care facilities in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including negotiations, informal mediations, formal mediations, and arbitrations.

We have represented nursing homes, home health agencies, hospitals directors of nursing and others in Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) proceedings with state agencies involving facility licenses, facility surveys, investigations of complaints, fines and proposed disciplinary actions.

For a link to a guidance being provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, click here.

We have been involved in too many mediations to counts and in numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (ADRS), the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) and others.

If you have to arbitrate your case, this is a proceeding in which any right or claim you have may very well be completely resolved. It is extremely important to obtain qualified, experienced representation in such matters. If you are being sued and your insurance company has chosen your defense attorney, you may very well desire to have your own personal attorney attend any mediations that are scheduled to ensure that your personal interest are being properly protected; you do have this right.

We have represented health care facilities in informal dispute resolution (IDR) proceedings regarding proposed licensure actions and adverse results of surveys by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). We have represented physicians in mediations of Medicaid overpayment claims by the state Medicaid Program. We have represented physicians, nurses, health care professionals, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities in mediations involving malpractice claims by patients and other types of claims. We have represented medical groups and health professionals in mediating claims against insurance companies and HMOs.

One of our attorneys is an experienced mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (ADRS), and is available to mediate or arbitrate cases involving health care professionals, health facilities, or those involving the health care industry.

For a link to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service