Administrative/Health Law(representation of clients through the administrative process including informal disputes; formal and informal hearings; trials before State Office of Administrative Hearings [SOAH]; state and federal – CMS and DADS)
Best & Spruill attorneys have extensive health law experience, including but not limited to matters involving physicians, nurses, nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis clinics, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nursing home administrators, chiropractors, certified nurse and medication aides, independent living retirement communities, continuing care retirement communities, and others. Best & Spruill has represented these health care providers in malpractice litigation, as well as before state and federal licensing agencies.
Examples of Best & Spruill’s health law regulatory experience includes: representing providers in informal dispute resolution or informal reconsideration proceedings, civil money or administrative penalty actions (both state and federal), denial or revocation of the facility’s license, reimbursement issues (audits and appeals), termination of Medicare/Medicaid provider agreements, and lawsuits by the Texas Attorney General for Medicaid fraud, abuse, neglect, injunctive relief and/or imposition of civil money penalties.
Best & Spruill has also represented physicians, nurses, nursing home administrators, chiropractors, certified nurse aides, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and certified nurse/medication aides before their respective licensure Boards and in peer review proceedings.
Our attorneys also teach nursing jurisprudence classes approved by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners, and regularly speak at universities and other educational facilities regarding various aspects of the health care industry. The Firm also serves as general counsel for several rural hospital districts and for various individual health care facilities.