Compliance Plans for Medical Practices and healthcare Businesses

Our Georgia law firm is a boutique business law practice focused on helping medical practices and healthcare providers lawfully and profitably compete in today’s challenging regulatory environment. Our team of healthcare lawyers and professionals help medical practices and businesses make and save money.

An important component of every medical practice and healthcare business is a proper compliance plan, as required by federal law under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and CMS regulations. We provide first rate medical compliance plans to protect our healthcare business clients with reasonable, fixed pricing that will meet the budgeting needs of your business. Our offices are located in Midtown Atlanta and in the Medical District of Augusta, Georgia. We are happy to meet with you to discuss the medical compliance plan needs of your practice or business.

Georgia Medical Compliance Plan Law Firm

We have represented many physicians and other healthcare providers and know that every healthcare provider requires reliable legal assistance with the evolving compliance obligations imposed by federal and state law. Adverse professional and financial consequences for not having a medical compliance plan (or an inadequate one) are often severe. The cost of creating a proper compliance plan is low relative to the financial risks and potentially significant expense of not having one.

Although the law does not mandate a one-size-fits-all type of compliance program for all healthcare providers, generally speaking your compliance plan should be carefully designed by legal counsel in a way that will cover all required elements and facilitate detection of fraud or problematic billing and related risks. Our law firm’s compliance plan services properly address federal requirements and include evaluation of, for example, the following compliance plan needs:

  • Auditing and monitoring to ensure bills are accurately coded, documentation is complete, and services are medically necessary;
  • Written Standards and Procedures (regarding billing practices, documentation, improper inducements);
  • Designation of a Compliance Officer (which can be outsourced or handled by our law firm);
  • Appropriate Initial and Continuing Training/Education of Staff (compliance training; billing training);
  • Responding to Detected Offenses and Corrective Action;
  • Developing Open Lines of Communication;
  • Enforcing Disciplinary Standards Through Well-Publicized Guidelines.

Rather than itemized hourly billing for such services, we provide fixed pricing for turnkey packages that meet important compliance needs.

We, unlike many compliance companies, offer the additional benefit of extensive legal experience as counsel representing healthcare professionals in order to assist our healthcare clients in meeting their compliance obligations under federal and state law.

"I am a physician who was looking to set up an office and wanted to make sure I was compliant with both medical board and governmental regulations. I had called about law offices and was getting no where. I emailed Kevin Little [of Hamil Little] from his site and got an immediate reply. We met and he took the time to listen. We sat down and developed a plan and he gave me a very fair rate. He completed the work in a very timely fashion and was very thoughtful of my entire business plan. Kevin is professional and I would recommend him highly." *

Dr. C. (healthcare/business client).

In addition to providing Healthcare Compliance Plans to meet ACA requirements, we also have the experience and legal training to advise and guide you with respect to other regulatory issues that affect compliance, including:

  • HIPAA
  • STARK
  • AKS
  • EMR/HITECH
  • Medicare Billing and CMS claim submission rules
  • State Law Regulatory Compliance Statutes and Rules
  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Issues and Manuals
  • Medical Practice Business Forms

If your compliance program is not in place or you fear an existing compliance plan does not meet legal standards or needs updating, our firm provides a turn-key approach to meet your needs. We offer several compliance plan “packages” of legal services that are effectively priced to meet a predetermined budget and provide ongoing opportunities for to you to ensure that you meet federal compliance plan standards of auditing, training and reporting. We can tailor our compliance plan legal services to meet your specific needs.

Because we are a law firm, our compliance plan programs include the substantial added value of an ongoing professional relationship with you, the attorney-client communications privilege, and the availability of our legal services for other needs in your business.

Your Committed Partner . . .
Your Business and Healthcare Legal Counsel

Our law firm has offices in Augusta (706) 722-7886 and Atlanta (404) 685-1662 (Atlanta). Call or email us at info@hamillittle.com to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your healthcare compliance needs. Ask about our medical compliance packages.

* DISCLAIMER: Any result this law firm or any lawyer of this law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.