Federally Qualified Health Centers
Our business and healthcare law firm counsels and represents Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics, and other organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Our legal services to FQHCs include advice, counsel and representation regarding:
- Section 340B
- Atlanta, Georgia Section 340B Audit Defense Lawyer
- Georgia Section 340B Audit Counsel
- Third Party Payer Contracting
- Staffing and Employment Law
- STARK Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
- General Counsel Services
- Medicare and Medicaid issues
- Fraud and Abuse investigation
- Federal grant issues
- FQHC Status and eligibility
Our law firm is a boutique business and healthcare law practice with a history of representing healthcare providers in business and litigation matters.
“Kevin Little [of Hamil Little] represented the Medical Association of Georgia and individual physicians in a matter addressing the abuses of the health insurance industry. Kevin [of Hamil Little] was a pleasure to work with and brought forth legal theories to hold the health insurance industry accountable to physicians and patients. We received outstanding representation from Kevin [of Hamil Little].” *
Donald Palmisano, CEO and General Counsel, Medical Association of Georgia.
FQHCs provide primary and preventive healthcare and enabling services to medically underserved populations. FQHCs are located in or serve a high need community or a specific high-risk target population. FQHCs, by design, are intended to focus not only on improving the health of individual patients but improving the health status of the entire community. Nationwide, there are hundreds of FQHCs that serve in urban and rural underserved communities and are an effective solution for primary care access to millions of Americans.
There are major advantages of the FQHC designation, including: (a) cost based reimbursement for services to Medicare patients and cost-derived prospective payment for services provided to Medicaid patients; (b) participation in the Section 340B Drug Discount Pricing Program (to purchase prescription drugs at substantial discounts); (c) access to National Health Services Corp providers and resources; (d) the right to have out-stationed Medicaid eligibility workers on site; and (e) having access to Federal Vaccine for Children programs. Revenue or sources of funds for FQHCs are split among Section 330 grant funding, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, state and foundational grants, and self-pay/insurance.
As a healthcare provider and participant in a federal program, FQHCs confront unique legal issues and challenges, including regulatory compliance, third party payer contracting, employment law, and Section 340B matters. Our law firm’s objective is to provide efficient, cost-effective legal solutions to FQHCs, so that they can focus on their mission of delivering care to underserved populations.Georgia and South Carolina FQHC Law Firm
* 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.