The M&R team applies our knowledge of the skilled nursing facility landscape to provide industry-focused expertise that caters to our clients’ needs. Our team regularly handles the most difficult and complexly structured transactions that require out-of-the-box thinking, in addition to the day-to-day business matters of skilled nursing facilities. And when litigation becomes necessary, we fiercely advocate on behalf of our clients, particularly in reimbursement matters and fraud and abuse defense, where our insight into the inner workings of the skilled nursing industry affords us a distinct edge.
By staying up-to-date on evolving laws and regulations affecting skilled nursing facilities, our team solves compliance problems and helps clients successfully navigate audits and investigations. We also train clients on compliance and regulatory issues, so that they may avoid future pitfalls. We conduct thorough investigations to help avoid audits and, when necessary, we have successfully defended audits. The M&R team routinely works with buyers, sellers, banks and operators on skilled nursing facility financing deals for acquisitions, renovations and construction. Our attorneys assist with loan preparations, equity securitization transactions, equity funds and partnership syndications of facilities.
We also help skilled nursing facilities with licensing issues, collection issues, admission agreements, resident handbooks, and policies and procedures. Our team provides advice and structuring under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Medicaid Long-Term Care (MLTC) with an ability to help navigate the waters into shared risk and shared savings.
One of our partners is on the Board of Directors of a nursing home based in New York, and serves as chair of its Audit and Compliance Committee.