If you are a healthcare business owner or manager in Florida, it is important to keep up with the latest laws and regulations. Your healthcare facility regulation from Medicare, Medicaid, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), and Department of Health (DOH) impact your organization’s bottom line.
The Florida DOH primarily regulates the licensed health care professions. AHCA regulates healthcare facilities, certain organizations, and administers the multi-billion dollar Medicaid program. We advise companies and health care professionals with the initial application process for licensure, change of ownership issues, and renewal and expiration issues. In addition, we represent clients who have received an Administrative Complaint, Emergency Suspension Order, Medicaid Preliminary Audit Letter (PAL) or Final Audit Letter (FAL).
We also defend the interests of health care professionals and facilities when they are being investigated by AHCA or DOH.
Advising and Representing Healthcare Providers
Our law firm handles a variety of regulatory issues for those that manage and own health care organizations, clinics, and providers in Florida. Some of those issues include:
- Administrative Complaints filed by DOH
- Emergency Suspension Orders filed by DOH
- Medicaid Audits
- AHCA & DOH Background Check Exemption Applications
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- AHCA license denial, Initial, Renewal, and Change of Ownership (CHOW) License Applications
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals
- Employment Law and HR Issues.
Since 1965, Phipps & Howell has been representing clients before state government agencies in Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City. Jeffrey S. Howell, Rickey L. Strong, and Benjamin K. Phipps have varying backgrounds with the Florida Department of Health, Senate Committee on Healthcare in the Florida Legislature, and experience in the field of health care management.
Two of our attorneys serve as Adjunct Professors of Health Law at Florida A&M University’s School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Healthcare Management. We are also litigators in State and Federal Courts. We represent health care clients with advice, counsel, and representation before all three branches of Florida government.
How We Can Address Your Concerns
We’re able to advise on your healthcare facility regulation and license defense questions and concerns. Give us a call and schedule a time to speak with an attorney about your issue or concern during a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have been served with a letter, notice, administrative complaint or other documents from AHCA or DOH, we recommend you inform our legal assistant when you call and make arrangements to fax or email the documentation to us for review. Because the government has time deadlines which affect your rights it is prudent to contact us promptly. Avoid missing the deadline!
Have questions about the process? We’re here to answer them. Reach us at 850-222-7000.