Health Care Law
In its health care practice, the Patsos Law Office focuses on advising, representing and defending health care providers in all types of business arrangements, third party reimbursement and recoupment issues, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, regulatory compliance matters, fraud and abuse issues, HIPAA, HITECH and state privacy laws, and physician employment negotiations, such as:
The Patsos Law Office provides legal counsel to many types of health care providers, including physicians, physical and occupational therapists, clinics, mental health providers, nutritionists, dentists, optometrists, and other licensed professionals, as well as start-up businesses venturing into the health care space. The firm provides personalized attention to each of its clients, and ensures that their legal needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. Its Managing Member, Catherine G. Patsos, Esq., practiced health care law at a large national law firm for more than twelve years before launching the Patsos Law Office, and accordingly, she combines her big law firm experience with the individualized and customized service of a small practice.
Elder and Special Needs Law
In its elder and special needs law practice, the Patsos Law Office focuses on the legal needs of the elderly, and uses many legal tools and techniques to meet their goals and objectives. The firm also works on behalf of disabled individuals under 65 years of age to help prepare for their long term care needs. Some of the issues addressed by the Firm are planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents, such as Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies; planning for possible long term care needs, including nursing home care, home care and day care; and coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of such care.
The Patsos Law Firm assists client with:
- asset protection planning and Medicaid planning;
- Medicaid applications and eligibility;
- ensuring that advanced directives are in place;
- setting up supplemental needs trusts and pooled income trusts; and
- guardianship proceedings for the elderly and the disabled.
Advanced planning, such as Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies, is important for all adults in to avoid the need for guardianship proceedings in the future. Without such advanced directives, if you or a loved one or friend can no longer make health care or financial decisions due to physical or mental challenges, you or they may need to have a guardian appointed to handle such affairs. The Patsos Law Office is very experienced in handling these affairs, and can help you and your loved ones properly plan for the future.