Skilled Nursing Facilities

Our Healthcare Practice is one of the largest healthcare-dedicated practices in the country, with more than 25 attorneys practicing full-time in the area. Over a long and rich history of serving healthcare providers, we have made the long-term care industry in general and skilled nursing facilities specifically a major focus area. Our commitment to the industry is evidenced by our role in founding the Georgia Nursing Home Association, now known as the Georgia Health Care Association, which we have represented since 1953. AGG is consistently ranked among the firms with the largest representation in the America Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care, and Rehabilitation Practice Group.

We provide a full range of legal services to our nursing home clients, including offering advice and advocating on their behalf with regard to a breadth of areas, including the following: regulatory compliance; licensure, survey and certification reviews, and enforcement actions; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; RAC audits and contractor reviews; federal and state administrative appeals; mergers and acquisitions; change of ownership (CHOW); fraud and abuse; internal and government investigations; involuntary discharge and resident payment issues; and certificate of need (CON). Over the years, we have worked with broad variety of geographically diverse providers – from single entity nursing facilities in Georgia to the largest regional and national nursing home chains, including ten of the top fifteen largest nursing home companies in the country, as determined by Provider magazine. AGG healthcare attorneys have earned a national reputation as leaders in nursing home acquisitions and in administrative appeal work.

The long-term care industry is among the highly-regulated industries in the county – perhaps, it has been said, second only to nuclear power. While this sentiment may be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic, there is no question that skilled nursing facility providers currently face overwhelming regulatory and reimbursement challenges at a point in history where an unprecedented percentage of our population finds themselves in need of their services. AGG’s Healthcare Practice has the depth and breadth of experience to guide our clients through these challenges.