Lanchi is a partner in the Healthcare practice, and a member of the Hospitals & Health Systems, Post-Acute & Long-Term Care, Healthcare Privacy/HIPAA, and Healthcare Private Equity industry teams. She is also the chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee and serves as the Hiring Partner. Lanchi has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and has distinguished herself as a healthcare lawyer who provides full-service regulatory counsel to providers across the healthcare continuum. Her clients include hospital systems, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, home health agencies, hospice agencies, outpatient rehabilitation therapy providers, and behavioral health providers, among others. Her clients appreciate her deep knowledge and multifaceted experience in the healthcare industry, which is the result of a joint degree in law and public health and her prior experience as a licensed, practicing physical therapist. With this 360-degree background, Lanchi provides a unique vantage point in partnering with her clients to navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry.
Lanchi represents providers before state and federal agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). She is known for her technical acuity and comprehensive understanding of payor and reimbursement issues, Medicare/Medicaid certification, voluntary disclosures, HIPAA compliance, corporate practice doctrine, and fraud and abuse laws, including the federal False Claims Act, among others. She has extensive experience working closely with government auditors (UPIC, SMRC, MAC, TPE), nationwide to counsel providers on negotiating the administrative appeals process, including challenging the use of statistical sampling and extrapolation. In addition to defending providers in regulatory enforcement actions, she also serves as healthcare regulatory counsel to advise on regulatory risk and compliance on a wide variety of matters, from the establishment of innovative health care models to HIPAA risk assessments, to the acquisition, merger, and restructuring of large national providers.
Lanchi recognizes the needs of healthcare organizations across the continuum of care through the lens of first-hand experience. Prior to joining AGG, Lanchi was a physical therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and served as a clinical instructor for several physical therapy programs. She remains an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has been appointed to several committees, including the APTA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Payment Policy Committee of APTA’s Private Practice Section. She also served on the Board of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to arts and arts organizations.