Lanchi is a partner in the Healthcare practice, and a member of the Hospitals & Health Systems, Post-Acute & Long-Term Care, 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, 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 & Medicaid Service, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, 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, state licensure, and state certificate of need matters, among others. She counsels providers dealing with government audits (UPIC, SMRC, MAC, TPE), including audits involving the use of statistical sampling and extrapolation, to negotiate the administrative appeals process. She also defends providers in actions under the federal False Claims Act, and serves as healthcare regulatory counsel in the acquisition, merger, and restructuring of large national long-term care and hospice providers.
Lanchi recognizes the needs of healthcare organizations 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 serves 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.