Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals

Nelson Hardiman represents a large number of psychologists and other mental health professionals in a variety of business, regulatory, and strategic challenges, including:

  • Business Transactions
    • Formation of professional corporations
    • Formation of management services organizations
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Associate buy-in agreement
    • Purchase and sale agreements
    • Space sharing agreements
    • Managed care network contracts
    • Dental equipment lease agreements
  • Regulatory Defense
    • California Board of Psychology investigations and defense
      • Negligence
      • DUI and substance abuse
      • Criminal charges
      • Record-keeping
      • Fraud
    • Reimbursement audits and investigations by governmental payors
  • Compliance
    • Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance
    • Medicare and Medi-Cal program compliance
    • HIPAA and state patient data privacy and security requirements
    • Audit risk assessment
    • Documentation and medical necessity
  • Litigation
    • Licensure defense and appeals
    • Provider enrollment appeals
    • Medicare and private payor reimbursement disputes
    • Overpayment appeals
    • False Claims Act/qui tam whistle-blower litigation defense
    • Medicare suspensions and Medicare exclusions
    • Business and employment litigation