Pain Management

Nelson Hardiman represents physicians who specialize in pain management and is known for its depth of experience in accomplishing the goals of its pain management clients. Nelson Hardiman counsels and assists pain management physicians across a wide range of business, regulatory, and strategic challenges, including:

  • Business Transactions
    • Formation of professional corporations
    • Formation of management companies
  • Regulatory Defense
    • Medical Board investigations
    • DEA audits and investigations
    • Reimbursement audits and investigations by government payors
  • Compliance
    • Pain management policies and procedures
    • Controlled substance prescribing requirements
    • Documentation of chronic pain and treatment plans
    • Informed consent and controlled substances patient agreement
    • Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance
    • Medicare and Medi-Cal compliance
    • HIPAA and state patient data privacy and security requirements
    • Audit risk assessment
  • Litigation
    • Licensure defense and appeals
    • DEA license appeals
    • Medicare and Medi-Cal appeals
    • Payor and reimbursement disputes
    • Overpayment appeals
    • False Claims Act/qui tam whistle-blower litigation defense
    • Business and employment litigation
    • Medicare and Medi-Cal exclusions and suspensions