In this time of unprecedented scrutiny of health care providers and record-breaking civil and criminal recoveries, it is critical that providers develop a strong relationship with compliance counsel who has the experience and knowledge to help design effective compliance programs, conduct thoughtful risk assessments, and provide practical solutions to identified compliance concerns. Our compliance team is made up of health care attorneys having regulatory, civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense experience, including attorneys with backgrounds in nursing, clinical research, and accounting and statistics. We bring these practical skills to bear for our clients in every engagement.
Although we have extensive experience in crisis situations, we believe our clients benefit the most from our practical advice and assistance in creating everyday compliance solutions and ensuring that our clients' operations comply with the myriad of statutes and regulations to which they are subject. In reviewing and creating contracts, policies and procedures, and business strategies, we focus on preventing violations of the law before they occur and limiting exposure to civil and criminal sanctions while taking into account patient care and operational considerations. We work hard to develop an understanding of our clients' operations as a whole, and we know from experience that compliance solutions have to be cost-efficient and tailored for the institution's culture and resources in order to be effective.
We also focus on developing practical tools to assist our clients in their compliance activities. From the development of the S.i.M.P.L.E. Section 111 reporting software to template forms and policies and packaged compliance consulting services, we strive to be an essential member of our clients' compliance teams.
Whether you are facing an investigation or audit or you are seeking guidance to ensure compliant practices and a better understanding of the wide range of laws and regulations governing health care, Smith Moore Leatherwood's compliance team has the skills and resources you need.