Texas Legal Counsel For Rehab, Speech And Occupational Therapists
The Law Offices of Alejandro Mora, PLLC, is a health care law firm representing the interests of physical rehabilitation therapists, speech therapists and occupational health therapists throughout South Texas, in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.
My name is Alejandro Mora, and I assist outpatient rehabilitation facilities with some of the main challenges they face, including:
- Licensing: I help facilities and individual therapists obtain state licenses. I provide license defense when any state board initiates an investigation. I have experience dealing with the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE) and the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
- Medicare and Medicaid issues: I address Medicare and Medicaid certification, reimbursement and fraud defense, appealing overpayments and complying with requirements.
I also advise clients on general business matters. I work to address concerns such as:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Contract drafting and negotiation
- Employment issues
Medicare Enrollment Is Key
I know that being enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid is a necessity for most outpatient rehabilitation facilities, but the process can be challenging. Working with an experienced lawyer who understands the regulatory issues involved can help make the process go smoothly.
To enroll, you must be surveyed by the state first. The state uses a priority system to rate facilities for processing. Many of my clients are placed in the last (lowest-priority) tier and then wait a long time to be surveyed.
At my law firm, I help lower-priority rehabilitation facilities get through the survey process faster. I prepare Access to Care letters that set forth applicable exceptions and special circumstances that warrant expediting the process. This has worked for clients like rehabilitation facilities located in rural areas as well as those that offer niche therapy services.
I am also equipped to guide clients through the accreditation process with the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.