The attorneys at Malecki Brooks Law Group have substantial experience in the vast legal and regulatory issues impacting hospices. We assist hospices in issues relating to reimbursement, enrollment and payment regulations; compliance with federal and state requirements; regulatory fraud and abuse compliance; corporate governance; licensure; public and private payor audits; contractual and transactional arrangements; and matters requiring litigation. Our attorneys understand the distinct regulatory issues affecting to hospices, and we possess the knowledge and experience necessary to represent hospices in all aspects of their legal needs.

We can assist you with the following:


  • Contract review and drafting
  • Contractual and transactional matters, including but not limited to joint ventures and acquisitions and sales
  • Medical equipment purchases and leases
  • Office space leases (provider based clinic arrangements)
  • Review of restrictive covenants and non-complete clauses
  • Risk assessments and risk reduction strategies
  • Employment law matters
  • General counsel / on-site counsel


  • Medicare and Medicaid certification and recertification
  • Compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage
  • Assistance with accreditation surveys, corrective action plans and termination appeals
  • Hospice beneficiary elections, plans of care, face-to-face documentation, terminality certification and lengths of stay
  • Documentation requirements regarding homebound status
  • Medicare, Medicaid, ZPIC, and private payor audit assistance and representation
  • Third-party payor coding and billing issues
  • HIPAA privacy assessments and assistance with breaches
  • Compliance assessments and remediation
  • Policy review and drafting support for surveys
  • Outsourced compliance officer
  • Risk management (claims and loss control)
  • IDPH and IDFPR compliance


  • Contract and business litigation
  • Potentially compensable event management
  • Deposition assistance

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Aileen Kiska Brooks