For over 15 years, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, HCS-C has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with the these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.
In representing the homecare industry, Robert has assisted clients in a number of areas related to the operation of their business. He works with his client on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid compliance including surveys, responding to surveys, state and federal appeals of survey findings; payer issues, including appealing payer audit findings; HIPAA Compliance; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, including matters such as developing and implementing compliance programs, performing internal investigations and representing providers in external investigations and civil and criminal matters. Robert also assists clients with purchasing and selling home health, hospice and private duty agencies.
Because these providers depend heavily on their staff, Robert also addresses legal issues related to employment matters. This includes wage and hour compliance, responding to Department of Labor investigations, and litigating wage and hour disputes. Robert routinely provides guidance to his clients on HR matters, including assisting with preparing personnel manuals, guidance on discipline issues and similar matters. Robert also assists clients in responding to EEOC investigations and discrimination lawsuits and similar employment issues.
Robert is recognized for his expertise in this space and is a frequent speaker on home health, hospice and private duty matters across the country. Robert has presented to the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, DecisionHealth as well as other national speaking events and numerous state trade association conferences and continuing education sessions. Robert serves on both the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance and the Board of the Association for Home Care Compliance. Robert drafted the Second Edition of the Homecare Administrator's Field Guide and the Home Health Patient Rights Policy and Procedure Manual
Robert graduated from Hanover College with a degree in Computer Science and received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. Robert is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association and the Indiana and Oklahoma State Bar Association. Robert has been awarded the HCS-C credential signifying his knowledge and experience in home care compliance. Robert is also certified in health care compliance by the Health Care Compliance Board. Robert is admitted to practice in Indiana and Oklahoma.