Kelly is a partner of the firm who represents hospitals, physician groups, managed care organizations, dental care organizations, practice management companies, county mental health departments, federally qualified health centers, behavioral health providers, residential treatment facilities, and a variety of other providers on both contested and advisory matters. Kelly brings her many years as an attorney representing state Medicaid and licensing agencies to bear in assisting clients to avoid and resolve audit/overpayment and licensing disputes with government health care programs. Kelly also advises clients on a variety of other regulatory issues including Medicare "provider-based" billing requirements; the federal self-disclosure laws, Medicaid rate-setting requirements, False Claims Act and civil penalty laws; compliance programs; fraud and abuse investigations; corporate practice of medicine; provider/payer contracting issues; facility licensing and certification; federal anti-kickback safe harbors; and Stark law requirements, including physician recruitment agreements.
From 1989 to 1992, Kelly was associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, where her practice focused on representing state governments in disputes related to health and welfare reimbursement matters. As an associate at Stoel Rives from 1992 to 1994, she gained significant experience representing private companies in a wide variety of business litigation matters. Between 1994 and 2003, Kelly served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice, focusing her practice on regulatory matters, particularly in the areas of Medicaid reimbursement, health care provider licensing and administrative law. During her tenure at the Attorney General's office, Kelly also gained experience in legislative matters and served as one of two Attorney General appointees to the Hearing Officer Panel Oversight Committee.
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