Susan Kayser has practiced in the area of health law for over 25 years, concentrating on a variety of issues affecting providers of services to the elderly. Ms. Kayser chairs the Post-Acute Care and Senior Services subgroup of Duane Morris’ Health Law Practice Group.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kayser was Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region II. A frequent speaker and a former adjunct professor of law at Pace University School of Law, Ms. Kayser attended St. John’s University School of Law and is a cum laudegraduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
- Obtained on behalf of a physician a decision relieving the client of a demanded $700,000 in Medicare overpayment obligation under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Victimized Provider Project and Safeguard Services (SGS), a Medicare program integrity contractor.
- Represented diagnostic and treatment center in audit of physical therapy billings by the New York Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), succeeding in reversing a recoupment order.
- Defended a multi-site physician practice group in an investigation by the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct, and avoided charges being brought.
- Assist skilled nursing facilities, home care agencies and physician practice groups in developing and implementing a corporate compliance program.
- Represent health care providers, including nursing homes and home care agencies, in government investigations.
- Represented large institutional investor on health regulatory licensing matters in connection with acquisition of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in 11 states.
- Served as health regulatory transaction counsel in a $230 million deal in which assisted living properties in 5 states were sold to a REIT. Advised on and coordinated all health regulatory matters in the transaction.
- Represented the owner of an assisted living residence in a sale/leaseback transaction with a REIT.
- Represent a skilled nursing facility in a dispute with a state Medicaid agency over the facility’s level of Medicaid reimbursement.
- Obtained group exemption status from the IRS for a nonprofit organization providing a variety of services to the elderly.
- Succeeded in persuading CMS to withdraw a nursing home immediate jeopardy finding.
Areas of Practice:
- Corporate compliance and risk management
- Compliance training
- Defense of Medicare and Medicaid audits
- Healthcare contracting
- Telemedicine and e-health
- Professional rights
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Seniors Housing Association, Executive Committee (Duane Morris Representative), 2001-present
- Legal Consult Editor, Long-Term Care Interface, 2001-2006
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law, Health Law Program, 1995-1996
Board Memberships : Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, 1997-present
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