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Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C

Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

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. Markette works with his clients 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. He also assists clients with purchasing and selling home health, hospice and private duty agencies.

Markette 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. He 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. He serves on both the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance and the Board of the Association for Home Care Compliance.

  • Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event

    • Avoid Employer Liability Traps With COVID-19

      Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

      COVID-19 has opened the door to a litany of compliance risks related to employee pay and leave time while providers are still struggling to ensure that their staff and patients minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus while also caring for loved ones who may be sick. This session will cover how to comply with revised protections and requirements by the FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA as well as relevant OSHA and CDC guidance related to office preparations, employee screening and telework.

    • Q&A Session/Speaker Panel

      Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 pm

  • Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event

    • Session 2: Be Prepared: What to Know when a Surveyor Comes Calling

      1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

      Don’t let a visit from a surveyor, the DOJ, or the DOL catch you off guard. Taking the time to prepare now will lead to a better outcome for your agency.

    • Session 1: Elements of Compliance: Communication and Disciplinary Action

      12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      Your compliance plan must include a communication plan for receiving and responding to complaints (Element 4 of a compliance program). An effective compliance plan must also include disciplinary guidelines and procedures for enforcing disciplinary action (Element 5). Learn best practices for receiving complaints and setting effective standards for consequences.

    • Panel, Q&A and Wrap-Up

      3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

  • Achieving Accurate Payment:
    Home Health Virtual Event

    • Compensation and PDGM: What Your Need to Know

      Monday, November 2, 2020, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

      Bob Markette will show you how to structure compensation models to ensure you meet the PDGM parameters for success.

    • Q&A Session/Speaker Panel

      Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:35 p.m.–5:05 p.m.