Kenneth L. Burgess

Professional Biography

Ken is a health care attorney with more than 28 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, reimbursement, litigation, compliance and operations issues.  His practice has focused heavily, but not exclusively, on issues affecting long term care providers.  He has advised them on a wide variety of legal planning issues arising in the skilled nursing facility setting, assisted living setting, hospice, home health and other spheres of long term care. He also frequently represents ancillary service providers (pharmacy, DME, therapy and similar providers.)  He represents health care providers of all types on Certificate of Need, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and licensure issues, including appeals of quality of care issues.  He also represents the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners on dental service organization matters.   He is a frequent national lecturer and author of industry manuals, national trade journal magazine articles and similar training tools and is primary author and editor of Poyner Spruill’s international award winning newsletter, Shorts on Long Term Care.

Representative Experience

  • Advised skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and related long term care vendors on licensure, certification, survey, fraud and abuse, operations, risk management, certificate of need and business issues.

  • Served as Senior Counsel to the national long term care trade association in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for administering the Association’s legal assistance fund litigation, and overseeing all regulatory, facility operations, and clinical staff of the association.

  • Served as General Counsel to ALFA, the national assisted living trade association in Washington, D.C.

  • Served as regulatory and policy counsel for numerous sales and acquisitions of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities in multiple states.

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