Robert W. Markette, Jr.
  Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, focuses his practice on representing home health, hospice and private duty providers in all aspects of their operations.  With more than 10 years of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the issues facing home care providers and has assisted clients in a number of areas related to the operation of their businesses.

He works with clients on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid compliance, including surveys, responding to surveys and state and federal appeals of survey findings; payer issues, including appealing payer audit findings; HIPAA compliance; and 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 staffs, 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. He also assists clients in responding to EEOC investigations and discrimination lawsuits and similar employment issues.

Robert is certified in health care compliance by the Health Care Compliance Board.  He is also a frequent speaker on home health, hospice and private duty matters across the country, presenting to the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, as well as other national speaking events and numerous state trade association conferences and continuing education sessions.

EDUCATION

Hanover College, B.A. - 1994

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. - 1998

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Indiana
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association

honors

  • Public Member, Home Health Advisory Board of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BOMSC)