President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
William A. Dombi, Esq., specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With over 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including: the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980; the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983; the institution of the Medicare Prospective Payment System for home health in 2000; and, the national health care reform legislation in 2010.
Regarding litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit; challenges to health maintenance organization (HMO) home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients; lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates; a nationwide class action against then-Health Care Finance Administration for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act; litigation directed against the Interim Payment System for the Medicare home health benefit; and, a lawsuit addressing the so-called Medicare "case-mix creep adjustments" between 2008 and 2010.
In addition to litigation, Dombi offers extensive community and professional educational services through lectures, publications, teleconferences, and videos. He is the editor and lead author of "Home Care & Hospice Law: A Handbook for Executives", the only comprehensive legal treatise on the topic. His lectures include market trends in home care, compliance, risk management, patient rights, fraud and abuse, health care reimbursement, legislative and regulatory reforms, and legal issues in telehealth services.
He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. He is also admitted to numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and several District Courts of Appeals. He serves on the Advisory Board for Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Report and Medicare Report. He also is a longstanding member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
THE VIEW FROM CAPITOL HILL: HOME HEALTH'S POLICY FUTURE IN FOCUS Tuesday, August 18 • 9:00-10:30 AM Medicare/PDGM Track