Charlotte A. Combre

Partner

Atlanta
T +1.404.256.8431
F +1.404.459.5734

Overview

Charlotte Combre practices exclusively in the area of healthcare law, focusing primarily on the regulatory compliance of healthcare organizations. She has a depth of experience advising and representing healthcare clients on Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment and claims reimbursement, as well as licensure and accreditation matters.

Charlotte regularly speaks on healthcare regulations, including having spoken at various seminars on the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid and the retention and confidentiality of medical records.

Select Experience

  • Advising a client in connection with complex transactions involving acquisitions and arrangements with other healthcare providers and entities, including analysis of transactions, filing of licensure applications and notices, and preparing and filing more than 700 provider enrollment applications.
  • Advising a client with eight pharmacies on Medicaid and Medicare claims reimbursement, Part D audits and DME enrollment.
  • Acting as regulatory counsel for a multistate nurse registry providing infusion services.
  • Preparing and advising on Medicare Provider Enrollment forms for Part A and Part B providers and DMEPOS suppliers.
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Experience

  • Advising a client in connection with complex transactions involving acquisitions and arrangements with other healthcare providers and entities, including analysis of transactions, filing of licensure applications and notices, and preparing and filing more than 700 provider enrollment applications.
  • Advising a client with eight pharmacies on Medicaid and Medicare claims reimbursement, Part D audits and DME enrollment.
  • Acting as regulatory counsel for a multistate nurse registry providing infusion services.
  • Preparing and advising on Medicare Provider Enrollment forms for Part A and Part B providers and DMEPOS suppliers.
  • Advising a client on changes to licensure, licensure surveys and plans of correction.
  • Advising tax-exempt clients on IRS Form 990, prohibited political activity and general tax-exemption compliance.
  • Advising clients on the regulation of long-term care facilities, such as assisted living, home health and continuing care retirement communities.
  • Advising private equity clients on regulatory issues in structure and investment in dental practices, home health agencies and ambulance services.
  • Advising a client on the re-opening of a hospital, including applicable state licensure and CON requirements, Joint Commission and Medicare certification, and compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • GABWA Foundation: Board Member
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Georgia State University Graduate Health Law Network: Advisory Board
  • State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section: Past Chair

Publications

Alerts

Community

  • Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2004
    • Board Member
    • Health Day
  • Junior League of DeKalb County
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • All About Developmental Disabilities: Board Member

Pro Bono

  • Through work with the Georgia Asylum Immigration Network (GAIN), represents victims of human trafficking or domestic violence in obtaining T-visas or U-visas from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

Industries

Prior Positions

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge: Partner

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1997
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1988