Richard Y. Cheng has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, physician groups, hospices, regulated products providers (e.g. medicinal cannabis) and rehabilitation providers. He counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. Mr. Cheng has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, formation of management services organizations (MSOs), managed care organizations (MCOs) payment matters provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals.
Previously, Mr. Cheng was a shareholder at a national law firm and helped open its Texas office. He served as general counsel and vice president at two health care companies, assisting with change of ownership transactions, counseled on operational legal matters and worked closely with outside counsel managing multiple litigation matters, including a large wage and hour collective action with 2200-2400 putative class members. Mr. Cheng also created the medical appeals departments, overseeing multiple staff members that he trained, resulting in the successful recovery of millions of dollars in governmental and private health care insurance claims. Lastly, he served as a corporate staff attorney for an international organization and as an attorney for a litigation boutique law firm in Minneapolis, MN.
Mr. Cheng is licensed in Texas and Minnesota, having graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a licensed occupational therapist. Mr. Cheng has served as an adjunct faculty at multiple universities and lobbied in Washington D.C. through the American Occupational Therapy Association. Mr. Cheng has published extensively on healthcare legal matters.
Mr. Cheng spends countless hours volunteering in his community. He has been a Street Law Program Lecturer, a volunteer for the First Presbyterian Stewpot Program since 2011, served as a pro bono attorney for an international asylum case with the Human Rights Initiative.