PV Kent & Associates relies on Peter
V. Kents 40-plus years of experience representing healthcare
providers. Peter established Kent (formerly the Law Offices of Peter V.
Kent, P.C.) in 1988 in order to help healthcare organizations obtain fair, proper and timely payment
for the services provided. The firm has grown from a single office and
a few employees to multiple offices hosting a staff of over 40 specialists
and lawyers who concentrate exclusively in the healthcare reimbursement field. Over the
years, we have established an unparalleled knowledge base of Best
Practices for Reimbursement. At the same time, we continually monitor the
constant changes in plan requirements, regulations and state and federal law at a level that is virtually impossible for the average healthcare organization to maintain.
Kent focuses entirely on the needs of healthcare
providers. Our clients include hospitals, community health centers,
freestanding outpatient clinics, nursing homes, long-term and chronic
care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and physician groups. Indeed,
our client list includes sixty-eight of the 80 Massachusetts's hospitals.
We streamline the process of filing applications
with MassHealth and other state Medicaid agencies. Our proactive
management of claims to MassHealth, out-of-state providers,
and commercial carriers empowers our clients to increase
cash recovery. We coordinate benefits and services to reap the best
results across motor vehicle, workers compensation, and Veterans
Administration claims. Finally, our attorneys support these efforts
with appeals, negotiation and advocacy, audit defense, and litigation,
as necessary and appropriate.
We provide these services at reasonable rates that acknowledge our
clients' need to maximize revenue to allow them to continue their
valuable core mission of providing high-quality, affordable healthcare
services to their patients.
In addition, Kent provides a full range of complimentary services.
These range from in-service educational programs and custom presentations
to receivables analysis and consultation. Through these services,
we regularly guide and inform our clients, enabling them to become
proactive, adjusting outdated processes that hinder or preclude reimbursement.
We believe that the more our clients understand their business and
ours, the better we can serve them.
At Kent, we are proud to be prompt, professional and courteous.
We seek to exceed our client's expectations at every turn. Many of us
have been with the firm for more than ten years. We all credit our
success to Peter Kents commitment to personal and career growth,
generosity, and real respect for every Kent interaction. While we
each focus on a particular area of the business, we are cross-trained
in each others specialties. This approach ensures that we
understand each others responsibilities; it also enables us
to meet every clients needs in a timely fashion.
Our success lies in the successes of our clients.
By helping them recover proper and timely payments, we allow them
to reduce write-offs and increase revenue. At the same time, we
enable them to build and maintain positive relationships with state
and federal agencies, private payers, allied healthcare organizations and patients alike. Through
this professional process, we foster our clients good standing
in their communities while ensuring that payers meet their legitimate payment obligations.
Our Commitment to HIPAA
As a law firm dedicated exclusively to supporting healthcare
providers reimbursement needs, PV Kent & Associates is committed to achieving and
maintaining compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Our procedures and software
ensure accurate and up-to-date medical record and billing information, patient data, and
other documents. Equally as important, we provide our clients a complete audit
trail for all applications and claims. We have incorporated technical
and workflow-based structures, including identification of authorized
users, control of system access, data integrity, and backup/recovery
to ensure availability and reliability. Of course, we restrict access
to all confidential information and take the extra precaution of
requiring non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements from all
employees, which provides explicit legal confidentiality protections.