Kristen Bond Dobson is an associate in the firm's Healthcare practice group. She represents clients in a wide variety of litigation and regulatory matters, with a focus on healthcare. As a former Staff Attorney at the Florida Supreme Court, she can see multiple sides of an issue, which enables her to develop the best strategy for success for her clients.
Kristen represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes, and other regulated entities. Her practice includes assisting clients in certificate of need and other healthcare litigation, healthcare licensure, and compliance matters. Kristen also regularly represents clients in competitive bid protests and rule challenges. With insight into what makes legal arguments effective and an unwavering attention to detail, Kristen positions her clients for success.
Successfully challenged Agency statement regarding online ordering of medical marijuana through third-party websites as an unpromulgated rule and obtained a Final Order requiring the Agency to immediately discontinue reliance on the unpromulgated rule.
Advised major health system in compliance investigation, including extensive review of reimbursement and potential False Claims Act issues, witness interviews, and review of complex business arrangements.
Obtained Certificate of Need for hospice provider over two other competing applicants after 4-week trial, allowing provider to significantly expand its services and operations in Florida.
Successfully defended award of housing tax credits pursuant to a Request for Applications issued by Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Advised providers regarding COVID-19 regulatory issues, including telehealth waivers and CARES Act provider relief funding
Assisted in successful representation of provider challenging Recovery Audit denials for outlier payments