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Renée J. Montgomery

Partner

Renée Montgomery focuses her practice in the area of health law and has extensive experience in regulatory and administrative law. Renée has represented healthcare providers and provider related organizations for over 25 years. She has successfully represented healthcare providers in matters before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings and before state and federal courts in challenging or defending agency decisions. 

Renée is recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Health Care (2014-2016). She also has been named by Woodward/White as a Best Lawyer in North Carolina in Health Law and Administrative Law (2007-2017) and a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Health Care (2006-2017).

Renée regularly advises healthcare providers on regulatory matters, provides advice regarding development matters and contractual relations, and assists clients in navigating through the complex regulatory system.

Renée has represented both national healthcare providers as well as regional and local providers. Those healthcare providers have included hospitals, psychiatric facilities, home health and hospice agencies, home care agencies, community mental health providers, ambulatory surgery facilities, adult care homes, nursing homes, federally qualified healthcare centers, and physician practices. Renée also serves as legal counsel to a North Carolina provider association comprised of over 700 members. 

Renée has a long history of involvement in health law organizations, including serving as President of the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorney and serving on the Councils of the Administrative Law and Health Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association. Renée frequently lectures on health law and administrative law issues.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Featured Experience

Ms. Montgomery provides representation and counseling on a variety of different matters, including:

  • Certificate of Need planning, application and appeals
  • Legislative and regulatory developments affecting the health care industry
  • Procurement proceedings and government contracts
  • Medicare and Medicaid certification
  • Professional licensing and related proceedings
  • Confidentiality and privacy issues, including HIPAA compliance
  • Self-referral, fraud and abuse issues
  • Administrative appeals
  • Rule-making proceedings
  • Privacy issues
  • Health care contracts
  • Licensure and certification issues
  • Reimbursement issues
  • Risk management issues
  • Employment practices and policies
  • Employment contracts, covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel in several successful CON contested cases, including cases in which the client’s favorable decision was upheld and cases in which the client’s unfavorable decision was reversed.
  • Lead counsel in having the award of an $180 million contract involving the development of a Medicare/Medicaid information system upheld.
  • Lead counsel in representing a home care association that successfully challenged and had reversed home care policy changes that would have reduced services to thousands of disabled and elderly North Carolinians.  
  • In several cases, successfully challenged decisions of managed care organizations terminating behavioral healthcare providers and obtained a decision from a Superior Court Judge that the Office of Administrative Hearings has jurisdiction over such challenges.
  • Successfully challenged Medicare hospice regulation in federal court.
  • Represented a county Hospital Authority in finding a new leasee of a county hospital and guided the Authority through the required statutory process.  

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section Distinguished Service Award, 2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Health Care, 2006-2017
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Health Care Law, 2007-2017
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Health Care (Band 1), 2014-2016
  • Dr. Ellen B. Winston Award, The Association of Home and Hospice Care for North Carolina, 2011
  • Home Care and Hospice Hero Award, the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina, 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Administrative Law; Health Care; Government & Public Policy; Certificate of Need; Litigation

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Braxton Craven Inn of Court, President, 1993; Master, 1990-2005
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Council, 2003-2006; Administrative Law Council, 2004-2007
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, Member; President 1988-1989