Chair of Archer’s Health Care Law Group, Bob represents acute care and long-term care providers in regulatory and compliance matters, as well as in complex transactional matters. Recognized for his creative problem-solving and broad-based experience in both business and health law, Bob handles state and federal administrative appeals related to enforcement and recovery actions, licensing and certification applications, nursing home survey and certification issues, managed care contracting and reimbursement issues, defense of governmental allegations of health care fraud and abuse, corporate compliance advice and services, and home health and hospice agency compliance matters.
Utilizing his diverse industry experience, Bob acts on behalf of hospital systems, rehabilitation hospitals, long-term care providers, adult day care centers, home health agencies, federally-qualified health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty ambulatory care facilities, and physician groups and specialty practices.
With health care law constantly evolving, new issues are arising all the time. By staying ahead of health care legal and regulatory developments, Bob anticipates changes in laws, regulations, and government approaches and advises and prepares his clients accordingly. He strives to put himself in his clients’ shoes and learn their business so that his advice is tailored to each client’s unique operations, concerns, and challenges. Clients appreciate the impact of Bob’s work in helping them to deliver care.
Prior to entering private practice, Bob served as the Director of Licensing and Certification at the New Jersey Department of Health. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the enforcement, regulation, and development of licensing requirements for nearly 1100 health care facilities in New Jersey. Bob also directed the Office of Managed Care, served as an executive assistant in the Office of the Commissioner, and as assistant director of New Jersey’s Certificate of Need and Health Planning program. He also has extensive governmental and private practice experience in mental health and addiction services matters.
Bob authored the national practice guide, “Nursing Home Regulations” for the Thompson Publishing Group, covering the survey, certification, and enforcement regulations governing skilled nursing facilities throughout the country, and served as its editor-in-chief of its monthly newsletter service for over 15 years. He lectures frequently on health care regulatory matters and has authored numerous articles.
Professional and Community Involvement
- American Health Lawyers Association
- New Jersey Bar Association, Health and Hospital Section
- Professional Advisory Board Member, LeadingAge New Jersey and Springpoint Senior Living
- “Health Care Facilities, Staffing Companies and Home Care Service Agencies Undergoing a Change in Control Need to Comply With a New Law Protecting Continuity of Employees,” Archer Client Advisory (September 2022)