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Five reasons you should choose PV Kent & Associates

Our Clients
Our Services
Our Staff
Our Success
Our Commitment to HIPAA

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Proven success and a commitment to obtaining the highest reimbursement for the services provided

PV Kent & Associates relies on Peter V. Kent’s 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.

Our Clients

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.

Our Services
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.

Our Staff
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 Kent’s 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 other’s specialties. This approach ensures that we understand each other’s responsibilities; it also enables us to meet every client’s needs in a timely fashion.

Our Success
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.