Richard Y. Cheng

Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller, LLP
  • Health Care Law, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law...
  • Minnesota, Texas
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Richard Y. Cheng has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation providers. Mr. Cheng counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. He has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals. Previously, Mr. Cheng was a shareholder at a national law firm and helped open its Texas office. Mr. Cheng served as general counsel and vice president at two health care companies, assisting with change of ownership transactions, counseled on operational legal matters and worked closely with outside counsel managing multiple litigation matters, including a large wage and hour collective action with 2200-2400 putative class members. Mr. Cheng also created the medical appeals departments, overseeing multiple staff members that he trained, resulting in the successful recovery of millions of dollars in governmental and private health care insurance claims. Lastly, he served as a corporate staff attorney for an international organization and as an attorney for a litigation boutique law firm in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Cheng is licensed in Texas and Minnesota, having graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cheng worked as a licensed occupational therapist in Dallas, Texas. He has served as an adjunct faculty at Saint Catherine University, Nova Southeastern University and Rocky Mountain University, has presented at multiple conferences and lobbied in Washington D.C.

Practice Areas
  • Health Care Law
  • Business Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Employment Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and some alternative fee structures.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
Texas
Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller, LLP
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Serve as the co-head of Shannon Gracey’s Healthcare Group. Richard has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, physician groups, hospices, and rehabilitation providers. He counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. Mr. Cheng has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, formation of management services organizations (MSOs), managed care organizations (MCOs) payment matters provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals.
Shareholder
Anderson Kill
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Represent long term care entities, rehabilitation based entities, home health care agencies, hospitals, optometry providers and behavioral health providers for corporate transactions, insurance and regulatory matters, along with administrative agency and judicial proceedings (e.g. ALJ hearings, healthcare insurance audits). In addition, I represent clients in the hotel, restaurants, information technology and manufacturers in corporate restructuring, real estate and employment matters.
VP & General Counsel
Senior Care Centers
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In charge of developing both the legal department and Medicare appeals department in a company of 4500 employees. As the lead attorney for the company, I am a member of and responsible for advising the executive committee, managing all litigation matters, counsel on employment matters and working to achieve a high level of governmental compliance for the company.
General Counsel & VP of Medical Appeals
Century Rehabilitation, Inc.
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As General Counsel, I most of my work involves managing contractual matters with third party vendors and government administrative compliance issues. In addition, I frequently handle collection matters for the company.
Director of Health Services/Therapy
Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
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Am responsible for the daily operations and strategic planning for effective delivery of home health care services in the DFW area. I over a team of clinical staff in 5 branch offices and act as a resource for my clinical team. Another major part of being a health care administrator is understanding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance compliance and regulatory issues. Finally, I am active with professional associations in the DFW area and am responsible for relationship building amongst physicians and other health care professionals.
Associate Attorney
Pearson Randall Schumacher & LaBore, P.A.
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Practiced in the areas of consumer fraud protection, medical malpractice, business litigation, nursing home litigation, personal injury and products liability with an emphasis on class actions and mass torts.
Staff Attorney
Thomson Reuters, Inc.
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Worked on the corporate transactions team.
Education
University of Memphis
MBA (2018) | Business Administration
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Honors: 4.0 GPA - President's List
University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston
Graduate Certificate of Public Health (2013) | Public Health
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Nova Southeastern University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Philip C. Jessup Moot Court, Mock Trial Honor Society, Certificate in International Law Practice
Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center
BSOT/MOT | Occupational Therapy
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Honors: Cum Laude graduate, President's List, Dean's List, Olin L. Livesly Scholar, Randall-Potter County Medical Alliance Scholar, Golden Key.
Awards
Texas Rising Star
Texas Monthly, a Thomson Reuters Publication
Awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in Texas who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Selected Member
The College of the State Bar of Texas
recognizes Texas lawyers who voluntarily attend at least double the minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes required by the State Bar of Texas.
Best Lawyer in Dallas (Health Care Category)
D Magazine
Health care category.
Selected Member
Frisco Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class
Life Fellow
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
Finalist - ACC/D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel of the Year Award-Solo Legal Department
Association of Corporate Counsel/ D CEO Magazine
National Diversity Council Legal Diversity Champion Award
National Diversity Council
Service Recognition Award
Texas Occupational Therapy Association
Honored Distinguished Alumni
Collin College Alumni Gallery
Featured General Counsel (March 2012)
Texas Lawyer Magazine
Finalist - ACC/D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel of the Year Award-Solo Legal Department
Association of Corporate Counsel/ D CEO Magazine
Winner - Dallas Business Journal/State Bar of Texas Best Corporate Counsel Rising Star Award
Dallas Business Journal / State Bar of Texas
Nominee - Texas Minority Counsel Program Corporate Counsel of the Year
Texas Minority Counsel Program
Nominee - National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association Best Lawyers Under 40
National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
Nominee - Dallas Business Journal 40 Under Forty Award
Dallas Business Journal
Selected Member- DAYL Leadership Class
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
Distinguished Service Award
Texas Occupational Therapy Association
Winner - Distinguished Alumni Award - School of Allied Health
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Nominee - "Up and Coming" Attorney
Minnesota Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
LeadingAge Texas
Member
- Current
Collin County Bar Association
Member - Corporate Counsel Section
- Current
National Association of Asian American Professionals
Member
- Current
Frisco Association for the Arts
Board Member - Operations Chair
- Current
Texas Assisted Living Association
Public Policy Committee
- Current
Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice
Government Affairs Committee
- Current
Health Care Compliance Association
Member
- Current
Texas Restaurant Association
Member -Greater Dallas Restaurant Association
- Current
Mac Taylor Inn of Court
Barrister
- Current
American Health Lawyers Association
Member - Post-Acute and Long Term Care Services Group
- Current
Dallas Bar Association
Member - Health Care and M&A Sections
- Current
Activities: Peer Assistance Committee and Law in Schools and Community Committee
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)
Volunteer Attorney
- Current
Activities: Have assisted with local legal clinics and accepted cases.
State Bar of Texas
Diversity in the Profession Committee; Heath Care & Business Law Sections
- Current
Texas Health Care Association
Legal Committee Member
- Current
Dallas Asian-American Bar Association
Member - Board of Director (2013-2015)
- Current
American College of Healthcare Executives
North Texas Chapter Member
- Current
National Asian-Pacific Attorney Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member - Health Care & Administrative Law Sections
- Current
National Rehabilitation Association
Board of Director for NASPPR Division
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Organization of Chinese Americans-DFW Chapter
Board of Director
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Texas Rehabilitation Association
North Texas Area Rehabilitation Association (NTARA) Member
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Texas Occupational Therapy Association
Treasurer (2010-2012)
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Texas Young Lawyers Association
Member
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Association of Corporate Counsel
First VP & Advocacy Committee Chair
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Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Member & 2011 DAYL Leadership Class Member
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Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Served as co-counsel on a significant asylum case which required over 60 hours of time.
Hennepin County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Information Service Oversight Committee
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Hennepin County Bar Association New Lawyers Section
Bench & Bar Commitee Liasion
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Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Volunteer Attorney
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Minnesota State Bar Association-Civic Education Committee
Volunteer Education Attorney
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Active within the Litigation and Business Law Section.
Volunteer Lawyers Network-Hennepin County Bar Association
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Assisted with several family law cases
MOTA Government Affairs Committee
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal Line - Monthly Column
ADVANCE of Occupational Therapy
Electronic Health Records: What to Expect in 2016
Texas Chiropractic Board Report Newsletter
Post-Acute Care Provider Antidiscrimination Obligations
American Health Lawyers Association Post-Acute and Long Term Services Advisor
Recognizing and Managing Acuity Creep in Assisted Living Facilities
Inside TALA Newsletter
The Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Third-Party Employed Home Health Care Workers Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime
TAHC&H Perspective, Vol. 46, Issue 35
Audits Conducted by Medicare
Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
Preparing for a Healthcare Mediation
Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Perspective
Stark Law Concerns with Skilled Nursing Facility Medical Directors
Texas Health Care Association
Strategies to Combat Common Deficiencies in Assisted Living Facilities
Inside Texas Assisted Living Association
Breaking Down Ebola Concerns
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Providers Must See Clearly Before They CHOW Down
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Getting Ready for the Unthinkable
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Legal Dimension of Occupational Therapy Practice
The OT Manager-AOTA Press
Nursing Home Litigation-Case Preparation and Pretrial Issues
MSBA Hearsay, Spring 2009 Edition
Speaking Engagements
Change of Ownership (CHOW) Preparation and Considerations, Quarterly Administrator Training, Irving, TX
Healthcare Consultlink
HIPAA, HITECH Act and Texas House Bill 300, Administrator Program, Houston, TX
Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice
Being an Expert Witness: Duties, Testimony, Expert Reports and Ethical Considerations, Annual Conference, Austin, TX
Texas RehabACTion Network
Breakfast with Business Peers – Healthcare Industry, Belo Mansion - Dallas, TX
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Served as moderator.
Being an Expert Witness: Duties, Testimony, Expert Reports and Ethical Considerations, Annual Conference, Galveston, TX
Texas Rehabilitation Association
Employment Laws Affecting the Healthcare Industry, Quarterly Administrator Training, Irving, TX
Healthcare Consultlink
Change of Ownership (CHOW) Preparation and Considerations, Webinar Series, Online
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Provided an overview of change of ownership (CHOW) transactions impacting Medicare certifications and state licensures, along with a discussion on equity acquisitions versus asset purchases, mergers and joint ventures in health care.
Health Care Fraud, Texas Physical Therapy Association Northern District Meeting, Irving, Texas
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Educated therapists on the clinical and management practices impacting False Claims Act (FCA), Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, OIG Exclusion regulations and much more.
Long Term Care Facility Concerns in Licensure, Certifications, Operations and Transactions, Monthly Meeting, Dallas, TX
Healthcare Partners Network
Healthcare Fraud Concerns in Rehabilitation, Mountain Central Conference, Sugarland, Texas
Texas Occupational Therapy Association
Confidentiality in Communication: With Residents, Staff and Family Members, Quarterly Meeting, Dallas, TX
Texas Assisted Living Association
Long-Term Care Workforce, Licensures Involved, Change of Ownerships (CHOWs) and OIG Exclusions of Certain Staff in Long Term Care, Health Care Section Monthly Meeting, Dallas, TX
Dallas Bar Association
A Look at Protecting Patient Information: HIPPA, HITECH Act and Texas HB 300, Annual Conference, Galveston, TX
Texas Rehabilitation Association
Overview of the Long Term Care Industry, Its Workforce, Licensure Requirements, and Exclusions, Webinar Tutorial, Online
American Health Lawyers Association -Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group
A Look at Protecting Patient Information: HIPPA, HITECH Act and Texas HB 300, 58th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Houston, TX
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Managing the Legal Department, 5th Annual In-House Conference, Houston, TX
South Texas College of Law
Current Pharma Trends: More Paper, More Reporting and More 'Sunshine, Annual ACC Meeting, Orlando, FL
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
In-House Career & Information Exchange, 4th Annual In-House Conference, Houston, TX
South Texas College of Law
Road to Executive Leadership Program: Legal Skills & Techniques for the General Counsel, Minority Participation Committee, Dallas, TX
Dallas Bar Association
Understanding the Latest Healthcare Reform, APIS Annual Conference, Austin, TX
State Bar of Texas
CMS Updates: Medicare Appeals Process and Documentation Requirements and Legal Ramifications in Therapy, Rio Grande Monthly Meeting, El Paso, TX
Texas Women' University
Issues of Incapacity: Clinical and Legal Ramifications for Therapists and Clients., Vanderkooi XVIII, Dallas, TX
Texas Women' University
Getting Over the In-House Hump: Specific Counsel or Climbing to the Next Step, Dallas Asian American Bar Association Corporate Counsel, Dallas, TX
Dallas Asian-American Bar Association
CMS Updates: Medicare Appeals Process and Documentation Requirements and Legal Ramifications in Therapy, TOTA Quarterly Meeting, Dallas, TX
Texas Occupational Therapy Association
CMS Updates: Appeals Process and Documentation Requirements, TOTA Quarterly Meeting, El Pasp, TX
Texas Occupational Therapy Association
Public Policy in Healthcare, Mountain Central Regional Conference, Dallas, TX
Texas Women' University
Certifications
Certificate in International Law Practice
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
Compliance Certification Board (CCB)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
LinkedIn Profile
Social Media
Contact & Map
Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street
Suite 4600
Dallas, TX 75202
USA
Telephone: (214) 245-3090
Cell: (469) 647-2108
Fax: (214) 245-3097