For more than fourteen years, Knicole C. Emanuel has maintained a litigation practice, concentrating on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance, administrative law and regulatory law. She understands the intricate Medicare and Medicaid payment system, the unique business of health care providers, the overlay of federal and state Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, and actions of state agencies that affect the way healthcare entities operate.
For more than fourteen years, Knicole C. Emanuel has maintained a litigation practice, concentrating on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, health care regulatory compliance, administrative law and regulatory law. She understands the intricate Medicare and Medicaid payment system, the unique business of health care providers, the overlay of federal and state Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, and actions of state agencies that affect the way health care entities operate.
Knicole has tried over 500 administrative cases and has appeared frequently before arbitration panels and in various appellate forums. In addition, she has represented Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, physicians and pharmaceutical companies in complex class actions. She also served as lead attorney in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Medicaid providers in North Carolina against NCTracks, the system that processes Medicaid claims. In September 2013, she was invited to testify before the New Mexico State Legislature’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee about the ways in which Medicaid audits have affected North Carolina providers.
Knicole frequently lectures on health care law, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and regulatory compliance for providers, including physicians, home health and hospice, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals and durable medical equipment providers.
Before joining Williams Mullen, Knicole was an associate at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. Prior to that, she served as North Carolina Assistant Attorney General in the Health and Public Assistance Section, where she gained a thorough understanding of the Medicaid system that informs her practice today.
Knicole is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she earned her J.D. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University.
- As Assistant Attorney General Health and Public Assistance Section, represented more than 500 health care appeals of Medicaid providers and recipients..
- Represented insurance companies and their insureds in complex construction litigation, serious personal injury cases and vehicular accidents.
- Represented healthcare providers in state recoupment actions for alleged Medicaid overpayments, in denied certifications and in Medicaid prepayment reviews.
- Drafted coherent Medicaid billing guideline handbooks for health care providers with questions about esoteric Medicaid law.
- Represented major tire manufacturing company in nationwide class action asserting rollovers were fault of manufacturer.
- Represented Fortune 500 chemical company in environmental toxic tort class action.