Health care fraud has become one of the top priorities of our current administration.
Our attorneys establish, implement and monitor compliance programs that prevent, detect and correct practices that fail to comply with the complex fraud and abuse laws governing the provision and billing of health care services. And if we identify violations, we quickly prevent further illegal activity and minimize penalties.
An effective compliance program is key to the success of a health care provider’s operations and business ventures. We help to prevent violations of Medicare and Medicaid anti-kickback laws, Stark laws and related self-referral prohibitions, the False Claims Act and other laws presenting risks for potential criminal and civil liability.
Additionally, we counsel and defend clients in connection with investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud allegations by both federal and state entities. We work on many False Claims Act-driven government investigations, including:
When necessary, we also negotiate and fulfill the obligations under corporate integrity agreements.
Boston Business Journal | March 24, 2021
This article on Amazon’s plan to offer its own telehealth service to the company’s Massachusetts workers this summer quotes Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank on potential telehealth challenges once temporary cross-state provider licenses expire 30 days after the state of emergency ends.
Inside Health Policy | January 19, 2021
This article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program. The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.
Health Law Connections | October 23, 2020
The latest issue of the American Health Law Association’s magazine includes a Q&A with Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank. In addition to highlighting Sarah’s practice, the feature covers some of Sarah’s very early roles, family life and how she’s managing through the pandemic.
Modern Healthcare | October 03, 2020
Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chis Hotaling is quoted in this article for his outlook on the financial incentive that may be driving larger information requests by government investigators.
Modern Healthcare | July 28, 2020
In this article on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s advisory opinion that will expand national nonprofit and client RIP Medical Debt’s services, Long Island Health Care partner Michele Masucci is quoted on the legal nuances of the advisory opinion and anti-kickback concerns.
Modern Healthcare | July 01, 2020
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French is quoted in this article for his outlook on why rural hospitals are easy targets for billing fraud, and which communities are at most risk to be targeted.
American Health Lawyers Association | April 01, 2020
In this podcast, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with three hospital general counsel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington Business Journal | March 20, 2020
Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank talks about how a new waiver that expanded the list of video conference apps and platforms permitted under HIPAA for telemedicine could be a game-changer for the industry.
Modern Healthcare | March 12, 2020
Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague talks about how hospitals can remain in compliance with HIPAA while executing an effective crisis communications plan related to the coronavirus outbreak.
AIMed | March 09, 2020
Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank wrote this contributed article analyzing how organizations can avoid fraud and abuse pitfalls as clinical AI services become more prevalent in the industry.
Law360 | March 06, 2020
This article mentions Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partners Hannah Bornstein and Mark Seltzer for their representation of the defendants in a False Claims Act suit centering on faulty hip replacement devices. The defendants have argued the suit should be dismissed on the grounds that confidential information was used in the complaint.
Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2019
This article quotes Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for his perspective on the overlap between anti-kickback violations and False Claims Act violations when physicians are accused of accepted improper perks from medical device companies.
Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | July 10, 2019
This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.
Buffalo Law Journal | July 09, 2018
Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing how state and federal guidance are encouraging patients to be more engaged with their health records, and outlining instances in which minors can withhold health information from their parents.
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