Jonah Retzinger represents healthcare entities across the nation in civil litigation and government investigations, especially actions arising under the False Claims Act (FCA). Clients often seek his counsel in connection with complex health regulatory issues.
I represent healthcare entities in FCA matters, government investigations, and other civil litigation involving issues related to regulatory noncompliance and reimbursement. My clients span the health sector and include national physician practice management organizations and affiliated medical groups, academic medical centers, hospitals and integrated health systems, and Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs).
Acting as a trusted advisor, I help healthcare entities navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. I implement creative litigation management plans and work with tailored teams of attorneys and subject-matter experts to advance my clients’ positions. I also conduct in-depth exposure analyses and compliance reviews and frequently engage state and federal government agencies in connection with enforcement actions and the imposition of civil monetary penalties and other integrity obligations.
In addition to my FCA practice, I have significant experience representing healthcare entities in disputes involving the reasonableness of charges for healthcare services. I also regularly advise clients on the applicability and implementation of various healthcare laws, including the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) and associated regulations and guidance.
Health sector participants are subject to ever-expanding regulations governing the revenue cycle for healthcare services, and recent government funding sources (e.g., the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund) have created new avenues for relators to pursue opportunistic claims. In the coming years, I expect an increase in qui tam cases, as well as a real commitment from federal agencies to NSA enforcement.
The below representative experience includes representations from a prior firm.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
College of William and Mary, B.B.A.
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
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