We help clients work with health care regulators and respond to investigations involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), State Attorneys General, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other governmental agencies. We have successfully represented numerous clients in criminal health care fraud trials, qui tam litigation, Medicare “upcoding,” medical necessity and documentation cases, hearings before professional boards, and national health care fraud initiatives. We help our clients understand how state and federal regulations will affect their personal and business interests and work with them to protect those interests.
- Anti-kickback and Stark
- Attorney General investigations
- Civil investigations and litigation
- Clinical trials
- Criminal investigations and litigation
- FDA investigations and litigation
- Internal investigations
- Investigations by the HHS Office of the Inspector General, FBI and DOJ
- Medical necessity cases
- Medicare and Medicaid disputes and investigations
- Overpayment claims and appeals
- Professional board hearings
- Research grants
- Upcoding cases
- 80+ surgeons sued in federal False Claims Act anti-kickback litigation.
- A nursing home prosecuted for a patient’s death. Our representation resulted in dismissal of felony charges.
- A nursing home chain prosecuted for fraud in submitting cost reports that allegedly contained personal, non-reimbursable items. After we submitted legal argument and documentation, the criminal charges were dismissed.
- A medical device company raided by agents of the FBI who had received a tip from a disgruntled employee that records had been falsified and test results misreported. After careful investigation, we persuaded the government that charges should not be brought.
- A well-respected surgeon prosecuted for allegedly illegally charging third-party payors for an investigational new drug. As a result of our thorough investigation and persuasive presentation of the evidence at trial, the court threw out the charges.
- The CEO of a device manufacturer prosecuted for conspiracy and health-care fraud. After seven weeks of trial, all felony charges were dropped.
- A major academic health center sued for illegally seeking Medicare reimbursement for investigational devices. The case was dismissed, without any payment.
- A medical clinic investigated by the FBI and DOJ for allegedly upcoding charges. The investigation was dropped and the related qui tam suit dismissed based upon our presentation.
- An audiologist faced with a $70,000 Medicare overpayment claim based on allegations the service was not medically necessary. After appeal, the alleged overpayment was reduced to approximately $10,000.
- A clinical lab faced with a $300,000 Medicare overpayment claim. After a hearing, the overpayment was reduced by more than half.