The broad reach of the fraud and abuse and physician anti-referral laws is a constant threat to a hospital, its physicians and management. Our attorneys not only understand the complex web of the fraud and abuse laws, but also have established a compliance committee, which meets monthly to review and discuss new developments and how they affect our clients.
Our compliance committee is the core of our practice group, helping clients navigate complex health care laws and respond to governmental investigations of all types. We are active members of the Health Care Compliance Association (where we organize the Northwest Regional Seminar) and the American Health Lawyers Association. We often present at these organizations' programs or publish articles in their publications.
We are the authors of the California Hospital Association’s EMTALA and Patient Privacy Manuals. We actively work with our state hospital associations and other provider associations to collaborate on compliance issues.
Key areas in which we can support your organization include:
- Licensing, certification and accreditation
- Compliance program development and operations
- Anti-kickback and self-referral (Stark) prohibitions
- Tax-exempt status and restrictions
- Audits and investigations
- Certificate of Need