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Health Care Regulation & Compliance

Compliance and general counseling for toxicology laboratory providers

Assisting numerous national and regional toxicology and drug testing laboratory companies in the development and roll-out of comprehensive corporate compliance programs and policies. (Ongoing)

Compliance and regulatory counsel for East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

Providing client with contracting and regulatory compliance advice. (Ongoing)

Compliance counseling for clinical and molecular laboratory providers

Assisting numerous national and regional clinical and start-up molecular laboratory companies in the development and roll-out of comprehensive corporate compliance programs and policies. (Ongoing)

Compliance counseling for multiple health care providers

Reviewing and revising medical staff bylaws, rules, regulations, and policies to bring them into compliance with legal and accreditation standards. (Ongoing)

Develop nationally recognized coordinated care organization

Acts as general and specialty counsel to Health Share of Oregon (Health Share) by advising on operational, governance, integration, regulatory and compliance matters. Health Share is the largest coordinated care organization in Oregon and responsible for the physical and mental health of more than 160,000 residents. The State of Oregon received $1.9 billion in state and federal funding to help implement coordinated care through organizations such as Health Share. (Ongoing)

Government investigations

Assists various medical providers in responding to government subpoenas, search warrants and government investigations. (Ongoing)

Regulatory counsel for telemedicine provider

Provide regulatory advice on structure and operations of telemedicine company delivering primary care to patients through web-based platform. (Ongoing)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Hawaii Pacific Health

Representing client in healthcare transactions and regulatory compliance matters, including physician recruitment. (Ongoing)

DOJ investigations for physicians*

Represented individual physicians in connection with DOJ investigations of alleged fraudulent billing. (2016)

Fraud and abuse charges for laboratory*

Represented laboratory in DOJ investigation of alleged kickbacks, Stark law violations, and false claim submissions. (2016)

Regulatory compliance for teaching hospitals*

Represented teaching hospitals in various regulatory compliance matters. (2016)

State investigations for health care facilities*

Represented various health care facilities in connection with Department of Health licensing investigations and complaints. (2016)

State investigations for medical providers*

Represented numerous medical providers in connection with Department of Health and state medical board licensing investigations and complaints. (2016)

DOJ investigations for hospitals and health systems*

Represented hospitals and health systems in connection with DOJ’s national investigations related to site of service for performance of kyphoplasty procedures and Medicare coverage of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). (2015)

False claims allegations for health plans*

Represented health plans in DOJ investigations of alleged false claims submissions including Medicare Advantage risk adjustment submissions. (2015)

Fraud and abuse charges for medical device manufacturer*

Represented medical device manufacturer in DOJ and Department of Defense investigation of alleged off-label marketing, kickbacks, and false claims submissions. (2015)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Path Labs

Represented Path Labs, LLC d/b/a Path Logic with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its multi-million-dollar sale of business to NeoGenomics. (2014)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Solstas Lab Partners

Represented Solstas Lab Partners with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its approximately $570 million sale of business to Quest Diagnostics. (2014)

False Claims Act settlement for imaging center*

Represented an imaging center in connection with False Claims Act settlement and compliance with a corporate integrity agreement. (2012)

Regulatory counsel for Signature Genomics*

Represented clinical laboratory company with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its $90 million-plus sale of business. (2010)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Westcliff Medical Laboratories*

Represented clinical laboratory company with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its $50 million-plus sale of business. (2010)

Acquisition of regional medical center for Providence Health System

Represented Providence Health System, Southern California in its acquisition of Tarzana Regional Medical Center, a general acute care hospital located in Tarzana, Calif., from affiliates of Tenet Healthcare. This transaction was unusual in that the real estate was acquired from a ground lessor (which ground leased the hospital property to Tenet) and the hospital business from Tenet. (2008)

Corporate and business matters for Valley Hospital, Inc.

Representation of Valley Hospital, Inc., for corporate and business matters, including a syndication to allow partial physician ownership of the hospital and the spin-off of two corporate entities to comply with the requirements of the Stark Law. (2008)

Government contracts for Qualis Health

Represented incumbent contractor in protest of award of contract for Medicaid utilization review and case management services. Obtained cancellation of award to competitor and multi-year extension of existing contract. (2008)

Medi-Cal fraud claim

Defended durable goods provider against charges of Medi-Cal fraud by the California Attorney General. (2008)

People v. CHA Hollywood Medical Center

Defense of hospital entities charged with violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200 by the Los Angeles city attorney arising from two alleged incidents of homeless patient 'dumping.' The representation also included defense of the civil action brought by one of the homeless patients. (L.A. Cnty. (Cal.) Super. Ct. 2008)

Sale of assets for Madrona Medical Group, P.S.

Sale of assets to PeaceHealth. (2008)

DaVita, Inc. v. Dept. of Health

Successfully represented dialysis provider in certificate-of-need dispute, from administrative hearing through Court of Appeals process. 137 Wn. App. 174 (Wash. App. Div. 2 2007)

Government contracts for Qualis Health

Representation of successful bidder for MMIS technical assistance contract in State of Alaska, Office of Administrative Hearings appeal proceeding. Protest withdrawn when stay request denied. (2007)
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