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Robert G. Homchick

Bob Homchick is a health care regulatory lawyer, he counsels clients in areas such as physician self-referral (i.e., the federal Stark Law and its state law counterparts), regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse. Bob also regularly represents hospitals, physicians, ancillary services providers, and others in a wide variety of transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, and the formation and operation of joint ventures. His extensive experience includes the development and implementation of compliance programs, defending providers in government audits, investigations, administrative proceedings and litigation, including qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits.

Bob regularly speaks and writes on a variety of health law regulatory topics.

Practice Highlights
  • Works with hospitals, physician groups, and academic medical centers to resolve Stark Law and anti-kickback issues arising out of physician relationships, organizational structures, and joint ventures
  • Advises clients in the formation or acquisition of new entities, the restructuring of existing entities, and creation of alliances or other integration initiatives
  • Advocates directly with state and federal regulatory agencies on behalf of providers and other clients
  • Directs internal investigations of compliance issues and advises clients regarding corrective action and the voluntary disclosure processes
  • Represents both physician groups and hospitals in practice and service line acquisitions, co-management agreements, and other integration strategies
  • Works with providers, managers, and private equity funds in connection with the formation of specialized joint ventures (i.e., stereotactic radiosurgery, intraoperative monitoring, nuclear medicine, wound care and various types of imaging)
  • Assists providers, investors and creditors in assessing the regulatory risks of mergers, acquisitions, affiliations or investments
  • Serves as an expert witness on health care regulatory and compliance issues

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Program Committee American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, Practice Group on Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals and False Claims, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, Health Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Past President, Western District of Washington, Federal Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Received the "John M. Davis Award for Outstanding Legal Expertise," Davis Wright Tremaine, 2017
  • Named Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Named the "Seattle Best Lawyers Health Care Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 by Woodward/White
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Health Care Law by Best Lawyers, 2001-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2004-2018
  • Named as one of "155 Top Lawyers" by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Monthly, 2007
  • Recipient of the "Patricia Meador Leadership Award," Practice Group on Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals and False Claims, American Health Lawyers Association, 2009
Bob Homchick - Selected from nationally recognized health law leaders as an AHLA Fellow
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