Despite a health care provider’s best intentions and efforts, it can run afoul of state or federal regulations. Knowing this, Kutak Rock attorneys regularly advise multiprovider health systems, hospitals, physician practice entities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, pharmacies and other providers in the design, implementation and operation of compliance programs, including those voluntarily created by the provider and those mandated by federal regulators.
In advising health care providers on compliance issues, we utilize the extensive experience of corporate health care attorneys and litigators who regularly defend providers under regulatory scrutiny and conduct sophisticated internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing within providers’ organizations. Our lawyers regularly advise clients on difficult questions relating to the voluntary disclosure of suspected violations, and have deep experience in negotiating resolution of matters disclosed to CMS, OIG and other state and federal regulators.
Our representation of providers in compliance and governmental disputes matters runs the spectrum from pre-litigation advice on compliance and risk management programs, to advice on how best to address illegal acts discovered by the provider, to defending clients in grand jury investigations and OIG/FBI investigations, to representing clients in litigation of parallel civil, criminal and administrative prosecutions, and to negotiating global resolution of multifaceted prosecutions. Using this cross-disciplinary approach, Kutak Rock offers clients not only proactive advice on optimal compliance strategies, but also an experienced defense team when, despite the provider’s compliance efforts, a federal, civil, criminal or administrative investigation begins.