Fraud and Abuse Compliance; Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute
BMD attorneys have significant expertise navigating healthcare fraud and abuse laws; specifically the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Patient Inducement Act, the Sunshine Law, the False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalties Laws, and Qui Tam actions. We regularly advise clients on how to plan and structure transactions to minimize fraud and abuse implications, while at the same time achieving desired business goals. We also have experience obtaining CMS advisory opinions (“AO”) and OIG opinion letters.
BMD has expertise developing and implementing compliance programs for variety of health care providers, including hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, home health agencies, and other ancillary service providers. BMD compliance programs are designed and developed to address the risks presented by the client’s business, but tailored to the organization’s culture and structure. We have a strong track record of providing our clients the tools and education to prevent illegal activity, to recognize and address compliance issues preemptively, and to minimize exposure to prosecutions and penalties.