Partner Linda Baumann was recently quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article, “Health Fraud Rule Withdrawal May Hurt Enforcement Efforts,” appearing in both the Health Care Daily Report and the Medicare Report. The article discusses how fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry may be hindered by the Trump Administration’s delay of a program integrity final rule that would have strengthened the government’s ability to suspend or revoke provider enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid.
Health Care partner Linda Baumann was recently selected as a member of the Law360 Health editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to gain insight from experts on developments in the field and how best to shape future coverage. Linda Baumann heads the Washington, DC office of the Arent Fox Health Care group. She counsels clients nationwide on compliance, False Claims Act cases, internal investigations, self-disclosures, CIAs as well as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Partner Linda Baumann and associate Hillary Stemple published an article with AHLA Weekly, The American Health Lawyers Association’s go-to journal, on best practices for staying compliant with the new requirements for overpayment returns.
With self-disclosure now a critical tool for providers and their compliance officers, Linda and Hillary stressed that, “recent cases and settlements are making it clear that returning any overpayment received is essential, and self-disclosure is often the best (and sometimes only) way to do that.”
Arent Fox Health Care partner Debra Albin-Riley published an article in the November 5 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter that covers a recent California Supreme Court ruling that significantly impacts the Anti-SLAPP motion’s viability in cases involving hospital peer review actions.
Arent Fox proudly supported the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Los Angeles from July 5 to August 2, 2015, by contributing pro bono legal services for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee. The firm was the biggest contributor of pro bono hours for the event, which hosted athletes of 27 different sports and from 177 countries.
Arent Fox partner Lowell C. Brown, head of the firm’s Health Care practice, was quoted in a recent Bloomberg BNA article following a novel and groundbreaking decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court when it ruled a physician can bring suit under a state’s peer review confidentiality statute against a hospital that fired him based on his conduct as a reviewer during a medical staff peer review proceeding.
Arent Fox Health Care partner Lowell C. Brown was quoted several times in an article in Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter. The article outlined legal issues that health care providers can expect to face in 2015. The list included hospital/physician alignment, health information and technology, antitrust, fraud and abuse, health plan regulation, Medicaid, Medicare, corporate governance, and licensure.
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