The Robinson+Cole Health Law Group has extensive experience with all facets of health care compliance and fraud and abuse issues. We have provided compliance counsel and assistance and representation for publicly traded, privately held, nonprofit, for-profit, and other health care provider entities, including hospitals, physician hospital organizations, physician groups and individual practices, home health care and nursing home providers, dialysis suppliers, and others involved in health care delivery. Robinson+Cole lawyers have extensive experience assisting health care providers with the full spectrum of health care compliance, audits, self-reporting, and fraud and abuse analysis and defense issues. We have assisted a broad range of clients with the development and ongoing operation and review of compliance programs, compliance initiatives, and other responses to the rapidly changing health care regulatory landscape. Such assistance ranges from providing advice and counsel on health care compliance on specific issues to determine whether an appropriate compliance response or corrective action may be necessary to responding to fraud and abuse investigations.
Robinson+Cole assists clients in establishing and evaluating compliance programs with particular focus on federal and state fraud and abuse false claims acts, the Stark law, and other compliance-related matters. Such counseling includes internal counseling and review in a preemptive manner, as well as responding to investigations and other enforcement initiatives. Robinson+Cole has assisted clients to assess appropriate structures for compliance programs, including development of written policies and procedures, development of compliance training programs and initiatives, and periodic review and redesign of monitoring and reporting systems.
Given the broad depth of experience of our health care lawyers, we have assisted clients with reviewing and developing of a number of voluntary self-disclosure matters as well as responding to investigative subpoenae and other enforcement actions. While focused on prevention before issues arise, Robinson+Cole is also well positioned to respond to government investigations and audits that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the highly regulated health care marketplace.
In addition, Robinson+Cole counsels clients in transactions to ensure compliance with federal, state, antikickback, and physician self-referral laws. Such experience and background allows us to counsel clients on structuring compliant arrangements at the start of negotiations and as transactions proceed.
*These matters were of counsel prior to an individual attorney joining Robinson+Cole.