Compliance Planning, Operation, and Defense

We assist health care providers in all aspects of compliance program development and operations.  We maintain a strong presence in the health care compliance industry through membership and certification with the Health Care Compliance Associations.  Some of our health care compliance related services include:

  • Creation of compliance program policies, procedures and operational structure.
  • Performing effectiveness reviews of existing compliance programs.
  • Advising providers on enhancements to existing compliance programs.
  • Review of compliance aspects of mergers and acquisitions including compliance related due diligence.
  • Performing compliance related internal investigations.
  • Assisting providers in making self disclosure decisions.
  • Advising health care boards regarding compliance obligations and compliance plan requirements.
  • Assessing individual compliance risk areas and providing advice on substantive law as it affects compliance program development and operation.

Our health care attorneys routinely advise our clients on compliance matters in addition to the creation and ongoing monitoring of compliance programs to provide education to staff on the various aspects of the law relating to compliance programs.  Our Focus Team stays abreast of changes in the law that affect compliance issues and counsels our clients on ways to proactively meet the new challenges that these new legal requirements present.

We assist clients in the ongoing auditing and monitoring of compliance, and provide counsel in enforcing compliance plans.  When serious violations are found, we assist our clients in self-disclosure.  Although we prefer to guide our clients proactively in preventive compliance activities, we can also lead clients through governmental investigations and negotiation of agreements with governmental agencies to defer prosecution or civil monetary penalty cases.

Because of the varied background of our Health Care Focus Team, we are also able to integrate compliance recommendations in other areas such as employment matters, corporate law, and other legal areas that affect the overall atmosphere of compliance throughout all aspects of the organizational structure.