Because federal and state fraud and abuse laws affect virtually every health care provider transaction and all aspects of provider operations, PPSV serves health care providers on two fronts:
PPSV counsels clients on compliance with all federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including:
Prosecutors and regulatory agencies nationwide have dramatically increased their investigative and prosecutory efforts targeting health care providers, utilizing recently-expanded criminal, civil and administrative enforcement powers as a key strategy in the process. PPSV attorneys are well equipped to handle all types of investigations and enforcement proceedings and have attained considerable success on behalf of clients. We have resolved investigations through obtaining criminal declinations or negotiating favorable settlements with the government.
PPSV represents and defends clients in every phase of the investigative process, including:
Our attorneys have extensive experience and powerful resources to pursue the most favorable outcome for our clients. We apply persuasive strategies at the negotiating table during interaction with prosecutorial agencies; in litigation, our aggressive advocacy results from our significant experience representing clients in hundreds of court actions before all administrative agencies and tribunals in the federal, state and local courts.
PPSV has extensive experience assisting a wide range of health care providers in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Our experience includes:
PPSV also counsels clients regarding the EMTALA anti-dumping provisions, including the development of policies and protocols to comply with EMTALA rules and, if necessary, providing representation if an investigation of noncompliance is undertaken by federal authorities.