Healthcare Law

The health care industry remains the subject of intense government scrutiny. Gargiulo / Rudnick is committed to helping clients respond to this scrutiny, by offering both proactive advice and representation in enforcement and collection proceedings. We work with health care clients to design and implement compliance programs aimed at preventing violations of law or detecting, and correcting, high risk practices before government enforcement activity is begun. Our practice includes several senior members who are former prosecutors and are uniquely positioned to represent clients in enforcement matters. The managing member of the firm’s health care practice has over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney in this specialized area of law, and has participated in over 400 health care fraud and abuse investigations and prosecutions in no fewer than twenty two different state and federal jurisdictions.

As the health care industry is constantly evolving and incorporating developing legislation, many organizations find it daunting to navigate the changing landscape. Our health care practice has strength in both our seasoned resources and our diverse experience. Gargiulo / Rudnick has extensive experience representing clients in various investigations, audits, and proceedings conducted by federal and state regulatory and investigatory agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, as well as Program Safeguard Contractors, Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors, Recovery Audit Program Auditors, Zone Program Integrity Contractors, state departments of public health, and boards of professional registration. Our practice is centered on achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance for large institutions and organizations and small practices, as well as responding to overpayment demands and fraud, abuse, patient care and other types of health care compliance investigations. We have experience representing:

• pharmaceutical manufacturers
• national and regional pharmacies
• national and regional clinical laboratories
• large and small hospitals
• skilled nursing facilities
• substance abuse clinics and practitioners
• large and small health care practices as well as every type of practitioner including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, and nursing home administrators