We at Lowe & Evander, P.A., are prepared to bring our experience to look at transactional agreements, medical director agreements, co-management agreements, management services agreements, in-house pharmacy or physician dispensing agreements where they want to bring an ancillary piece into their practice. We also defend allegations that physicians or clients have violated the FPBA or anti-kickback statute
We review these to ensure that when they go into them, they are compliant and will not violate any of these laws. A lot of times there are exceptions under the Stark Law that are safe harbors. We will actively do everything to promote a culture of compliance and transparency through codes of conduct, staff policies, corrective action components and internal auditing. We then try to drive transactions within the safe harbors and have extensive experience writing opinion letters, carrying out analysis and advising clients on whether they should accept the deals or go into them. This includes issues related to:
- Space rental
- Equipment rental
- Personal services
- Management contracts
- Medical director agreements
- Professional service agreements
- Co-management agreements
In every case, we review the structure of transactions, write agreements and advise clients on compliance. Our attorneys also defend clients in civil litigation related to government investigations, Medicare and Medicaid audits, investigations by the Office of Inspector General and Florida Department of Health.
Additionally, we are prepared to work as co-counsel with criminal defense lawyers on fees splitting and Patient Brokering Act issues. We are also often called in to defend in PIP cases and private insurance litigation as well as health care law.
To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Orlando Medicare and Medicaid compliance lawyers, call (407) 332-6353 or contact us online.