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Michigan Healthcare Compliance Lawyer

Healthcare providers are subject to more complex regulations and greater scrutiny than ever. Remaining compliant with the web of regulatory requirements demands a proactive and comprehensive approach. The Detroit law firm of Ottenwess, Taweel & Schenk, PLC, provides sophisticated guidance in developing, implementing and enhancing corporate compliance programs to meet these regulatory demands. We can also represent clients targeted for audits and those investigated for fraud by state or federal regulators.

Our legal team represents healthcare providers and healthcare-related entities throughout Michigan and nationwide. We assist doctors and physician groups, clinics and small hospitals, regional healthcare systems, behavioral health entities, emergency medical services companies, home health agencies and medical supply companies in complying with all regulations in order to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services.

Regulatory Compliance For Michigan Medical Providers

Our knowledgeable lawyers are well versed in the ever-shifting complex maze of state and federal laws governing the healthcare industry. This enables us to address client-specific risks and goals and to anticipate the common regulatory triggers. The result is thorough and effective compliance programs, policies and procedures related to specific compliance risk areas and consistent with the unique needs and resources of a particular client pertaining to:

  • Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payer billing
  • Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer reimbursement
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Licensure and accreditation
  • Stark Law, False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Record keeping and reporting

In association with the production of an effective compliance plan, we possess the knowledge and skill to design interactive compliance training modules covering the core elements of our client's compliance program, as well as its specific compliance policies; conduct in-person training sessions at both management and workforce levels; and advise company boards of directors on their responsibilities and obligations for compliance oversight.

Finally, we have the knowledge and experience to provide guidance and assistance with internal investigations and related remediation, as necessary, including the development of revised procedures and application of internal disciplinary measures. If applicable, our attorneys will provide the critical guidance on voluntary government disclosures of actual or potential violations, followed by assistance in the preparation, submission and resolution of such disclosures and the return of any overpayments.

Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys

We provide effective representation to clients in administrative proceedings and criminal investigations initiated by state and federal agencies. We have represented physicians and healthcare administrators before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Michigan Office for Civil Rights, Michigan Department of Community Health, the Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney General's Office.

We have successfully defended clients suspected of phantom billing, double billing, overbilling, compromising of confidential medical records and other alleged offenses under the False Claims Act, Stark Law and other federal statutes. We work to show that the services were billed appropriately or that any violations were unintentional and not intended to defraud. For clients facing multiple counts or who have difficult matters to defend, we can negotiate penalties, fines and alternative resolutions.

Proactive Counsel For Healthcare Regulation

Ottenwess, Taweel & Schenk, PLC, provides expertly drafted and executed compliance plans to individual providers and large healthcare systems. Contact us to arrange a consultation with our Michigan healthcare compliance attorneys.

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