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Bracewell has significant experience representing healthcare providers in the full breadth of Medicare fraud and abuse matters.  We routinely counsel clients on compliance with healthcare program fraud and abuse rules, including the False Claims Act, the civil monetary penalties law, the Stark self-referral law and parallel state laws.  We assist clients in developing internal procedures to identify, correct and eliminate issues that may give rise to allegations of potential abuse.

When a billing investigation or audit arises, we are prepared to respond immediately to defend our clients at every step in the process. Our attorneys have represented clients, including academic medical centers, hospitals and other provider groups in investigations brought by the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, state and federal inspectors general, state Medicaid agencies and other enforcement agencies.  We work closely with attorneys from the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice groups to ensure that healthcare transactions are structured in a manner that enables continued compliance with state and federal regulations.