During recent years, the healthcare industry has become one of the most regulated industries in the U.S. TW has a thorough understanding of the complex laws, rules, regulations and compliance requirements that are imposed on health care providers, specifically those providing long-term care and nursing facilities. TW has a thorough understanding of the legal issues faced by institutional and professional health care providers and is able to assist clients address and resolve those issues at both the Federal and State levels.
More specifically, TW has significant experience representing healthcare providers in interpreting, developing and maintaining the requirements for compliance with the rules and regulations of Medicare and Medicaid. This expertise is essential in providing the client counsel on Medicare fraud and abuse matters. Our counsel includes advising 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 corporate compliance plans and procedures to identify, correct and eliminate issues that may give rise to allegations of potential abuse.