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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Julia Tamulis

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Julia Tamulis

Associate

Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2999 TEL
(202) 330-5985 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2999 TEL
(202) 330-5985 FAX

Julia Tamulis focuses her practice on counseling a diverse range of clients on healthcare regulatory and compliance matters. A former attorney-advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), the highest level of appeal within HHS, Julia has written more than 100 decisions involving Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and reimbursement claims. Since leaving HHS DAB, Julia's practice involves addressing complex healthcare regulatory issues in operations, compliance, and healthcare transactions. Julia advises pediatric hospital systems on internal compliance matters, including daily operations issues, privacy incidents, and internal compliance audits. She also works with specialty pharmacy clients to draft and negotiate agreements across the drug supply chain, including distribution and pharmacy services agreements, and provides guidance on healthcare regulatory requirements applicable to pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Drawing on her healthcare regulatory expertise, Julia assists with internal compliance reviews and responding to government investigations, including defending companies facing government scrutiny in False Claims Act (FCA) matters. She has represented clients in the medical device, Medicare Advantage, long-term care, and imaging sectors, as well as senior healthcare executives, before U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the HHS Office of Inspector General in FCA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute enforcement actions.

Julia Tamulis focuses her practice on counseling a diverse range of clients on healthcare regulatory and compliance matters. A former attorney-advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), the highest level of appeal within HHS, Julia has written more than 100 decisions involving Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and reimbursement claims. Since leaving HHS DAB, Julia's practice involves addressing complex healthcare regulatory issues in operations, compliance, and healthcare transactions. Julia advises pediatric hospital systems on internal compliance matters, including daily operations issues, privacy incidents, and internal compliance audits. She also works with specialty pharmacy clients to draft and negotiate agreements across the drug supply chain, including distribution and pharmacy services agreements, and provides guidance on healthcare regulatory requirements applicable to pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Drawing on her healthcare regulatory expertise, Julia assists with internal compliance reviews and responding to government investigations, including defending companies facing government scrutiny in False Claims Act (FCA) matters. She has represented clients in the medical device, Medicare Advantage, long-term care, and imaging sectors, as well as senior healthcare executives, before U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the HHS Office of Inspector General in FCA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute enforcement actions.

Julia recognizes the challenges her clients face in adapting to a constantly changing regulatory landscape. Her practice involves:

  • Government Enforcement and Compliance – Defending clients in healthcare fraud enforcement matters through internal investigations and advocacy before governmental entities; conducting compliance assessments; assisting with day-to-day operational matters and internal audits; and drafting compliance policies.
  • Contracting, Regulatory and Operational Matters – Advising on complex transactional, operational, and regulatory matters, including licensure issues, contracting for health systems and pharmaceutical companies, and compliance guidance for hospitals.
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Assisting specialty pharmacy clients with contract drafting and negotiation and regulatory guidance.
  • Medicare Reimbursement Appeals – Filing and arguing appeals before the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals' Administrative Law Judges and the Medicare Appeals Council related to Part A inpatient short stay reimbursement denials and enrollment matters.

During law school, Julia was a legal intern with HHS's Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division, where she wrote summary judgment rulings for appeals involving skilled nursing facilities.

Additionally, in 2009, Julia researched and wrote a section of the main amicus brief for a high profile death penalty case that the Supreme Court reviewed on behalf of Troy Davis, a Georgia death row inmate, under a claim of original writ of habeas corpus. On August 17, 2009, the Supreme Court granted Mr. Davis' habeas petition—the first time the Court had granted an original habeas petition in nearly 50 years.

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Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Leadership Development Program (2015-2016)

Women's White Collar Defense Association

D.C. Bar Association — Health Law Section, Steering Committee Co-Chair (2016-2018); Health Law Section, Steering Committee (2015-2016); Health Law Section, New Practitioners Planning Committee (2014-2017)

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Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2016-2018)

The George Washington University Law School — J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellowship Recipient

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal — Editorial Staff Member

University of Oxford — International Human Rights Law Program (2009)

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