Bass, Berry & Sims Adds Former HHS-OIG Senior Counsel Stewart Kameen in Washington, D.C.

December 30, 2020
Firm News

Stewart Kameen photoNashville, Tenn., (December 30, 2020) – Stewart W. Kameen, former Senior Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as counsel. Kameen will add to the firm’s deep bench of healthcare attorneys, named the third largest in the United States by the American Health Law Association (AHLA).

Kameen recently worked as senior counsel in the HHS Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Industry Guidance Branch. In that role, Kameen was a lead author on several of the proposed and final safe harbors HHS-OIG issued as part of the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care. The most recent examples can be found in the final rule HHS published on Dec. 2 modernizing regulations under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and civil monetary penalty rules. Kameen also handled many requests from healthcare companies for advisory opinions seeking guidance in these and other areas.

In early January, Kameen will join several of the firm’s healthcare attorneys in a two-part webinar, In-Depth Analysis of Changes to Stark, Anti-Kickback and Patient Inducement Laws, that will examine the most significant aspects of these new rules. The webinars will be held on January 5 and January 7. Kameen brings a unique perspective as one of the authors of the rules and he will discuss value-based related safe harbors and other important changes on January 7. More details about the webinars and registration information are available here.

“Stewart has a unique perspective for counseling providers on fraud and abuse regulatory matters, corporate compliance, internal investigations and government enforcement actions, qui tam litigation and regulatory matters related to transactions,” said Angela Humphreys, chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group and co-chair of the Healthcare Private Equity Team. “Healthcare providers need clear direction on complying with federal healthcare regulations, and Stewart will be able to provide valuable insights based on his unique government experience.”

Kameen has served as a presenter for the AHLA Annual Meetings in 2019 and 2020 and in several webinars for the association covering topics including the Anti-Kickback Statute, proposals pursuant to the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care and their implications for health information technology, and case studies on the beneficiary inducement prohibition and how healthcare companies can interact with organizations that help patients with social determinants of health within current regulations.

“I am excited to join the exceptional healthcare team at Bass, Berry & Sims,” Kameen said. “I am eager to work even more closely with healthcare companies to help them find practical and compliant solutions to achieve their business goals while providing the highest quality of patient care.”

Prior to working for the government, Kameen was an attorney in the healthcare practice of a national law firm. He earned his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2008.

Stewart Kameen is admitted to practice only in Maryland; not yet admitted in D.C. Being supervised under D.C., Rule 49 Exception 8.

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