Taylor Chenery centers his practice on government compliance and investigations and related litigation, focusing on issues of healthcare fraud and abuse. He has significant experience representing a wide variety of healthcare clients in responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claims Act lawsuits. Taylor also has significant experience in complex commercial litigation matters, ranging from class action lawsuits to private arbitrations.
Nashville Bar Association — Federal Courts Committee
Tennessee Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA) — Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Committee
We successfully defended a regional home health agency in a responding to an audit conducted by the Office of Audit Services of the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG-OAS) and appealing the results recommended in the OIG-OAS final report. Our representation resulted in a reduction of the multi-million dollar overpayment in the OIG-OAS final report by 30 percent and recoupment to less than $10,000.
We have successfully represented several hospitals in making self-reports of potential violations of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). After consideration of the self-reports, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) , Successful Defense of Home Health Agency in OIG-OAS Audit
We successfully defended a home health agency in a responding to an audit conducted by the Office of Audit Services of the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG-OAS) and appealing the results recommended in the OIG-OAS final report. Our representation resulted in a reduction of the original overpayment in the OIG-OAS final report from over $7 million to $79,000 on appeal.
Representation of Life Sciences Company Fagron Holding USA LLC
Representation of non-profit North Dakota health system in qui tam lawsuit alleging physician compensation arrangements violated Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. Following declination by the DOJ, we obtained dismissal from the district court on the grounds that relator did not plead his claims with requisite specificity, and the Eighth Circuit upheld that dismissal. U.S. ex rel. Benaissa v. Trinity Health, 963 F. 3d 733 (8th Cir. 2020).
Represented CenseoHealth in its sale to New Mountain Capital
Engaged in 2010 to serve as independent disclosure counsel to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Bank of America pursuant to a settlement order entered into by Bank of America and the SEC
Representation of hospice provider in intervened FCA action pending in Eastern District of Tennessee based on allegations that hospice services provided not medically necessary
Representation of Medicare Advantage service provider in qui tam alleging that defendants caused inflation of risk adjustment scores. U.S. ex rel. Ramsey v. Censeo Health, L.L.C., No. 3:14-cv-118 (N.D. Tex.)
Tennessee Supreme Court — Attorney for Justice (2021)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2017-2019)
Emory Law Journal — Notes and Comments Editor
Law Clerk to Hon. Samuel H. Mays, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (2008-2009)
Emory Class of 2008 Charles E. Watkins Scholarship recipient