The fraud and abuse laws touch virtually every arrangement in the healthcare sector. Jennifer Michael draws on her experience as the former Chief of the Industry Guidance Branch at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) to help healthcare providers and life science companies avoid potential fraud and abuse landmines and defend them in fraud and abuse investigations. Jennifer helps her clients structure their arrangements to comply with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the federal Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) law, and other state and federal fraud and abuse laws and navigate government investigations under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). She also leads internal investigations for healthcare companies to identify and quantify potential overpayments from federal healthcare programs; advises on fraud risks of existing and proposed arrangements in connection with pending and proposed transactions; and designs, implements, and evaluates compliance programs.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Partnership for Public Service Citizen Impact Award (2017)
Excellence in Government Fellows Program (2016)
Inspector General’s Exceptional Achievement Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)