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)
Representation of SENTA Partners, a physician practice management company, in its acquisition of all non-clinical assets of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of South Texas, a well known ENT practice in the state. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), the largest team of dermatology experts nationwide, in its acquisition of Maragh Dermatology, Surgery and Vein Institute, a comprehensive dermatology centers specializing in medical, cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the largest team of dermatology experts nationwide, in its acquisition of Greenville Dermatology, a South Carolina-based dermatology practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Partnership for Public Service Citizen Impact Award (2017)
Excellence in Government Fellows Program (2016)
Inspector General’s Exceptional Achievement Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)