Dawn Perez-Slavinski


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Using her experience working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (HHS-OGC), Dawn Perez-Slavinski advises healthcare clients on legal issues implicated by complex operational and transactional matters, such as issues involving anti-kickback and self-referral laws. In addition, Dawn advises clients on compliance with HIPAA, licensing and managed care requirements.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Dawn was a program integrity attorney in the CMS Division of HHS-OGC. In this capacity, she advised CMS regarding the Stark Law and other authorities that protect the financial integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This work involved close legal review of CMS policies, regulations, guidance documents, agreements and significant correspondence. In addition, Dawn counseled CMS’s Innovation Center regarding program integrity safeguards for various payment reforms. Dawn also provided critical support to the HHS Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Justice, and represented CMS, in False Claims Act litigation.

Prior to her experience at HHS-OGC, Dawn was an associate in the healthcare and corporate practice groups of a Virginia-based law firm. In this role, Dawn focused on administrative appeals of Medicare and Medicaid overpayment determinations, and HIPAA, managed care and licensure issues.


American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group Leadership Development Program (2019-2020)

Virginia State Bar