Using her insight gained at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (HHS-OGC), Dawn Perez-Slavinski advises healthcare clients on complex regulatory issues implicated by day-to-day operations, healthcare transactions, and internal and government investigations. Her practice focuses on evaluating and mitigating legal risks and exposure that arise in the context of healthcare program participation, billing, and reimbursement requirements. As part of this work, Dawn also helps clients comply with government reporting and repayment obligations. In addition, Dawn assists clients in navigating emerging areas, such as regulatory waivers issued in the context of COVID-19, and eligibility and permitted uses for HHS’s Relief Fund payments.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Dawn was a program integrity attorney in the CMS Division of HHS-OGC. In this capacity, she helped CMS evaluate disclosures made under the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, review the legality of CMS regulations and guidance, and create safeguards to protect the financial integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In addition, Dawn counseled CMS’s Innovation Center on how to create financial protections and flexibilities for various alternative payment models, including waivers of federal fraud and abuse laws. 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 investigations and 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 Law Association (AHLA) — Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group Leadership Development Program (2019-2020)
Virginia State Bar
We represented Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of Wheeler’s Medical Supply, a provider of intermittent catheters and incontinence supplies based in Jacksonville, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Advised research institutions and laboratory companies on Medicare billing for clinical trials, observational studies and other research
Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Queen City Hospice, LLC, and its affiliate Miracle City Hospice, LLC for a cash purchase price of $192.0 million
Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its acquisition of County HomeMakers, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based personal care operator with 800 employees in 22 locations serving over 1,000 clients
Representation of Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of CareHere, another leading operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations. The acquisition of CareHere, brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion annually and increases its geographic footprint to more than 850 centers across 45 states and Guam. The combination will allow Premise Health to deliver improved outcomes and enhance health care for employer populations.
Representation of Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in its sale of certain assets of Passport Health Plan, including Passport’s brand, operational and clinical infrastructure, and certain provider and vendor agreements, to Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.
Representation of Evolent Health Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in its acquisition of the majority stake in Passport Health Plan for $70 million
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