Laurence B. Russell


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Larry Russell draws on more than 35 years of experience in health law matters, including his time as a legal advisor to state policy makers and regulators, to advise healthcare provider organizations on a wide range of regulatory issues. He provides clients regulatory counsel on operations and advice on the regulatory aspects of healthcare transactions.

Larry has extensive experience with Medicare and Medicaid payment issues involving hospitals, physicians, pharmacies and other providers. He has a deep knowledge of regulatory matters involving institutional and specialty pharmacies, and drug wholesalers and distributors. He has represented individuals and companies from many healthcare industry sectors before administrative agencies and boards in payment disputes, professional licensure issues and other regulatory matters.

Larry has advised healthcare companies on resolving government investigations and qui tam lawsuits involving billing and coding matters, as well as making voluntary disclosures in these matters to federal regulatory agencies, such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). His fraud and abuse work also encompasses the False Claims Act (FCA), the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).

As a Maryland assistant attorney general, Larry was chief counsel to the Maryland Medicaid program and the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission. He also served as a legal advisor to the Governor’s Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing. He has drawn on those experiences in advising hospitals on reimbursement rate setting issues under Maryland’s Medicare waiver for all-payer rates.


American Health Law Association (AHLA)

American Bar Association — Health Law Section

Maryland State Bar Association — Health Law Section