Julia Tamulis

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Julia Tamulis focuses her practice on counseling a diverse range of clients on healthcare regulatory and compliance matters. A former attorney-advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), the highest level of appeal within HHS, Julia has written more than 100 decisions involving Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and reimbursement claims. Since leaving HHS DAB, Julia’s practice involves addressing complex healthcare regulatory issues in operations, compliance, and healthcare transactions. Julia advises pediatric hospital systems on internal compliance matters, including daily operations issues, privacy incidents, and internal compliance audits. She also works with specialty pharmacy clients to draft and negotiate agreements across the drug supply chain, including distribution and pharmacy services agreements, and provides guidance on healthcare regulatory requirements applicable to pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Drawing on her healthcare regulatory expertise, Julia assists with internal compliance reviews and responding to government investigations, including defending companies facing government scrutiny in False Claims Act (FCA) matters. She has represented clients in the medical device, Medicare Advantage, long-term care, and imaging sectors, as well as senior healthcare executives, before U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the HHS Office of Inspector General in FCA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute enforcement actions.

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Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Vice Chair (2018-2020); Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Leadership Development Program (2015-2016)

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

D.C. Bar Association — Health Law Section, Steering Committee Co-Chair (2016-2018); Health Law Section, Steering Committee (2015-2016); Health Law Section, New Practitioners Planning Committee (2014-2017)