Julia Tamulis focuses her practice on counseling a diverse range of clients on complex healthcare regulatory issues affecting operations and compliance matters. Julia provides healthcare regulatory guidance to health plans on Medicare Advantage and risk adjustment matters. She also advises pediatric hospital systems on compliance issues, including daily operations matters and internal compliance audits and reviews.
Drawing on her healthcare regulatory experience, 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, pharmaceutical, long-term care, and imaging sectors, as well as senior healthcare executives, before U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General in FCA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute enforcement actions.
Julia recognizes the challenges her clients face in adapting to a constantly changing regulatory landscape. Her practice involves:
- Government Enforcement and Compliance – Defending clients in healthcare fraud enforcement matters through internal investigations and advocacy before government entities; conducting compliance assessments; assisting with day-to-day operational matters and internal audits; and drafting compliance policies.
- Contracting, Regulatory and Operational Matters – Advising on complex operational and regulatory matters for healthcare clients, including contracting for health systems and pharmaceutical companies.
- Medicare Reimbursement Appeals – Filing and arguing appeals before the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and other levels of appeal.
- Specialty Pharmacy – Assisting specialty pharmacy clients with contracting and regulatory guidance.
A former attorney-advisor for the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), the highest level of appeal within HHS, Julia drafted decisions involving Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and reimbursement claims.
American Health Law Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Chair (2023-2025), Vice Chair (2018-2022), 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)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2022)
The George Washington University Law School — J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellowship Recipient
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal — Editorial Staff Member
University of Oxford — International Human Rights Law Program (2009)