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Rebecca Waltuch provides legal counsel on general health law, including the representation of hospitals, health systems and other health care clients. She focuses her practice on counseling clients on a range of regulatory issues, including federal health care program fraud and abuse and the Stark law, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Rebecca serves as the lead lawyer for physician contracting matters for a large hospital system. She advises accountable care organization (ACO) clients on legal and regulatory issues, including the preparation of ACO waivers. She also has experience in matters related to physician network affiliations and managed care contracting. Read Rebecca Waltuch's full bio.
By Tony Maida, Rebecca Waltuch, Joan Polacheck, Joshua T. Buchman and Daniel H. Melvin on May 10, 2017
Posted In Anti-Kickback Statute / Stark Law, Knowledge/Scienter, Materiality, Stark
In a case of first impression, a federal court found that the federal physician self-referral law’s (Stark Law) requirement that financial arrangements with physicians be memorialized in a signed writing could be material to the government’s payment decision. This case raises troubling questions about applying the False Claims Act (FCA) to what many in the...