As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, Megan assists large health systems, adult and pediatric hospitals, physician practices, post-acute care providers, wellness companies, and other types of health care providers with various health care legal matters. She regularly advises these clients on issues related to compliance with the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and state law matters. She also has extensive experience in interpreting Medicare and various state Medicaid coverage and reimbursement provisions, and routinely assists clients with compliance reviews and repayment assessments.
Megan also frequently structures financial relationships between hospitals and physicians, with a particular focus on the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute implications of these arrangements. In working with both hospital and physician clients, Megan has assisted with the development and negotiation of various hospital-physician affiliation agreements, including arrangements involving employment, professional and administrative services, physician recruitment and space and equipment usage. She also provides guidance regarding general contract interpretation issues and disputes.
Megan is also experienced with working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the submission of several self-disclosures involving alleged Stark and/or Anti-Kickback Statute violations. She has assisted in all stages of the self-disclosure process and settlement. She has also worked with clients to develop effective measures to ensure that future violations do not occur.
In addition, Megan is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and has written several articles on healthcare law matters. Megan was also a co-author of “Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office,” a book jointly published by the American Medical Association (AMA) and AHLA that provides guidance to physicians on preventing fraud and abuse in their medical practices.