Hogan Lovells

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise across the full spectrum of healthcare matters, from M&A to reimbursement and disputes. Additional areas of expertise include policy matters, regulatory counselling, internal investigations and fraud and abuse. Routinely advises healthcare providers, health plans and third-party billing companies and has a significant focus on compliance matters.

Strengths A client remarks: "They were very efficient and we have been very pleased with the results they achieved for us."

Work highlights Represented Chemed Corporation and VITAS Healthcare in a False Claims Act case where the government was seeking over $1 billion in damages. The DOJ alleged that VITAS healthcare submitted false claims to the Medicare program, admitted ineligible patients to its hospices and provided unwarranted care.

Notable practitioners

Craig Smith attracts recognition as an "expert in insurance and Medicaid managed care." He operates a notable practice covering all issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid compliance, including internal investigations. Sources say: "His incredible experience allows him to help his clients navigate through some very thorny regulatory issues."