Nationwide Healthcare Compliance and Defense Representation
When Oberheiden P.C. was created in 2010 by founding partner Dr. Nick Oberheiden, the goal was to launch a law firm with senior healthcare lawyers representing healthcare providers in both compliance and defense matters. This included representing providers in all aspects of Medicare and Medicaid compliance, all aspects of FDA and DEA compliance, and federal healthcare fraud investigations and prosecutions in federal districts across the United States.
In the years since, our firm has expanded into over 40 states, and we have added a legion of experienced healthcare attorneys to our exceptional team.
From our headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and our staffed office in Houston, Oberheiden P.C. directs a network of other offices in nearly every major city in the country. Regardless of where you are, you can call a local Oberheiden P.C. law office and speak with a healthcare lawyer who has represented clients in hundreds or even thousands of healthcare-related matters.
Oberheiden P.C. is a National Healthcare Compliance and Defense Law Firm
All healthcare providers face legal risks on a day-to-day basis. Healthcare providers in the United States have extensive compliance obligations; and, if they fail to maintain compliance in any aspect of their operations, they can face intensive scrutiny and swift enforcement from federal authorities such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Our lawyers represent healthcare providers across the U.S. in all aspects of healthcare compliance and defense. Whether you are starting your own clinical practice, you run a hospital or pharmacy that needs an updated compliance program, or you are in charge of a toxicology laboratory that is facing a federal healthcare fraud investigation, we have the experience you need to make informed decisions and mitigate your risk effectively.
Several of our clients rely on our team of senior healthcare lawyers for both compliance and defense. These clients work with our lawyers to develop and implement custom-tailored compliance programs, and then they rely on our lawyers to demonstrate their compliance to the DHHS OIG, DEA, and other federal authorities when necessary. We also conduct periodic compliance audits for these clients to ensure that they are managing their compliance obligations effectively, and we help them implement updates to their compliance programs as and when needed.
We also have clients that come to us with specific concerns. Oftentimes, our relationships with new clients begin when they discover that their compliance programs are not as effective as they had thought (or hoped), or when they suddenly find themselves facing substantial recoupment liability and other penalties due to a Medicare audit or federal healthcare fraud investigation.
Whatever your specific needs may be, we can help. Our senior healthcare lawyers can craft a custom-tailored compliance solution for your practice or business. We can help you avoid unnecessary liability during a federal healthcare audit or fraud investigation. Or, if you simply have questions, we can guide you forward. Keep reading to learn more about what we do, then contact us to arrange a complimentary initial consultation at Oberheiden P.C.
About Our Healthcare Compliance Practice
For all types of healthcare providers, compliance needs to be a priority. While this has always been the case, maintaining an effective compliance program has taken on heightened importance in recent years.
Several federal agencies have oversight of healthcare providers’ operations, from how they bill to the treatments and medications they provide. To maintain compliance, healthcare providers need to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their obligations, and they need to develop, implement, and maintain compliance programs that reflect their unique risks and needs.
At Oberheiden P.C., we assist healthcare providers nationwide with all aspects of compliance. Whether your practice or business already has a compliance program, or you need to develop a custom-tailored compliance program from scratch, our healthcare lawyers can use their experience to ensure that you have the policies, procedures, and other documentation you need.
Within our healthcare compliance practice, we assist all types of healthcare providers with compliance in all areas of their practice—from patient care to Medicare and Medicaid billing. Our compliance services cover areas including (but not limited to):
- Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance
- Tricare and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) billing compliance
- Prescription drug compliance (including electronic prescription compliance)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance
- Clinical and toxicology laboratory compliance
- Pharmacy compliance
- Durable medical equipment (DME) compliance
- Hospital compliance
- HIPAA compliance
- Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance
Along with helping healthcare providers implement all necessary policies and procedures, we also help healthcare providers monitor and enforce compliance on an ongoing basis. We conduct internal audits and investigations as warranted, and we help ensure that our clients have the documentation they need to prove compliance to auditors and investigators during external audits and investigations.
For healthcare providers, establishing compliance is not a one-time event. To avoid unnecessary inquiries and penalties, healthcare providers need to take a continuous and proactive approach to compliance that gives due consideration to the risks of compliance program failures.
About Our Healthcare Defense Practice
Lots of law firms aim to provide exceptional legal representation to defendants that are facing allegations of wrongdoing. Oberheiden P.C. wanted to provide it in federal district courts across the country, from Georgia to Texas to Arizona to New York.
The lawyers at all of our offices have extensive experience in representing defendants facing a wide variety of allegations related to healthcare fraud, including:
- Medicare fraud
- Tricare fraud
- Billing fraud
- Laboratory fraud
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Drug diversion
- Psychologist and psychiatrist fraud
- Home health agency (HHA) fraud
- Hospice care fraud
These allegations can arise in a wide variety of ways. However, they most commonly come from:
- Drug diversion investigations
- Investigations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL)
- Medicaid audits
- Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) audits
- Targeted probe and educate (TPE) audits
- Comprehensive error rate testing (CERT) audits
- Laboratory audits
- Qlarant investigations and audits
- Recovery audit contractor (RAC) audits
- Zone program integrity contractor (ZPIC) audits
- Civil investigative demands (CIDs)
- Medical malpractice lawsuits
Getting skilled legal help on your side for these preliminary inspections and complaints can prevent them from collecting evidence of healthcare fraud and escalating into a formal civil or criminal charge by federal law enforcement agencies.
We Pride Ourselves on Providing Personalized Attention
A common client complaint is that large law firms like ours fail to provide personalized attention that you deserve. We take that complaint seriously and do everything that we can to ensure that our clients never feel that way.
To that end, not only do we make ourselves available to our clients at all hours of the day and every day of the week, we also have gone to great lengths to fill our law office with fluent speakers in as many different languages as possible.
We Represent Healthcare Providers of All Sizes
Our healthcare compliance and defense lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of matters that span all across the field of healthcare law. In addition to a broad range of practice within the field, we also represent a broad range of healthcare clients, including:
- Medical billing staff and coders
- Hospital staff
- Executives of healthcare companies
- Doctors’ clinics
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical device manufacturers
As you can see, our experienced lawyers have represented both individuals and corporations, large and small, with respect to compliance and in defense of serious allegations of healthcare fraud. This has given them a depth of insight that many other law firms lack when it comes to appreciating the severity and the variety of concerns that our clients can bring into their case.
You Only Deal With Experienced Healthcare Lawyers
In order to best represent our clients, Oberheiden P.C. long ago made an unconventional decision: We would only employ senior attorneys on our staff.
No paralegals. No junior associates. Not even any legal secretaries.
While we have a roster of experienced and extremely skilled investigators to help our lawyers gather the facts in your case, even they are highly experienced doing so in a law enforcement capacity, often working for the very same agencies that are likely investigating your case. We made this decision not just to increase the personalized attention and the legal wisdom that you get over the course of our representation, but also to decrease the odds that your needs and concerns are overlooked by internal communication breakdowns within our firm.
Speak with a Healthcare Lawyer at Oberheiden P.C.
Do you have questions about healthcare compliance? Do you have concerns about facing a Medicare or Medicaid audit or a federal healthcare fraud investigation? If so, our lawyers have the experience and insights you need.
When you call Oberheiden P.C. at (888) 680-1745 or contact us online, you will speak directly with a senior lawyer that will be involved in your case – not a staff member who has to relay your message up several rungs of the ladder before it is heard. Get in touch to get started with a complimentary initial consultation today.