With the ever-changing landscape of healthcare laws and regulations, clients need legal counsel that understands the industry and how to navigate these laws and regulations to resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner. Falkenberg Ives attorneys not only understand the healthcare industry and its governing laws, but also take the time to learn each particular healthcare client’s business strategy in order to achieve successful results when disputes arise.
Falkenberg Ives' healthcare litigation practice provides representation to clients in the healthcare sector with respect to a wide variety of disputes, as well as risk management advice on ways to avoid future litigation. The firm’s healthcare litigation experience includes representing clients in matters involving insured member claims, Medicare fraud, Medicare preemption, healthcare provider disputes, provider fraud detection, breach of contract claims, internal investigations, bad faith litigation, consumer fraud, pharmacy disputes, defamation claims, and appeals. Falkenberg Ives provides effective and efficient representation in these matters in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration.
Falkenberg Ives also assists healthcare clients with responding to government information requests from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services), Department of Labor, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, state law enforcement, and state departments of insurance. These government information requests require counsel with knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable to the particular healthcare entity, as well as with experience in counseling clients on best practices for responses. Falkenberg Ives has that knowledge and experience.
Falkenberg Ives also helps healthcare clients respond to third-party subpoenas, which have become increasingly complex due to the constantly-evolving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Falkenberg Ives eases the burden that these third-party subpoenas can cause clients by providing cost-effective assistance in issue spotting, preparing responses, and interfacing with issuing counsel and courts.