Healthcare Compliance


Health care is a highly regulated field, and entities involved in this industry are required to comply with numerous laws, rules, and regulations as a condition of participation and operation. Steve Shellist and his lawyers have years of experience helping clients navigate the complex field of regulations involving healthcare compliance. The Shellist Law Firm has experience dealing with healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as provider reimbursement issues, certification, licensing, and health information security and privacy. They counsel clients from every sector of the health care industry. Steve helps his clients to create custom compliance programs, training, and policies to address their specific compliance needs. The Shellist Law Firm also performs compliance program reviews to help their clients identify and address gaps in compliance.

Steve Shellist and his attorneys have a deep understanding of the federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and the Stark Law.  They also counsel clients on state-based fraud and abuse laws, including corporate medical practice and fee splitting. The firm helps healthcare providers and their business associates ensure that their transactions and their healthcare networks comply with regulatory guidelines and parameters. This includes counseling on compliance with the various complex regulations surrounding physician-patient relationships, hospital-physician joint ventures, physician compensation arrangements, and physician ancillary services.

Steve Shellist and his attorneys not only help counsel clients when they face compliance concerns; they also proactively analyze possible regulatory implications of proposed transactions to limit liability and ensure successful execution of those transactions. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced in identifying and mitigating compliance issues at each stage of the transaction process.

The Shellist Law Firm also counsels their health care clients on reimbursement issues arising under Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-structured health programs. The Firm has experience advising on matters ranging from Medicaid/Medicare participation rules, overpayment liabilities, change of control issues, compliance with reimbursement standards, and coverage issues, including graduate medical education regulations, cost-reporting compliance, and provider-based status. Steve and his attorneys also counsel healthcare providers on compliance with cost-reporting rules and billing regulations. Steve Shellist also advises non-physician healthcare practitioners on the regulations governing billing and reimbursement for diagnostic and therapeutic services.