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Fraud and abuse prevention is one of the cornerstones for achieving the billions of dollars in savings that are being sought by the federal and state governments to be redeployed to expand the persons for whom health care services are being provided. These developments have resulted in increased scrutiny of health care provider fraud and abuse compliance, billing practices and an increase in the volume of investigations and lawsuits by federal and state agencies. The increased pressure has resulted in unknowing, naive practitioners trapped in a web that results in unexpected or excessive liability and damage to their companies and careers.

Johnson Pope’s Health Care Defense Group has extensive experience representing physicians, hospices, home health agencies, pharmacies and other health care providers in defense of claims for violation of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, overpayment or improper payments by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance companies and other third-party payers. We assist providers in a variety of manners, from “full service” handling of all levels of defense of investigations, claims and appeals submissions, to assisting with the drafting of templates, position papers or briefs for healthcare providers who want to handle the appeals on their own, to minimizing audit risk by designing and implementing compliance plans and training.

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Matthew A. Hatfield
Matthew A. Hatfield

Matthew A. Hatfield

Attorney , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 683-1270
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(727) 683-1270
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St. Petersburg
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Michael A. Igel
Michael A. Igel

Michael A. Igel

Partner , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 483-5691
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(727) 483-5691
Office Location
St. Petersburg
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Jamie A. Klapholz
Jamie A. Klapholz

Jamie A. Klapholz

Attorney , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Margaret K. Kramer
Margaret K. Kramer

Margaret K. Kramer

Attorney , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 800-5980
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(727) 800-5980
Office Location
St. Petersburg
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Michael D. Magidson
Michael D. Magidson

Michael D. Magidson

Partner , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 800-5980
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(727) 800-5980
Office Location
St. Petersburg
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Cynthia Anne Mikos
Cynthia Anne Mikos

Cynthia Anne Mikos

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Cameron Kruger Pariseau
Cameron Kruger Pariseau

Cameron Kruger Pariseau

Attorney, Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Yvette F. Rhodes
Yvette F. Rhodes

Yvette F. Rhodes

Of Counsel , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Darryl R. Richards
Darryl R. Richards

Darryl R. Richards

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2075
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Tampa
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Joseph W.N. Rugg
Joseph W.N. Rugg

Joseph W.N. Rugg

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Gary Walker
Gary Walker

Gary Walker

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
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Tampa
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