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Brian views government reviews, audits and investigations as unexpected issues that need quick intervention to minimize damage and move clients forward. Brian advises clients, many from the healthcare industry, on strategy and tactics to achieve the most favorable resolution of regulatory compliance and other challenges.

Success in False Claims Act Lawsuits

In this third episode of the Husch Blackwell Hospice Team’s “Hospice and the False Claims Act” series, Meg Pekarske, Bryan Nowicki, Jody Rudman and Brian Flood discuss the process and path of a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit. FCA cases are a test of endurance as much as they

On June 14ththe Governor signed into law SB 1803. It amends Chapter 531 by limiting the Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHSC-OIG) ability to implement payment holds, improving providers’ rights to expedited appeals before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, redefining the liability for hearing costs, creating new requirements

On May 18th2013 HHS gave state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (State Attorney General MFCUs) more power to data mine for patterns of overpayments, waste, fraud or abuse. They expect these new resources to have an almost 7 to 1  return on investment to the United States government.  Providers should expect to see more

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) passed new and consolidated rules on October 14, 2012. According to the OIG’s counsel, the new rules increase the likelihood of litigation, increase revenue for the state, lower the State fiscal burden and increase the State’s ability to exercise a sanction on providers.
On December 1, 2011