Legal Services For Medical Businesses

From law offices in Hartford and Greenwich, Moore Leonhardt & Associates is a trusted source of counsel and representation for medical businesses throughout Connecticut. A multidisciplinary approach to problems facing health care providers and practices is a hallmark of our firm.

Business Planning, Compliance And Operations

Moore Leonhardt & Associates advises on contractual relationships and delegation agreements in the area of health care delivery along the continuum. Areas of concern to clients include provider compliance, clinical research reimbursement, insurance coverage and billing. Our firm helps clients manage involvement in fraud and abuse compliance programs and disease-based health management programs.

Fraud And Abuse Prevention, Allegation And Defense

Medical businesses often face claims that they have violated laws such as the Federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act. An organization may need to prepare for and respond to investigations by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of the Inspector General of Health & Human Services, and the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General.

Other concerns requiring legal counsel include:

  • Defense of fraud allegations
  • Negotiation of settlement agreements
  • Qui tam actions
  • Stark (Ethics in Patient Referral Act of 1989) Anti-Kickback and Safe Harbor advice and consultations
  • Consultations regarding fraud and abuse implications of intended transactions
  • Compliance program policies and procedures development
  • Quality of care, abuse and neglect cases

Health Information Management

Protection of information rights, e-health care information management, HIPAA privacy, security and transactions and code sets are examples of topics that lead clients to Moore Leonhardt & Associates. Our firm advises on reciprocal sharing of information protocols and related issues for medical practices and providers.

Representation Before Government Agencies: Regulatory Hearings, Court Appearances, Counsel On Pending Legislation

Attorney Mary Alice Moore Leonhardt and the rest of the legal team regularly extend client representation to administrative appeals through their frequent participation in public regulatory hearings and appearances before state superior and appellate courts, federal courts and probate courts.

Our firm represents health care providers and medical businesses in their dealings with governmental entities, including legislative and general counsel. Clients request information and advocacy regarding pending legislation that will affect a health care business or professional group. Our team facilitates dialogue with government affairs representatives and assists clients through administrative procedures. Our work on clients' behalf addresses issues and procedures pertaining to these and other government entities:

  • The Office of Health Care Access
  • The Defense of Government Investigations and Audits, Recoupment and Enforcement Actions
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • The Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • The U.S. Department of Justice
  • The Office of Inspector General
  • The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
  • The Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • The Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • The Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  • The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Contact The Law Firm On Any Medical Business Issues Or Needed Services

Call 860-541-5514 or send an email message through this website to request a consultation with an accomplished and respected health care business lawyer in Connecticut.