Healthcare regulatory and Stark Law attorney Bob Wade is experienced in advising on fair market value defensibility issues related to physician compensation and representing clients in matters involving, in addition to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Civil Monitory Penalties Statute, and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.
With more than 25 years of experience and a practice that is national in scope, Bob counsels clients on fraud and abuse issues, fair market value/commercial reasonableness and developing, monitoring and documenting effective healthcare compliance programs. He currently serves as the compliance expert to the board of commissioners of Halifax Health, advising the hospital on all aspects of its Corporate Integrity Agreement. He also has experience representing healthcare clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General.
Bob assists clients in negotiating and implementing corporate integrity agreements and in documenting and defending financial arrangements between healthcare providers, including hospitals, large health systems and referring physicians, as being of fair market value and commercially reasonable. Responsive to client needs and sensitive to their budgetary requirements, Bob is appreciated for his ability to render practical advice when it comes to applying complex healthcare law and regulation to everyday operations and business decisions.
Previously, Bob served as a general counsel and organizational integrity officer for a multi-hospital system. Bob’s clients know that he understands, from first-hand experience working in-house, the challenges they face across their organization — from human resources to operations to finance. As a result, he is able to work with clients to make meaningful changes that are not only grounded in the law, but also make sense from an operational perspective.
Bob is a frequent speaker at many national and regional healthcare legal, compliance and regulatory conferences, including conferences sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association and Health Care Compliance Association.
Professional and Community Involvement
Editorial advisory board, Strategies for Health Care Compliance
Editorial advisory board, Report on Medicare Compliance
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Indiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2019