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OVERVIEW

Robert A. Wade
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

Washington, D.C.

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

P 574-237-1107

M 574-274-0432

F 574-237-1125

OVERVIEW

Robert A. Wade
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

Washington, D.C.

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

P 574-237-1107

M 574-274-0432

F 574-237-1125

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.

OVERVIEW

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

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2020

Indiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2019

Presentations
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2019 Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference, "Ask the Stark Law Professionals," Washington, D.C., Nov. 3-6, 2019
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA Hawaii Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference, "Effective Compliance Oversight for Physician Financial Arrangements," Honolulu, HI, Oct. 10, 2019
  • Lorman Webinar, “Medical Record Audits: What You Need to Know About Payor Provider and Government Reviews,” National, Sept. 16, 2019
  • AHLA Health Care Transactions, “Navigating Through Commercial Reasonableness/Fair Market Value Issues when Conducting Due Diligence,” Nashville, TN, May 1-3, 2019
  • Health Care Compliance Association 23rd Annual Compliance Conference "Ask the Stark Law Professionals," Boston, MA April 7-10, 2019
  • Lorman Webinar, “Medical Record Audits: What You Need to Know About Payor Provider and Government Reviews,” National, March 28, 2019
  • AHLA Physicians and Law Institute, “Emerging Trends in Physician Employment/Independent Contractor Contracting and Compensation Arrangements with Hospitals,” San Antonio, TX, Feb. 4-6, 2019
  • Health Care Compliance Association Enforcement Compliance Conference, “Ask the Stark Law Professionals,” Washington, D.C. Nov. 4-7, 2018
  • Health Care Compliance Association Honolulu Regional Conference, “Physician Compensation Arrangements,” Honolulu, HI, Oct. 11-12, 2018
  • Legal Publishing Group of Strafford Webinar, “Structuring Call Coverage Agreements: Regulatory Concerns and Practical Suggestions,” Nationwide, Sept. 6, 2018
  • Clear Law Institute Webinar, “False Claims Update," Nationwide, May 23, 2018
  • Health Care Compliance Association, “Compliance Program Effectiveness - Measuring and Reporting it to the Government,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 17-18, 2018
  • Lorman Education Services - Live Webinar, “Fundamentals of Physician Compensation,” Nationwide, May 14, 2018
  • American Bar Association, 28th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, “Compliance Program Effectiveness – Measuring and Reporting it to the Government," San Francisco, CA May 2-4, 2018
  • Health Care Compliance Association 22nd Annual Compliance Institute “Ask the Stark Law Professionals” Las Vegas, NV April 15-18, 2018
  • Lorman Education Services - Live Webinar, “False Claims Act Update,” Nationwide, Feb. 21, 2018
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), “Sharing the Load: Maximizing the Working Relationship Between Management, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Outside Counsel and Appraiser in the Physician Compensation Process," Nationwide Feb. 7, 2018
  • Health Care Compliance Association Florida, “Corporate Integrity Agreements and Compliance Program Effectiveness,” Orlando, FL, Feb. 2, 2018
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Enforcement Compliance Institute, “Corporate Integrity Agreements: Living under a CIA or using CIAs to Shape Legal/Compliance programs,” Washington, D.C., Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2017
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Enforcement Compliance Institute, “Ask the Stark Law Professionals: Q&A Session,” Washington, D.C., Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2017
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Honolulu Regional Conference, “Advanced Fair Market Value: Complex Hospital-Physician Compensation Arrangements,” Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 12-13, 2017
  • American Bar Association Health, 27th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Moderator: “Board, Management and Governance for Organizational Compliance,” Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 17-19, 2017
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Health Care Transaction, “What Lessons Have We Learned from Halifax, Tuomey, North Broward, Adventist, and Columbus Regional Health,” Nashville, TN, April 27, 2017
  • America Health Lawyers Association, Academic Medical Centers (AMC) Conference, "2017 Fraud and Abuse Update for AMCs," Baltimore, March 9-10, 2017
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Conference, "What We Have Learned: From Halifax, Tuomey, North Broward, Adventist and Columbus Regional and Current Legal Issues," St. Louis, March 3, 2017
  • Lorman webinar, "Update on False Claims Act," Feb. 20, 2017

The following occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg:

  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute, “Stark Law and SRDP,” Washington, D.C., October 23-26, 2016
  • Health Care Compliance Association Regional Conference, “What Have We Learned from Halifax, Tuomey, and Other Recent Case,” Honolulu, HI, October 13-14, 2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Fraud and Compliance Forum, “Stark Law, Physician Compensation and Commercial Reasonableness,” Baltimore, MD, October 5-7, 2016
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA Indianapolis Regional Conference, “Fraud and Abuse,” Indianapolis, September 30, 2016
  • Lorman Education Services - Live Webinar, “False Claims Act Update,” August 18, 2016
  • HCPro, Inc., Audio Conference, “Medicare Overpayments Final Rule,” July 14, 2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Annual Meeting, “Compensation Plan Governance: Ensuring Your Physician Compensation Arrangements Remain Compliant and Effective,” Denver, CO, June 26-29, 2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), In-House Counsel Program, “What Have We Learned from Halifax, Tuomey, and Other Recent Cases,” Denver, CO, June 26, 2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Health Care Transactions Program, “What Have We Learned from Halifax, Tuomey, North Broward, Adventist, and Columbus Regional Health,” Nashville, TN, May 17-18, 2016
  • CBI 13th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress, “Strategies to Establish an Acceptable Limit on Compensation for Key Opinion Leaders,” Washington, D.C., April 26-27, 2016
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA 20th Annual Conference, “Kickback and Stark Law Developments,” Las Vegas, NV, April 17-20, 2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions, “2016 Fraud and Abuse Update for AMCs,” Washington, D.C., March 14-15, 2016
  • Clear Law Institute Webinar, “The Ins and Outs of Commercially Reasonable and Stark Compliant Physician Relationships,” February 24, 2016
  • Lorman Education Services - Live Webinar, “False Claims Act Update,” February 16, 2016
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA), Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Workshop, “Conversations with the Masters, Panel Discussion and Q&A,” Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 9, 2015
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA), Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Workshop, “Halifax: A View from the Expert’s Seat,” Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 9, 2015
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA), Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Workshop, “Understanding the Regulatory Environment of Healthcare Reimbursements,” San Diego, CA, November 16-18, 2015
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA), Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Workshop, “Halifax: A View from the Expert’s Seat,” San Diego, CA, November 16-18, 2015
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA 1st Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute, “Stark Law: What Have We Learned From Recent Cases and the SRDP?,” Washington, D.C., October 27, 2015
  • Atlantic Information Services – Webinar, “Stark Law Dos and Don’ts: Best Practices for your Physician Contracts,” September 17, 2015
  • 2015 Indiana State Bar Association Health Law Conference, “CSI: Complex Stark Law Implementation,” Indianapolis, IN, September 11, 2015
  • Progressive Healthcare Conferences – Webinar, “Physician Compensation Arrangements: Do’s & Don’ts to Avoid Penalties & Fines,” August 13, 2015
  • Lorman Live Webinar, “False Claims Act Update,” August 11, 2015
  • Progressive Healthcare Conferences – Webinar, “EMTALA Audits,” August 3, 2015
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Web Conference, “Examining Physician Compensation Arrangements,” July 13, 2015
  • Clear Law Institute Webinar, “Complex Fair Market Value/Commercial Reasonableness Compensation Issue,” July 13, 2105
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), 2015 Annual Meeting, “Complex Fair Market Value/Commercial Reasonableness Compensation Issues,” Washington, D.C., July 1, 2015
  • ABA Health Law Section, “Health Law Section Stark Law Tweet Chat,” June 17, 2015
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA 19th Annual Compliance Institute, “Kickback and Stark Compliance: Challenges and Liabilities,” Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 20, 2015
  • American Association of Political Consultants, AAPC Conference – Healthcon2015, “How to Identify and Mitigate Risks Under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law,” Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2014
  • Lorman Live Webinar, “False Claims Act Update,” February 17, 2015
  • Online Compliance Panel Webinar, “Fraud and Abuse Laws: Mitigating the Risk,” January 29, 2015
  • Academic Medical Centers Program, “2015 Fraud and Abuse Update for AMCs,” Washington, D.C., January 22-23, 2015
  • IHA Legal Forum, “Complex FMV Evaluation,” Indianapolis, IN, October 30, 2014
  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management – 2014 Annual Conference, “CSI: Complex Stark Implementation,” Anaheim, CA, October 26-29, 2014
  • 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, “Fraud and Abuse Laws: Mitigating the Risks,” Nashville, TN, October 21, 2014
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA North Central Region Conference, “Fraud and Abuse Issues Related to Complex Fair Market Value Arrangements,” Indianapolis, IN, October 6, 2014
  • Progressive Healthcare Conferences – Webinar, “Government Investigations, Settlements and False Claims Act Update,” August 13, 2014
  • 2014 Annual Minneapolis Law Institute, “Complex Fair Market Value/Commercial Reasonableness Compensation Issues,” Minneapolis, MN, June 5, 2014
  • 2014 Research Compliance Conference, “Fair Market Value Issue with Research Physicians,” Austin, TX, June 2, 2014
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2014 HCCA Regional Conference, “Fraud and Abuse Issues Impacted by the Affordable Care Act,” Columbus, OH, May 9, 2014
  • 2014 Indiana State Bar Association Health Law Conference, “Complex Fair Market Value/Commercial Reasonableness Compensation (Physician Issues and Employment),” Indianapolis, IN, May 1, 2014
  • Progressive Healthcare Conferences – Webinar, “EMTALA and Your ED: Ensure Compliance & Avoid Fines in 2014,” April 22, 2014
  • Health Care Compliance Association, HCCA 18th Annual Compliance Institute Conference, “Advanced Stark and Fair Market Value: A Progressive Case Study,” San Diego, CA, March 30-April 2, 2014
  • Minnesota Bar Association Health Law Section, “Complex Stark Implementation and Self Disclosure,” St. Paul, MN, March 21, 2014
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA), Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Workshop, ”Understanding the Regulatory Environment of Healthcare Reimbursements,” Chicago, IL, March 12, 2014
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2014 HCCA Regional Conference, “Best Practices in Demonstrating Compliance Effectiveness,” St. Louis, MO, March 7, 2014
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts – (NACVA) Webinar, Fraud in Healthcare Webinar Week, “Fraud and Abuse Issues Related to Complex Fair Market Value Arrangements,” February 28, 2014
  • American Health Lawyers Association, 2014 Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, “Complex Stark Implementation and Self Disclosure,” New Orleans, LA, February 5-7, 2014
  • Academic Medical Centers Program, “2014 Fraud and Abuse Update for AMCs,” Washington, D.C., January 23-24, 2014
EXPERIENCE
Publications
  • “Health Law Handbook”, (Health Law Series) 2018 ed., Chapter III. Fraud & Abuse, Title: Corporate Integrity Agreements: Living Under a Corporate Integrity Agreement and What Can The Industry Learn from Corporate Integrity Agreements (Author: Robert A. Wade, Esq.) (Publisher: Thomson Reuters), 29th Edition, May 2018
  • Occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg:
  • “Understanding ACA Regulatory Issues: Ripple Effect Continues for Hospitals and other Health Care Organizations,” Building Indiana, May 2014
  • "The Compliance Officer's Handbook," (Co-Author: Alex Krouse, JD, MHA) (Publisher: HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Mass.)
    Third Edition, April 2014
  • “Exchange Health Plans Are Not Considered Federal Health Care Programs? HHS Limits the Anti-Kickback Statute,” American Health Lawyers Association Connections, February 2014
  • “Feds Focus on EHR Fraud and Abuse – Understanding the Risks of Upcoding, Overpayment, and the False Claims Act,” co-author with Alex Krouse, Chicago Medicine, January 2014.
  • “EHRs, Upcoding, Overpayments, and the False Claims Act – Understanding the Risks,” co-author with Alex Krouse, ABA Health ESource, November 2013.
  • “Responding to Technical Violations of the Stark Law,” co-author with Mark T. Morrell, HCCA Compliance Today, July 2013
  • “A Stark Reality for Fair Market Value”, co-author with Alex T. Krouse, Law360, New York, June 2013
  • “Hospital/Physician Integration: Three Key Models,” Member Briefing, American Health Lawyers Association, October 2011
  • Fair Market Value and Co-Management Arrangements, In-House Counselor, American Health Lawyers Association, June 2011
  • "Hospitals Navigate Fair-Market Value Under Stark as Feds Scrutinize Arrangements," co-author with Fred Lara, Report on Medicare Compliance, 2011
  • Atlantic Information Services, Inc. – “A Guide to Complying with Stark Physician Self-Referral Rules," Editor, 2010 - present
  • "Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office," co-author with Brian Kalver, Megan C. Phillips, David B. Pursell, Michael F. Schaff and Paul W. Shaw, (Publisher: American Medical Association; American Health Lawyers Association) 2009
  • "The Compliance Officer's Handbook," (CoAuthor: Christine Bachrach, CHC-F) (Publisher: HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Mass.) Second Edition, April 2009
  • "Flat Line: Are Provider-Based Cardiology Diagnostic Testing Joint Ventures Between Physician Organizations and Hospitals Dead Under the Current Regulatory System?" AHLA's Hospitals & Health Systems newsletter April, 2009
  • "2008 Health Law Primer," - Contributing Editor (Author: Kathy Kenyon) (Publisher: HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Mass.)
  • "The Healthcare Compliance Professional's Guide to Risk Assessments," (Co-Author: Stephen A. Miller) (Publisher: HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Mass.), 2007
  • “St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center: A Case Study Under a Corporate Integrity Agreement” The American Compliance Institute – Compliance Update June, 2000
  • Opus Communications, Compliance Monitor, Compliance Monitor Question and Answer Expert Ongoing
  • “The Ohio Physician – Patient Privilege: Modified, Revised and Defined” 49 Ohio St. L.J. 1147-1174 (1989)A
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