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Eric S. Klein Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2007

Education

George Washington University, J.D.

  • with honors

Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Eric S. Klein devotes his practice to representing clients in the health care sector with respect to corporate and regulatory issues, including hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), dental service organizations (DSOs), hospice providers and home health agencies. In particular, Mr. Klein counsels such clients on compliance and reimbursement issues as well as health facility and physician practice acquisitions and other changes of ownership, including related licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification matters. Mr. Klein also advises clients on structuring businesses and transactions to achieve client objectives while addressing anti-kickback, Stark and other legal restrictions.

After college, Mr. Klein worked for Health Net, Inc., a health insurance company, in its contract analysis department, where he created financial models to evaluate hospital, physician group, and ancillary contracts.

Experience

Government Investigations

Represent health care providers, managed care organizations, medical billing companies, and dental service organizations in government fraud investigations. Advise clients regarding internal investigations, compliance programs and governance issues, including issues related to the False Claims Act (“FCA”), federal and state anti-kickback statutes, and physician self-referral prohibitions.

Corporate Transactions

Advise health care providers in structuring businesses and transactions to comply with legal and payor requirements. Represent providers in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, conversions and consolidations. Advise clients on the corporate practice of medicine and dentistry.

Medicare Enrollment

Advise health care providers on various aspects of Medicare enrollment, including initial enrollment applications, changes of ownership, changes of information, revalidations, and how to handle situations where providers fail to make the required updates to their enrollment information.

Managed Care and Insurance

Review and negotiate managed care and insurance contracts on behalf of providers, managed care organizations, and commercial insurers. Counsel clients regarding formation of clinically integrated networks. 

Compliance

Draft and review compliance program manuals and policies and procedures.  Advise compliance committees on internal and external audits, investigations and disclosures. Counsel clients regarding voluntary disclosure, overpayments, and appeal of Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party payor reimbursement decisions.

Physician Employment Contracts

Review and negotiate physician employment contracts, including disputes regarding non-competition and non-solicitation covenants.

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Advise charitable organizations (including educational, health care, research, religious, and social welfare organizations) on issues relating to state nonprofit corporation laws and corporate governance documents; federal tax-exemption under Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code; and state and federal regulation of charities and charitable solicitations.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Health Law Section