Meaghan Mary Cooper

Meaghan Mary Cooper

Meaghan Cooper is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group, where she advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on health care issues and general corporate matters. She provides legal counsel on a full range of transactional and regulatory health law issues, including contracting, tax exemption, licensure, government investigations, medical staff, joint ventures, affiliations, physician recruitment, and privacy and security of medical information. She also works with clients on the regulation of long-term care services, referral and reimbursement rules, and the structuring of physician compensation. Read her full bio here.

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OIG Settles EMTALA Allegations Involving Psychiatric Care

On June 2, 2017, AnMed Health and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Department of Health and Human Services agreed to a $1.295 million settlement of allegations that AnMed had violated the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) (Section 1867 of the Social Security Act). The OIG alleged that AnMed failed to provide appropriate medical screening and stabilizing treatment to individuals presenting to the ED with unstable psychiatric emergency medical conditions.…

DOJ Settles Allegations of Fraudulent Loan Program Between Hospital System and FQHC

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement with a hospital operated by Indiana University Health, Inc. and a federally qualified health center operated by HealthNet, Inc. to resolve claims that the parties violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Federal Claims Act and Indiana law. Each of the parties will pay over $5 million to the United States and approximately $3.9 million to the State of Indiana. The lawsuit was originally brought by a qui tam relator, a physician and former employee of the hospital and HealthNet, and later …