Attorney Ayesha Mehdi has trusted experience to navigate her health care clients through the maze of rules and regulations involving referral relationships, fraud and abuse, provider reimbursement issues, licensing and certification issues, and health information privacy and security. Attorney Ayesha Mehdi helps her clients develop, evaluate and update compliance programs and policies, and also offer compliance reviews to identify any gaps, relating to:
Corporate Compliance Programs
Attorney Ayesha Mehdi performs regulatory due diligence involved with health care transactions and addressing state licensing, certificate of need (CON), and Medicare provider status issues. Furthermore, certain federal and state programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), mandate Corporate Compliance Programs, which also serve as evidence of best practices for organizations. Attorney Ayesha Mehdi timely reviews and responds to billing errors or information breaches, while working with Compliance Officers in enforcing such Corporate Compliance Programs.
Attorney Ayesha Mehdi counsels her health care clients on the issues pertaining to HIPAA, HITECH, and Nevada laws governing privacy of personal medical information. She offers assessement, training and implementation of HIPAA and HITECH compliance.
Health Care Fraud and Abuse
Attorney Ayesha Mehdi has a comprehensive understanding of the federal fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and False Claims Act. Her knowledge and experience extend to Nevada specific fraud and abuse laws, including Nevada’s “mini” Stark law and the corporate practice of medicine. Hence, her health care clients trust her to structure such transactions and referral relationships, hospital-physician joint ventures, physician ancillary services, and physician compensation arrangements within the four corners of the law.
Health Care Reimbursement Issues
Attorney Ayesha Mehdi works with physicians, non-physician practitioners, and other health care entities on billing and reimbursement matters arising under Medicare, Medicaid, and other governmental health programs. She also represents her clients in connection with inquiries and investigations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare intermediaries and carriers and in defending RAC audits, ZPIC audits, and Medicare, OIG, and other governmental agency investigations.