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Thomas S. Crane

  • Representing academic physician groups in considering merger options and restructuring academic affiliation with medical school
  • Represented numerous cardiology practices in developing strategic relationships with hospitals
  • Represented hospitals and other providers in self-disclosures to the OIG, CMS and US Attorneys’ Offices for potential Stark Law, Anti-Kickback and FCA violations
  • Secured a dismissal of a False Claims Act suit brought by an ex-employee whistleblower who accused the company of knowingly overcharging Medicaid for the cost of pharmaceuticals.
  • Representing non-profit academic medical practice plans in restructuring their relationship with the medical school with which they are affiliated.
  • Advised University Physicians, Inc., a physician group organized by six Rhode Island-based, tax-exempt faculty practice plans at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University (SOM) and Rhode Island Hospital, with respect to an affiliation agreement with a new unifying entity, Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI).
Case Study
Mintz is defending a major diagnostics company in a False Claims Act qui tam case filed by a former employee. The Department of Justice declined to intervene in the case, which involves allegations of managed care fraud. Mintz has filed a motion to dismiss and objections to discovery request
Case Study
Mintz represents a major Boston-based health care system that includes academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician practices, and a managed care plan. Mintz attorneys helped the system establish a specialty pharmacy and developed new provider contract templates for the health plan.
Case Study
Mintz is helping a university and its medical school analyze its relationships with its affiliated academic faculty practice plan and teaching hospital. Mintz attorneys are counseling the parties on ways to structure their contractual arrangements to ensure compliance with the Stark Law.
Case Study
Mintz helped University Physicians, Inc. practice plans that serve the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University (SOM) and Rhode Island Hospital reorganize as Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI). The affiliation created a close relationship among SOM, BPI, and the six faculty practice plans.