Katie C. Pawlitz is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the Washington, D.C. office. She represents a variety of health care providers, suppliers, manufacturers, associations, and others regarding regulatory issues arising under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and under the health care fraud and abuse laws, including anti-kickback, physician self-referral, beneficiary inducement, and false claims laws.
Katie also assists clients involved in anti-kickback, Stark Law, and False Claims Act investigations (internal and external) and litigation matters. Additionally, she works with clients to develop, implement, and monitor health care fraud and abuse and corporate compliance programs.
She also regularly counsels pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers regarding federal and state marketing restrictions and reporting requirements, including the “Sunshine” provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known as the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.
- Saint Louis University School of Law, 2005, J.D., Certificate in Health Law, Recipient, Academic Excellence Awards for Administrative Law (2005), Health Care Quality (2004), and Legal Research & Writing (2003), Journal of Health Law – Lead Articles Editor (2004 -2005); Staff Editor (2003 – 2004); Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing (2003 – 2004); Member, Health Law Association (2002-2005) and Women Law Student’s Association (2002 – 2005)
- University of Missouri, 2002, B.A., Biological Sciences, Certificate of General Honors, English Studies Minor, Member, The Honors College
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- District of Columbia
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals – District of Columbia Circuit
- State Supreme Court – Missouri
- State Supreme Court – Illinois
Professional Affiliations :
- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- PeacePlayers International – Host Committee (2013-2014)
- Defended nationwide skilled nursing facility chain in Federal False Claims Act investigation and litigation related to rehabilitation therapy billing practices under Medicare and negotiated Settlement Agreement and Corporate Integrity Agreement.
- Negotiated False Claims Act settlement and related Corporate Integrity Agreement on behalf of a national hospital chain related to Medicare services provided in long-term acute care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
- Assisted hospital in self-disclosing potential Stark Law violation pursuant to CMS’ voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP) and negotiated a Settlement Agreement to successfully resolve the same.
- Conducted gap analysis and evaluation of medical device manufacturer’s compliance program, with a focus on interactions with health care professionals.
- Serves as outside counsel to the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), an international trade association of medical technology manufacturers
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