Marcia L. Augsburger, a partner in our FDA and Life Sciences and Healthcare practices, handles investigations, complex litigation, and appeals involving fraud and abuse, unfair business practices, contracting and constitutional issues.
Informed by her litigation experience and certified in compliance and privacy, Marcia assists clients with risk assessment and management, contracting and reimbursement, website terms and notices, and compliance programming. Marcia’s clients include hospital systems, billing and data companies, and telehealth, telemedicine, ancillary, long-term care and other providers.
Marcia provides day-to-day guidance to her healthcare clients on reimbursement issues, from billing and coding to managed care recoveries, and on regulatory compliance, including corporate practice of medicine, federal and state anti-kickback, fee-splitting and Stark related laws, telehealth and telemedicine, HIPAA and state privacy laws.
Marcia assists her hospital clients with investigations, audits, surveys, responses to notices of correction, and payment denials, particularly on coding, billing, and clinical documentation issues.
In litigation, Marcia represents clients in qui tam, class action, and other complex and coordinated lawsuits and appeals involving alleged false claims, unfair or improper coding, billing, documentation, payment and business practices, medical necessity and other coverage issues, products and professional liability, defamation, conflicts of interest, partnership and joint venture arrangements, physician contracts and hospital construction.
In addition to her work with clients, Marcia serves as an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service and has served as a judge pro tem for the County of Sacramento, California.
Marcia is a frequent speaker and published author on topics such as false claims act issues, HIPAA, state privacy laws, medical records, eDiscovery, arbitration, healthcare litigation, consumer-directed healthcare and women in the law.
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