We defend individual healthcare providers in actions by state and federal agencies (such as suspension and reimbursement actions by Medi-Cal and Medicare, and matters brought by the California Department of Health Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), as well as in proposed adverse actions by health care plans, HMO's, specialty boards, and accrediting agencies for surgery centers. The firm has expertise in the area of hospital medical staff privileges, and suits based on allegations of fraud.
As the incidence of board investigation and administrative filings have increased, and with the state agencies having more power than ever before, our experience, assessment, negotiation and litigation skills make the difference. The team of attorneys who specialize in this area have developed expertise, seasoned judgment and case management skills that often make a difference. They have earned a formidable and respected reputation among the Deputy Generals who represent the boards, administrative law judges who hear these cases, and the agencies themselves. They know us and our reputation and credibility, as well as our trial abilities and experience level. This often helps to achieve the reasonable resolution of cases and to avert unnecessary hearings. Throughout the investigation, accusation, hearing and post-decision and appellate proceedings, you want us by your side.
Our Administrative Law Department is staffed by shareholders and seasoned trial attorneys with substantial experience and knowledge in medical and psychiatric disciplinary cases, including difficult cases involving accusations of insurance fraud, record alterations, sexual charges and multi-patient issues. Most of the attorneys at Bonne Bridges who work in this highly specialized field of law are members of the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals, and have held offices in this organization of administrative law health care specialists. Our attorneys are regularly called upon to write and lecture in this area of law.