Gregory Smith is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's New York office.
With a broad regulatory and transactional background, Gregory routinely counsels clients on a wide range of health care matters. His practice is focused on compliance and regulatory issues, and includes extensive experience with federal and state anti-referral laws, including the federal Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalties Law.
Gregory has guided a broad range of providers through the voluntary self-disclosure process at the federal and state level, including disclosures of potential Stark law, Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalties Law violations. He has also represented a wide range of providers in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer audits and appeals, as well as nursing homes contesting deficiencies alleged by CMS and state oversight agencies. Gregory also has extensive experience negotiating settlements with a variety of federal and state agencies.
Gregory frequently works with providers to design and implement compliance programs that meet New York State requirements, conducts compliance training, and works closely with compliance officers to ensure that compliance issues are investigated and addressed appropriately. He regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of state and federal regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement guidelines, documentation and coding practices, state corporate practice of medicine prohibitions, fee-splitting, federal and state exclusion rules, the federal Anti-Markup Rule, professional misconduct rules, and conflicts of interest.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Gregory R. Smith