Lieff Cabraser attorney Edward Baker will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the American Health Law Association’s Annual Meeting taking place June 26–28, 2023 in San Francisco, where he will co-lead a panel discussion entitled “ Before the Subpoena Arrives: Proactive Strategies for Payers and Providers to Get Ahead of Medicare Advantage Compliance Problems.” The panel will incorporate defense, government enforcement, and relator bar perspectives, address common payor and provider compliance problems related to Medicare Advantage plans, and how to prevent these problems from escalating into higher risk audit and compliance issues or full-blown False Claims Act government investigations.

The AHLA’S Annual Meeting will be held in-person only and will provide attendees with the most current information and in-depth analysis on a myriad of issues facing health care clients and institutions, including practical solutions for addressing legal, regulatory, and operational issues facing the health care industry.

For more information and to view the full program agenda, visit the AHLA’s website.

About Edward Baker

Edward Baker is Of Counsel at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of California, where he was the Civil Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, as well as the Elder Justice Coordinator, within the Affirmative Civil Enforcement practice group. As an AUSA, Mr. Baker investigated numerous FCA cases, including allegations against physicians for medically unnecessary procedures, pharmacies for kickbacks to nursing homes, defense contractors and federal grant recipients for fraudulent billing, and hospitals for up-coding. He was the lead attorney for the United States in an FCA settlement against a group of Fresno cardiologists for performing medically unnecessary nuclear scans, and in a qui tam settlement against Omnicare, Inc., a national long-term care pharmacy, for improperly submitting claims for prescription drugs dispensed to patients in skilled nursing facilities. He worked closely with criminal prosecutors to enhance the district’s parallel proceedings practice and coordinated regular meetings of the EDCA Healthcare Fraud Task Force.

Prior to serving as an AUSA, Mr. Baker was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont, where he was the Director of the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit. He was a member of the litigation table team for 36 states in a qui tam lawsuit against Wyeth and Pfizer for Medicaid pharmaceutical “best price” violations that ultimately resulted in a $785 million settlement. He also laid the groundwork for the enactment of the Vermont False Claims Act and held leadership positions within the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

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