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Ted Lotchin

Partner
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Ted Lotchin is a partner in the firm’s Research Triangle office, where he is a member of the Health Care practice group. He counsels a broad range of clients, including hospitals and academic medical centers, physician practices, ambulatory service providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies on regulatory and transactional matters, as well as on False Claims Act litigation.

Mr. Lotchin has extensive experience representing health care companies on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues, the Stark law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs. He has defended numerous qui tam cases, and handled internal investigations, self-disclosures, overpayments and other enforcement matters. Mr. Lotchin has worked closely with both for-profit and nonprofit health systems in managing subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and other state and federal regulatory agencies.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lotchin was of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of a national health law firm. Mr. Lotchin previously served as in-house counsel to a major academic medical center, where he advised deans, department chairs, and other senior executives on transactional and compliance matters related to network development strategies, patient centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations, as well as on clinical outreach, data privacy and security issues, and data breach response investigations.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group
      • Vice Chair of Research and Website, 2016 - 2017
      • Vice Chair of Educational Programs, 2014 - 2016
      • Educational Programming Volunteer, 2013 - 2014
  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Leadership Development Program, 2013 - 2014
  • Member – American Bar Association, Health Law Section
    • Physician Issues Interest Group
    • Vice Chair of Communications, 2016 - 2017
  • Member – North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section
    • CLE Planning Committee, 2015 - 2017
    • Pro Bono Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Member – National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
    • Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2016 - 2017
    • Committee on Membership and Member Services, 2015 - 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, Complying with the New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule for Medicare and Medicaid Providers and Suppliers, Strafford, Webinar, January 25, 2017.
  • Co-presenter, Transactional Due Diligence and Compliance, American Bar Association, 26th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, May 12, 2016
  • Co-presenter, "Best Practices for Internal Investigations: Navigating the Ethical Minefields Post-Yates Memo," North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section Annual Meeting, April 29, 2016
  • Presenter, "False Claims Act Hot Topics: Public Disclosure, Original Source, and First to File," American Bar Association, 25th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, May 14, 2015
  • Presenter, "Scrub-Up: Data Collection and Retention Challenges in Hospital Internal Investigations," American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), August 2014
  • Presenter, "Developments in Hospital Observation Status Determinations," Partnership for Health in Aging, June 2014
  • Presenter, "Patient Centered Medical Homes 101: How and Why to get it Done in Different Geriatric Practices," The American Geriatrics Society, 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2014
  • Presenter, "The UNC Healthcare System and BCBS of North Carolina Model for Medical Practice: A Blueprint for Successful Cross-Industry Collaboration," AHLA Program: Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions, January 2012
  • Presenter, "A Blueprint for Successful Cross-Industry Collaboration," The Second Annual National Accountable Care Organization Congress, November 2011
  • Presenter, "Physician Employment Challenges for Academic Medical Centers and Faculty," The State of Healthcare in North Carolina: Hospitals and Surgery Centers, May 2010
Publications
  • Co-author, "Academic Medical Centers," Chapter 31, Representing Hospitals and Health Systems, American Health Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Co-author, "Cooperation or Accountability? Yates Memo Puts Spotlight on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Executives," Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, January 1, 2016
  • Co-author, "The Best Defense is a Good Offense When Mitigating False Claims Act Liability," McKnight's, November 13, 2015
  • Co-author, "Yates Memo Puts Health Care Employees, Execs On Notice," Law360, October 20, 2015
  • Co-author, "HRSA Issues Long-Awaited 340B Program Omnibus Guidance Proposal," Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Policy Report, September 2015
  • Co-author, "False Claims Act Liability for Poor Quality of Care," McKnight's, September 14, 2015
  • Co-author, "'Extrapolation' Demonstrates False Claims Act Liability in Rehab," McKnight's, August 11, 2015
  • Co-author, "Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies," Homeland Security and Emergency Management, American Bar Association (3d ed.), forthcoming 2016
  • Co-author, "HIPAA Settlement Underscores the Vulnerability of Unpatched and Unsupported Software" HR Professionals Magazine, February 2015
  • Author, "West Virginia Laws and Regulations," Corporate Practice of Medicine: A Fifty State Survey, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), 2014
  • Author, "Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes & Regulations: North Carolina," The American Health Lawyers Association's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, August 2014
  • Author, "CMS's Independence at Home Demonstration: A Return to House Calls?" The Journal of Adolescent Medicine, September 2012
  • Author, "So You Want to Be An ACO? Prospects Improve, But Challenges Remain," Bloomberg's Health Law Report, December 2011
  • Author, "Note, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished? Establishing a Self-Evaluative Privilege for Corporate Internal Investigations," 46 William & Mary Law Review 1137, 2004