HMP Litigation Support
About the Practice
For more than 15 years, we have helped our clients and their advisors navigate the complexities of business, regulatory and criminal disputes by providing exceptional litigation and investigative support and expert testimony.
Our team of healthcare professionals has served approximately 40 cases to date, handling disputes of millions and billions of dollars and guiding clients through the challenges brought on by financial, accounting and fraud investigations. Our data platform, HMP Metrics, in tandem with our expertise, provides an edge unmatched in the litigation support arena.
We are a team of testifying and consulting practitioners, skilled in providing independent and objective expert opinions and data-driven analyses for our clients.
Led by Managing Director Jessica Scouten, CPA, CFE, CIRA, MAFF, our team serves law and accounting firms; healthcare providers, payers and suppliers; banks and private equity, government entities, and others, with a range of litigation support and investigative services including:
- Accounting and Financial Reporting
- Alter-ego Analysis
- Bankruptcy Fraud and Litigation
- Breach of Contract Claims
- Business Interruption
- Consulting Testimony related to Civil and Criminal Matters
- Economic Damages and Lost Profits
- Economic Modeling and Forecasting
- Financial Investigations
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
- Professional Malpractice (Accounting, Consulting and Hospital Management, or Turnaround)
- Testimony Related to Ponzi Schemes
We focus on finding the facts
Our practice is backed by our customized data analyses and benchmarking platform, HMP Metrics, that allows us to produce thorough fact-based analyses on several issues including accounting irregularities, audit compliance, enterprise/equity valuation, Medicare fraud allegations, claims of lender liability, and professional negligence among others.
Metrics is an interactive, web-based, analytical tool that has the capability to search, compare and electronically analyze the data contained in almost 700,000 Medicare cost reports covering almost every hospital, nursing home health and hospice provider in the United States. In addition to the cost reports, the Metrics database also contains approximately 25 billion patient claims, census data and socio-economic indicators as well as data elements from seven other publicly available databases.
The assembled data set and the related proprietary software can be used to rapidly analyze the performance of individual providers and multi-site health systems against state, national or custom peer groups for over 1,700 operating, financial and clinical quality metrics. This data set has been instrumental in the majority of our healthcare cases, and sets HMP apart, as no other litigation support firm has this capability.
Metrics is a wholly owned subsidiary of HMP and offers access to the database to healthcare providers and their advisors, vendors, and payors on a subscription basis.
Testifying and Consulting Experts
If issues cannot be resolved through settlement, our team is ready to provide expert testimony supported by these analyses and reports.
Our experts prepare and interpret economic and statistical analyses and present their findings effectively in court, to regulatory authorities, or to healthcare clients.
HMP's professionals consult and testify on various types of damages claims, including Medicare fraud, lost profits, loss of value, econometric and statistical analysis, restitution, contract damages, market definition, and competition analysis.