LITIGATION SUPPORT

When disputes in the healthcare field become litigious, HMP offers significant experience in preparing sophisticated expert reports and testifying in several high-profile cases.

We have the benefit of our customized data analysis and benchmarking tools combined with significant industry expertise to produce thorough fact-based analyses on issues including accounting irregularities, audit compliance, enterprise/equity valuation, Medicare fraud allegations, claims of lender liability, professional negligence, among many others. If issues cannot be resolved through settlement, HMP’s senior executives are experienced in providing expert testimony in conjunction with the legal process.

HMP combines its quantitative analysis skills with deep healthcare industry operating experience to effectively evaluate qualitative issues involving the organization and delivery of patient care. The goal is to get to the bottom of the disagreement in a disciplined way, digging deep to determine precise facts.

Testifying and Consulting Experts

Any healthcare organization facing complex litigation involving contract disputes, Medicare fraud allegations, or liability analysis needs the support and advice of experienced professionals who can provide independent and objective expert opinions.

HMP’s testifying and consulting experts rigorously incorporate economic and accounting principles into sophisticated financial, statistical, and data mining models for the calculation of damages and lost profits. 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.

Our testifying and consulting expert services include:

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Bankruptcy Fraud and Litigation
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Business Interruption
  • 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)
Investigations

Today, healthcare providers face unprecedented scrutiny from internal and external parties. Financial, accounting, and fraud investigations, business disputes, and regulatory probes have become burdensome and complicated. Providers and their legal counsel need a dedicated, specialized team of healthcare industry professionals with deep financial and accounting skills at their side to confront these challenges.

Healthcare Management Partners brings singular experience and knowledge to this work. HMP senior executives have led or participated in the forensic accounting investigations of two of the biggest Medicare fraud cases in history: HCA and HealthSouth.

Our team has a proven track record in performing comprehensive investigations, providing in-depth analyses of complex financial transactions, preparing clear and concise reports, and providing compelling expert testimony to courts, arbitrators, mediators, and juries.

HMP professionals have also assisted boards and management of both private and public healthcare organizations. In particular, we have assisted in response to investigations and inquiries initiated by or involving regulatory and law enforcement bodies related to financial reporting (GAAP), whistleblower allegations, regulatory compliance reviews, securities law violations, and other misappropriation of assets.

Our investigation services include:

  • Accounting Irregularities
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Stark Violations
  • Embezzlement of Funds
  • Patient Billing or False Claims Act Violations
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Receiver’s and Examiner’s Roles
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