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James A. Hoover

PH: (205) 458-5111
Fax: (205) 244-5660
Email: James
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PH: (205) 458-5418
PH: (205) 458-5498
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PH: (205) 458-5194

Jim practices in the firms Health Care Practice Group. Jim represents numerous hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, and medical device manufacturers throughout Alabama and the Southeast.

Jim also represents home health and hospice agencies, chiropractors, nurses and other health care providers in a variety of matters. His experience includes litigation of Stark, Anti-kickback, and False Claims violations.

Jim has represented countless hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care licensees before administrative tribunals, as well as representing hospitals with their health care compliance programs, Certificate of Need issues, medical staff credentialing, responding to alleged EMTALA violations, Medicare appeals, audits, recoupments and sanctions, HIPAA privacy and security matters, as well as other health law disputes. Jim frequently lectures on the requirements imposed by HIPAA and implementing a HIPAA compliance program, and other health care compliance issues for various continuing education seminars.

Jim is a Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer and has been named one of the Best Lawyers In America, He...

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  • Represented a mental health provider in a qui tam/false claims lawsuit alleging, among other allegations, violation of the false claims act as a result of the provider's alleged improper use of "incident to" services.
  • Represented physician practices in a qui tam/false claims lawsuit alleging a violation of the false claims act as a result of the practice's improper use of "incident to" services.
  • Represented numerous physician practices in multiple Office of Inspector General ("OIG") investigations related to the use of and billing for qualitative drug screen testing.
  • Represented a hospital against a false claims and anti-kickback investigation conducted by the OIG and U. S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama that led to the government closing its investigation without action against the hospital.