Hillary M. Stemple*
Hillary regularly advises clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. She also advises clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters, including those matters related to implementation of telehealth programs.
As part of her practice, Hillary helps health care clients respond to government subpoenas, address related compliance issues, and negotiate associated settlement agreements and corporate integrity agreements. She also assists clients with drafting, implementing, and evaluating compliance programs. Hillary has counseled clients on all aspects of making voluntary self-disclosures, including the drafting and submission of self-disclosures to the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol and the CMS Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol.
Hillary’s clients include pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, charitable patient assistance organizations, hospitals and health care systems, physician group practices, and companies involved in emerging health care technologies, including telehealth companies.
She also regularly coordinates with the firm’s Government Relations group on federal advocacy efforts before Congress and the US Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of health care clients.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Hillary worked at a Baltimore-based firm where she was an associate in that firm’s Health Law group.
Hillary is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Hillary was recently appointed to the Center for Telehealth & eHealth (CTeL) Legal Resource Team, serving as a subject matter legal expert for the CTeL Board of Directors, staff, and greater telemedicine community.
Publications & Presentations
Hillary's publications include:
- "Telemedicine: A review of the fraud and abuse landscape," Compliance Today (March 7, 2019)
- "Making Stark Self-Disclosures in 2017," BNA's Health Law Reporter (May 4, 2017)
- "OIG's revised exclusion criteria: Reducing the Risk," Compliance Today (October 1, 2016)
- "Ensuring Compliance with CMS 60-Day Overpayment Rule," Law360 (August 15, 2016)
- “Paging Providers: CMS Changes to Stark Law May Help You,” Law360 (July 27, 2015)
Hillary's speaking engagements include:
- Co-speaker, "Telemedicine and Long-Term Care: Reimbursement, Licensure, Informed Consent, Corporate Practice of Medicine," Strafford webinar; June 12, 2019
- Co-Speaker, "Telemedicine Fraud and Abuse Under the Microscope," HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition; February 14, 2019
- "The Long Arm of the Anti-Kickback Statute: How to Ensure Your Telehealth Arrangements Are Compliant," Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Fall Telehealth Summit; December 4, 2018
- Co-Speaker, "Telemedicine is Here! What Your Clients Need to Know," American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference; August 16– 18, 2018 (Denver, CO)
- Co-Speaker, "Fraud and Abuse Under the Microscope," Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Spring Telehealth Summit; June 14, 2018 (Washington, DC)
- Moderator, "In The Driver’s Seat: Leveraging Telehealth," American Telemedicine Association’s 2018 Annual Conference; April 29, 2018 (Chicago, IL)
- Speaker, "The Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule: Overview, Recent Developments, and What It Means for You and Your Clients," The American Bar Association; April 17, 2018 (Webinar)
- Co-Speaker, "Status of the ACA and Provider Compliance Programs," National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE) Meeting; February 20, 2018 (Arlington, VA)
- "The Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule (What it Means for You and Your Clients),” Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA); December 5, 2017 (Webcast)
- Co-Speaker, "The Affordable Care Act: What Now?" Lawline; June 5, 2017 (Webcast)
- Co-Speaker, "Future Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act on the Healthcare Industry," National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE) Meeting; February 21, 2017 (Arlington, Virginia)
- "It’s Here: The Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule (What it Means for You and Your Clients)," The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Annual Meeting & Educational Conference; November 12, 2016 (Dallas, Texas)