Tony Maida counsels health care and life sciences clients on government investigations, regulatory compliance and compliance program development. Having served as a government official, Tony has extensive experience in health care fraud and abuse and compliance issues, including the federal and state Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws and Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment rules. Tony is a practice area leader for the Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance practice.
He represents clients in False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam matters, government audits, civil monetary penalty and exclusion investigations, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspension, and revocation actions, negotiating and implementing corporate integrity agreements, and making government self-disclosures. Tony also draws on his background in government investigations to assist clients in evaluating, developing and implementing corporate compliance programs.
Tony previously served as deputy chief of the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), where he represented the agency on investigating FCA and civil monetary penalty cases, negotiating and monitoring corporate integrity agreements, and defending exclusion appeals. While serving at HHS, Tony was a principal author of the OIG’s current Self-Disclosure Protocol. He also has advised CMS on policy issues, including the Medicare Overpayment Rule and the creation of the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol.
Tony represents a wide variety of clients, including
- Hospitals and health systems
- Professional services organizations and physician practice management companies, such as anesthesia, dentistry, dermatology, emergency medicine, oncology, primary care, radiology and wellness practices
- Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors
- Long-term care, home health, hospice and other post/sub-acute providers
- Pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers
- Dialysis providers
- Ambulance companies
- Health plans
- Electronic health records and revenue cycle management vendors
- Investors and other financial institutions that invest in and/or support the health care and life science industries
Tony writes and speaks frequently on health care regulatory topics and has lectured on health care fraud and abuse issues at Boston University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law.
Prior to his government service, Tony represented hospitals and physician practices on health care regulatory and corporate compliance issues. During law school, Tony was the editor of the 2001 Symposium issues of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.
- Defends health care entities in government investigations and related FCA cases
- Assists health care entities in conducting internal investigations and making self-disclosures to the HHS OIG concerning Anti-Kickback Statute/Stark, Medicare billing and employing excluded person issues
- Defends health care entities in HHS OIG civil monetary penalty and exclusion investigations
- Advises entities on implementing their corporate integrity agreements
- Advises private equity and strategic investors in assessing compliance programs and controls for numerous target companies, including pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals, ambulance companies, health plans and laboratories
- Defends home health agencies, radiology practices, laboratories, ambulance companies, and independent diagnostic testing facilities in appealing CMS suspension and revocation actions
- Chambers USA 2021 – 2022
- The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2023
- Office of the Inspector General, Bronze Medal for Outstanding Employee of the Year 2011
- American Health Law Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Vice Chair of Membership, 2018 to present; Lead Coordinator Education Committee, 2012-2014
Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2001
Fordham University, BA, magna cum laude, 1998
Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts