About Gregory Lindquist

Gregory Lindquist practices as part of Caplan and Earnest's Health Law section with a focus on civil health care fraud and abuse and regulatory compliance. His expertise is concentrated in assisting clients with matters arising under federal and state False Claims Acts, federal civil monetary penalties laws, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

Corporate Integrity Agreement Highlights Individual Accountability within Health Care Organizations

A physician-owned chain of family medicine clinics located in and around Columbia, South Carolina, Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, LLC (“FMC”), has agreed to pay the United States $1.56 million, and its principal owner and former chief executive officer, Dr. Stephen F. Serbin, and its former Laboratory Director, Victoria Serbin, have agreed to pay $443,000, to resolve a False [...]

By |2017-11-08T10:10:41-07:00October 13, 2017|

Lance Armstrong, the False Claims Act and $100 Million

If you had told me five years ago that someday a qui tam case would be filed against Lance Armstrong for his use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) while a member of the United States Postal Service (USPS) professional cycling team, and that the case would provide insight into the government’s theories of liability under the False Claims Act (FCA), [...]

By |2017-03-17T09:11:47-07:00March 17, 2017|

Internal Investigations in Healthcare — Conducting an Internal Investigation (Part Two)

In the first part of this series regarding internal investigations, we discussed (1) the need to assess whether to conduct an internal investigation, and (2) if an internal investigation is appropriate, how to best prepare for the investigation. Our second part in this series covers the following: How to conduct the investigation; How to develop a corrective action plan; and [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:19-07:00August 25, 2016|

Internal Investigations in Healthcare—Assessing the Extent of the Misconduct and Preparing for an Internal Investigation

Misconduct in healthcare settings – whether accidental or through intentional and fraudulent action – can have significant consequences for the individuals and organizations involved. Criminal, civil, and administrative liability may be on the line, and an internal investigation of the misconduct may not only be required by corporate policy, but also by federal or state law.  Consequently, it is imperative [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:20-07:00June 23, 2016|

DOJ Formalizes Focus on Corporate Wrongdoing in ‘Yates Memorandum’

Before I left the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (“OIG”) in late 2013, the Federal government’s focus on holding corporate officials accountable for fraud was already in the making. So it was not with any great surprise that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), through U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, formalized its [...]

By |2017-03-14T15:36:15-07:00November 11, 2015|

With Stakes High, an Effective Compliance Program Is Essential from Top to Bottom

While an understanding of organizational compliance and oversight is the responsibility of the members of a health care organization’s management team, each member of an organization also must understand his or her personal compliance responsibilities and potential individual liability for failure to comply with the law.  It is well established that a healthcare organization’s management team and the boards that [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:38-07:00June 5, 2015|