Asher Funk’s practice is dedicated to advising health care organizations about fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and regulatory compliance matters. His clients span the health care industry and include hospitals and health systems, post-acute providers, pharmacies and durable medical equipment suppliers.
Asher routinely defends health care providers facing investigations and government enforcement actions under the False Claims Act. Asher has assisted clients in avoiding intervention by the Department Justice, obtaining dismissal of qui tam lawsuits during litigation, and when necessary, guiding clients in reaching settlements with the government.
Based on his desire to help clients avoid an investigation or litigation prior to initiation, Asher provides comprehensive advice to clients regarding compliance with the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and legal issues related to quality of care, medical necessity, billing, and reimbursement. A substantial portion of Asher’s practice is dedicated to assisting health care organizations with self-disclosures to Medicare contractors, the HHS/OIG, CMS, and the Department of Justice.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Asher gained experience with False Claims Act litigation through his representation of whistleblowers in qui tam cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, federal grant, and government contracts fraud. This experience allows him to provide clients with unique perspective when navigating the complex issues that frequently arise in False Claims Act cases.