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  • Education
    • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1996
    • B.S., Florida State University, 1985

With his wide-range of experience and over 20 years of working in the health care sector, Michael Gennett focuses his practice on state licensing, Medicare and Medicaid compliance and regulatory issues. He represents health care practitioners and providers, including medical practices, medical equipment companies, pharmacies and home health agencies. Michael has successfully defended health care providers in Medicare and Medicaid overpayment appeals, prepayment reviews and other program integrity efforts by government contractors. In addition, he has worked on False Claims Act whistleblower cases and data breaches. He counsels clients on a variety of business issues, including:

  • Drafting contractual arrangements
  • Initial licensing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Fraud and abuse compliance
  • HIPAA privacy and security regulations
  • Regulated state law requirements

Michael served as a past chair of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Certification Committee, a board that oversees the examination process for certifying attorneys as health law specialists. He is currently a member of The Florida Bar Health Law Executive Council, and is Co-Chair of the Health Law Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Medicare and Medicaid Provider Number Revocation Appeals: Represented dozens of physicians, home health agencies and others threatened with revocation of Medicare and Medicaid provider status.

False Claims Act
: Represented Medicare-certified home health agency in defending a False Claims Act suit receiving national publicity.

Licensure Complaints
: Represented everything from physicians to home health agencies and assisted living facilities in investigations by their state licensing boards. 

Medicare Audits: Represented national medical equipment companies in defending against multi-million dollar Medicare audits.

Physician Representation: Represented gastroenterologist in the defense of a charge of substandard care by hospital peer review committee.

Medicare Prepayment: Represented a large orthopaedic physician practice in fending off a Medicare prepayment review.
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Federal and Florida Restrictions on Physicians’ Referrals to Healthcare Entities
Speaker, The Florida Bar, Health Law Section, Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2017
March 3, 2017
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Criminal Liabilities Under HIPAA – Who Knew You Could go to Prison?”
Speaker, Lorman Education Services National Teleconference
March 24, 2009
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HIPAA Privacy Regulations Overview
Speaker, Lorman Education Services Seminar
January 30, 2019