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Nightingale's Healthcare News Names Kathleen M. Stratton An "Outstanding Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Lawyer"

Washington, D.C. – June 3, 2008: Kathleen M. Stratton, counsel in Crowell & Moring LLP's Health Care Group, has been recognized as one of 12 "Outstanding Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Lawyers" in the May 2008 issue of Nightingale's Healthcare News. The honor recognizes exceptional lawyers practicing in healthcare fraud and compliance matters nationwide. Nightingale's Healthcare News is a monthly newsletter for professionals serving the healthcare industry, healthcare executives, and others.

The report states that Stratton is the outside healthcare regulatory compliance counsel for a national durable medical equipment supplier and a large specialty pharmaceutical supplier. In addition, it highlights her work as the team lead that serves as the Independent Review Organization for one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit management companies under the terms of an agreement entered into with the Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG).

Stratton focuses her practice in the health care field, primarily in the areas of reimbursement and health care regulation. She has extensive experience representing clients in matters related to reimbursement, including fraud and abuse, Medicare compliance and certification generally, and a variety of other third-party billing and reimbursement matters. She has also been involved in a significant number of administrative proceedings involving certificates of need, hospital licensure, and Medicare appeals. Over the last several years, Stratton has represented general and specialty hospitals, academic medical centers, home health/home infusion agencies, durable medical equipment suppliers, ambulatory surgery centers, magnetic resonance imaging centers, radiation therapy centers, and physician groups.

Additional Crowell & Moring lawyers that have been recognized by Nightingale's Healthcare News include:

  • 2003 Outstanding Healthcare Litigator - David W. O'Brien
  • 2004 Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyers - Robert (Bob) L. Roth
  • 2004 Outstanding Hospital Lawyer - John T. Brennan Jr.
  • 2005 Outstanding Hospital Lawyer - Arthur N. Lerner
  • 2006 Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer - Arthur N. Lerner
  • 2006 Outstanding Healthcare Litigator - Robert (Bob) L. Roth
  • 2006 Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers - Michael W. Paddock
  • 2007 Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer - Arthur N. Lerner

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 400 lawyers practicing in health care, litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's lawyers regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in California, New York, London, and Brussels.

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