Rebekah Plowman focuses her practice on civil false claims act litigation brought by federal and state governmental agencies and whistleblowers, as well as other government enforcement actions involving OIG civil monetary penalties and exclusion actions and state AGs and MFCUs. Her False Claims Act and qui tam experience includes all types of billing, coding, and medical necessity cases, as well as kickbacks, quality of care, and worthless services cases. She also defends providers in government audits and appeals, including ZPICs, MACs, and state fraud units, and before The Joint Commission.
Rebekah provides extensive advice on health care regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse analysis, compliance program development and implementation, and corporate governance issues involving compliance, including with corporate integrity agreements (CIAs). She also conducts due diligence reviews associated with health care company acquisitions.
Rebekah has represented hospitals and health systems, hospice, home health and other post-acute care providers, diagnostic imaging, ambulance and other suppliers, device manufacturers, private investors, and other institutions that invest in or support the health care industry.
Rebekah is a former registered nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Indiana University Medical Center. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, where she served as chair of the Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group and currently serves on the Dispute Resolution Service Council.
Rebekah has written and spoken extensively on health care litigation, fraud and abuse issues, and the Affordable Care Act.
Pediatric Services of America defends against false claims allegations
Foreign hospital appeals negative accreditation decision
Hospital system defends against investigation into fraudulent billing
Honors & Distinctions
Listed as a leading health care lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America (2016), Georgia Super Lawyers (2012-2015), Guide to the Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers (2010), and Chambers USA (2010-2015)
Selected as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite (2012)
Selected as one of the Outstanding Fraud and Compliance Lawyers by Nightingale's Healthcare News (2008)