Juan C. Santos is a Senior Attorney in Chapman Law Group’s Miami office. In his practice as a health care lawyer, much of his focus concerns advising health care providers on health care compliance matters. This includes handling specific regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters for physicians, DME companies, pharmacies, and facility clients, and advising on putting a health care compliance program together.
His health care compliance law experience includes Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law analysis, TJC/JCAHO (The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ), HIPAA, EMTALA, physician employment agreements, physician practice formation, hospital/physician integration and bylaw revisions, physician reimbursement issues, DEA compliance, telemedicine for physicians, urgent care services compliance, and physician ancillary services.
Juan has been a guest speaker at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference for health care providers and insurance companies, where has discussed current compliance laws for health care.
In addition, Juan has a wealth of experience in representing licensed health care professionals under investigation by the Department of Justice, FBI, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DEA, and Florida’s Office of the Attorney General Statewide Prosecutor and Medicaid Fraud Unit.
Juan represents doctors, nurses, and other licensed health care professionals facing allegations of fraud and abuse. He practices defense of civil, administrative, regulatory, and criminal health care fraud, including:
Prior to joining Chapman Law Group, Juan earned a Master’s in Health Care Law from Loyola University of Chicago — also known as the “Program,” which concentrates on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical and economic aspects of health care delivery in the United States.
While in the Program, Juan joined the Office of the General Counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In his role, he drafted and reviewed business arrangements such as physician contracts, data warehouse agreements, record custodian agreements, organ and tissue procurement agreements, and patient consent forms.
In his undergraduate at Villanova University, Juan was selected to participate as an intern in its prestigious law school clinic. There, he served as an interpreter, interviewing many clients such as Latin immigrants working under inhumane and illegal conditions.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, Juan returned to his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to continue his legal education and become a full-time lawyer. He practiced law for diversified sector of the health care industry, including medical groups, physician-owned companies, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. He provided counseling and representation to clients in structuring complex transactions and making sure each complied with local and federal statutes and regulations.
Juan’s vast knowledge in health care law and his role as a medical compliance lawyer allows him to handle virtually all issues facing the modern health care professional, which makes him a formidable advocate for his clients. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
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