Posted on October 19, 2015 in Biographies
Written by: David B. Honig
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
1425 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Ritu Kaur Cooper is a shareholder in Hall Render’s health counsel section. Her practice consists of representing health care providers such as hospitals, health systems, laboratories, and medical device companies in False Claims Act litigation, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on fraud and abuse and compliance as well as internal and government investigations. Ritu also serves as General Counsel for Capital Clinical Integrated Network, a care coordination entity providing the D.C. Medicaid population with care coordination services.
- The George Washington University, B.A., with honors – 2000
- Syracuse University, J.D., cum laude – 2003
- Saint Louis University, LL.M. in Health Law – 2005
Admitted to Bar
- New Jersey – 2003
- Pennsylvania – 2003
- District of Columbia – 2004
- Missouri – 2005
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey – 2003
- Supreme Court of the United States – 2010
- American Health Lawyers Association – Vice-Chair of Research and Website for the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
- National Bar Association
- Washington Bar Association
- South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC – President-Elect
- Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Representative FCA cases
United States ex rel. Clausen v. Laboratory Corporation of America, Represented Laboratory Corporation of America, Inc., a nationwide provider of health care diagnostic testing services in a qui tam action alleging that the laboratory billed the state Medicaid programs in violation of the state Medicaid regulatory rules and violated the Anti-Kickback Statute through its discounting practices.
United States ex rel. Fry v. Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Represented The Christ Hospital, one of several defendants, in a False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice, in which the government alleged that the manner the hospital staffed its reading panel for noninterventional cardiology tests was in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The case settled in May 2010.
United States ex rel. Kite v. Raritan Bay Medical Center. Represented Raritan Bay Medical Center in a qui tam lawsuit that alleged the hospital defrauded Medicare by inflating its reimbursement claims to obtain “outlier payments.”
United States ex rel. Kite v. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Represented in a qui tam lawsuit that alleged the hospital defrauded Medicare by inflating its reimbursement claims to obtain “outlier payments.”
United States ex rel. Reilly v. North Broward Hospital District. Represented Broward Health in a qui tam action where a community orthopedic surgeon alleged that the hospital paid in excess of fair market value to employed physicians in part, for their referrals to Broward Health hospitals and clinics. This case settled in September 2015.
United States v. Spectrum Comprehensive Care, Inc. (SCCI). Represented SCCI, a long term care hospital system in two False Claims Act cases; one brought by the Department of Justice and the other brought by five qui tam relators regarding independent contractor physician financial relationships and billing procedures. Both cases settled in Spring 2007.
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws, The Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual, March 2016.
False Claims Act and Qui Tam Suits, The Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual, March 2016.
Fraud & Abuse Update, South Asian Bar Association, Washington, D.C. Health Law Section Dinner Series, Washington, D.C. (November 2, 2015).
Intermountain Healthcare Settlement of $25.5 Million Stems from “Technical” Stark Law Violations, April 2013.
Intro to Fraud & Abuse, St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (March 22, 2012).
False Claims Act and Qui Tam Suits, Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual, June 2010.
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws, Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual, June 2010.