Susan Baldwin Hendrix focuses her practice on healthcare investigations, litigation and regulatory compliance. Ms. Hendrix provides compliance advice with respect to healthcare regulations and guidance, in particular related to Medicare and Medicaid, and with respect to healthcare-related company policies and agreements.
Ms. Hendrix counsels clients on complex criminal and civil litigation, as well as state administrative proceedings challenging Medicaid overpayments and administrative penalties. Ms. Hendrix has extensive experience defending clients against lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act, as well as defending clients against government investigations involving alleged healthcare fraud. Ms. Hendrix has defended clients against investigations brought by the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices around the country. Ms. Hendrix has regularly handled companies’ responses to subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and requests for production of documents.
- Advise on state law compliance issues related to home healthcare and behavioral healthcare
- Perform due diligence related to health care matters in merger/acquisition context
- Represented national home health care provider in civil False Claims Act and criminal investigation, resulting in Deferred Prosecution Agreement, civil settlement agreements with the United States and multiple states, and Corporate Integrity Agreement
- U.S. ex rel. Woodruff v. Hawaii Pacific Health, 560 F. Supp. 2d 988 (D. Haw. May 2, 2008), aff’d 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26769 (9th Cir. Dec. 13, 2010): Successful defense of qui tam action against hospital alleging hospital billing claims submitted to Hawaii Medicaid were fraudulent because they implied that procedures were performed or supervised by physicians when, in fact, they were performed by nurse practitioners. In granting summary judgment for the hospital, the court also rejected the allegation that the nurse practitioners lacked the appropriate license. The Ninth Circuit later affirmed summary judgment in favor of hospital.
- U.S. ex rel. Lockyer v. Hawaii Pacific Health, 490 F. Supp. 2d 1062 (D. Haw. 2007), aff’d 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 19499 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2009): Successful defense of qui tam action against hospital alleging fraudulent billing for chemotherapy under Medicare’s “incident to” rules. The Ninth Circuit later affirmed summary judgment in favor of hospital.
Represent provider in appealing revocation of Medicare billing privileges
Provide legal advice regarding Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics/Orthotics & Supplies
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Health Law Association
News, Events & Insights
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Washington and Lee University, B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Patton Boggs LLP, Of Counsel
- Shaw Pittman, Associate
Areas of Practice
- District of Columbia