Jacob Harper advises stakeholders across the healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems, large physician group practices, practice management companies, hospices, chain pharmacies, manufacturers, and private equity clients, on an array of healthcare regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. His practice focuses on compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters, self-disclosures to and negotiations with OIG and CMS, internal investigations, provider mergers and acquisitions, and appeals before the PRRB, OMHA, and the Medicare Appeals Council.
Jake assists his clients in navigating Medicare, Medicaid, and state law requirements, as well as resolving issues with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He also negotiates corporate integrity agreements and counsels clients on other OIG issues, including exclusions, civil monetary penalties, and voluntary self-disclosures. Jake has assisted many clients in developing and enhancing effective compliance programs and providing external perspective into potential compliance concerns. Jake regularly represents clients before federal and state agencies on overpayment recoupment efforts, sanctions, and healthcare permitting/licensure questions. In addition, Jake advises hospitals, telehealth companies, and other industry stakeholders on the evolving regulatory, licensing, and reimbursement issues surrounding the practice of telemedicine.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Jake served as a law clerk at OIG and as a senior litigation paralegal at a national healthcare law firm, where he focused on fraud, abuse, and reimbursement matters. He is also a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist through the American Medical Billing Association.
While attending law school, Jake was editor-in-chief of the Health Law & Policy Brief and the business and marketing editor for the American University Business Law Review.
Recognized, “Ones to Watch,” Health Care Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Recommended, Industry focus: Healthcare: service providers The Legal 500 US (2021)
Associates to Watch, Healthcare, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2021)
Named, Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2021)
Enforcement Committee, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association
Social Media Committee, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association