Gary W. Eiland

Gary Eiland

has built a practice focused on providing legal services to the health care industry over the past 30 years. He is experienced in the special regulatory and organizational problems of academic medical centers and other healthcare providers, with a particular focus on clinical research and regulatory compliance, False Claims Act investigations and defense, self-disclosures, pursuit of OIG Advisory Opinions, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment issues (including Medicaid UPL programs), and structuring healthcare business transactions, affiliations, and other contractual relationships.

Mr. Eiland has earned national recognition for his work, including being rated as one of the top healthcare lawyers in the state of Texas by Chambers USA, which described him as “second to none” in the field, and has been featured as one of five “Go-To/Top Notch Lawyers” in health law in the Texas Lawyer’s “Go-To Guide.” Legal Media Group’s publication Best of the Best U.S.A. 2007, 2009 and 2011 included him in a list of 25 top healthcare lawyers in the country and he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for greater than 20 years. Mr. Eiland has been selected three times for Nightingale’s Healthcare News list of “Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Lawyers” and was a Charter Member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Health Law Exam Commission during 2002 - 2005. He is also a recipient of the American Health Lawyers Association's prestigious David J. Greenburg Award for career-long contributions to the Association.

Activities and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas: Chair, Health Law Section (1991-1992); Charter Member, Health Law Exam Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2002-2005); Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

American Health Lawyers Association: Past President; Recipient of the David J. Greenburg Award for career-long contributions to the Association (2005)

Healthcare Financial Management Association: Member, Compliance Officers Forum Advisory Council (2000-2002); Recipient of HFMA Medal of Honor (1999); Chapter Liaison Representative, Region 9 (1994-1995); President, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (1992-1993)

Publications

“Academic Medical Centers - Compliance Challenges,” Health Law Handbook, West, 2009 (co-author and chapter editor)

“Gainsharing in Orthopedics: Passing Fancy or Wave of the Future?” J Bone Journal of the Bone and Joint Surgery, 2007 (co-author)

“Research Institutions Under Scrutiny- Reimbursement, Compliance Issues, and the False Claims Act,” Aspen Publishers' Reimbursement Advisor, October 2005

“Medicare Parts A, B and C,” Fundamentals of Health Law: American Health Lawyers, 3rd ed. 2002

Recent Presentations

HCCA Research Compliance Conference, “Clinical Research Enforcement Initiatives and False Claims Act Update Relevant to Academic Medical Centers” June 2012

University of Texas Health Law Conference, “Government Enforcement Panel;” Moderator for panel discussion with Sean McKenna, AUSA Northern District of Texas, Andrew Bobb, AUSA Southern District of Texas, and Susan Miller, Office of Attorney General of Texas April 15, 2011

University of Texas Health Law Conference, “Stark Law Self-Disclosure Protocol and Recent Developments;” Moderator for panel discussion with Donna S. Clark and Debbi M. Johnstone April 15, 2011

AHLA Physicians and Physician Organizations and Hospitals and Health System Law Institutes, “Government Investigations and False Claims Act Compliance: New Requirement and New Challenges for Providers” February 9-11, 2011

AHLA Academic Medical Centers, “Clinical Research Enforcement Initiatives and False Claims Act Update Relevant to Academic Medical Centers” January 27-28, 2011

AICPA Healthcare Conference, “False Claims Act and Enforcement Initiatives Update” November 11-12, 2010

Louisiana HFMA, “False Claims Act and Enforcement Update” August 23, 2010

TSCPA Advanced Health Care Conference, “False Claims Act and Enforcement Update” July 27, 2010

King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable, “Enhanced Fraud & Abuse Liability and Compliance Challenges” May 7, 2010

HCCA Research Compliance Conference, “Case Studies in Clinical Research Fraud Enforcement” April 22, 2010

SCCE Conference for Effective Compliance Systems in Higher Education, “Clinical Research Enforcement Initiatives and False Claims Act Update Relevant to Academic Medical Centers” April 22, 2010

AHLA Hospitals & Health Systems, “What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About the Revised False Claims Act” February 25, 2010

AHLA Academic Medical Centers, “Clinical Research Enforcement Initiatives and False Claims Act Update Relevant to Academic Medical Centers” January 22, 2010

TSCPA Advanced Health Care Conference, “Federal Compliance and Enforcement Update” July 15, 2009

HCCA Compliance Institute, “False Claims Act Enforcement Initiatives and Update;” Panel discussion with Whitney Schmidt, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, and L.T. Lafferty, Fowler White Boggs P.A. April 29, 2009

University of Texas Health Law Conference, “Enforcement and Compliance, Including Self-Disclosure Issues;” Panel discussion with James Sheehan, New York State Medicaid Inspector General, and Gregory Luce, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP April 17, 2009

AHLA Medicare & Medicaid, “Government Investigations and Enforcement Update” March 25, 2009

AHLA Hospitals & Health Systems, “Government Investigations and False Claims Act Update” February 11, 2009

AHLA Academic Medical Centers, “Clinical Research Enforcement Initiatives & False Claims Act Update Relevant to Academic Medical Centers” January 29, 2009

King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable, “Current Legal Issues in Clinical Research” January 15, 2009

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Healthcare Industry , 2) Academic Medical Centers , 3) Crisis Management , 4) Crisis Management: Healthcare , 5) False Claims Act / Qui Tam Whistleblower , 6) RAC & MIC Audits and Appeals , 7) Clinical Research Compliance , 8) FDA & Life Sciences and 9) Health Govt Investigations
Law School J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Education B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Bar Member / Association State bar of Texas
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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