Summer Swallow focuses her practice on providing legal services to the healthcare industry. Her practice is concentrated on fraud, abuse and enforcement matters. Additionally, she has experience providing regulatory and compliance advice to health industry clients, including hospitals and hospital systems, physicians and physician group practices and dialysis providers.
Summer has represented clients in enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General and state Attorney General's Office, including matters related to Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance, prohibited referrals, corporate oversight and exclusions from federal and state healthcare programs and other false claims allegations. She counsels clients regarding corporate compliance matters, including assisting and advising clients on internal investigations, self-disclosing potential violations and repayment issues.
Summer has assisted clients on Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental reimbursement and coverage matters. She also has experience in payment disputes and recovery activities involving commercial payors. Summer regularly handles state licensing matters and assists clients with enrollment in governmental payment programs throughout the United States.
In addition, Summer has extensive experience in the field of commercial health-related real estate transactions, including representation of large healthcare companies with respect to their commercial real estate portfolios across the United States.
While in law school, Summer was a member of the Health Law Journal and interned with the Harris County District Attorney's office and the First Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Summer worked for State Senator Kyle Janek, current Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner, as a University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute Fellow during the 80th legislative session.
Summer is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American and Houston Bar Associations.
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