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Dec 9 Webinar Info


What Business Practices will get you Investigated: Hot Button Issues for the Department of Justice

December 9, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

 The DME industry is being hit with the “perfect storm” of challenges: (i) competitive Bidding; (ii) stringent documentation requirements; (iii) post payment audits; and (iv) prepayment reviews. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General are becoming much more aggressive in bringing investigations against DME suppliers.  It is essential for suppliers to understand what business practices the government is focusing on to ensure that their own practices are fully compliant.  The presenter has represented numerous health care entities including dozens of DME suppliers in governmental investigations and will discuss how these investigations often get started and what suppliers can do in an effort to avoid them. 



Registration Information:


 $89.00 per company for Members

$125.00 per company for Non-Members

Each company can have unlimited attendees for this webinar.


Bradley Howard, Esq.
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Bradley W. Howard is a litigator with an emphasis in employment, health, commercial, and transportation law. After seven years of practicing law in Albuquerque, he returned to his hometown of Amarillo in 1998 to join Brown & Fortunato, P.C. Brad has earned the respect of clients by representing them with his cost-effective, timely, and effective approach to litigation. Brad began his work as a trial attorney in Albuquerque. For two years he focused on commercial litigation at Hinkle, Cox, Eaton, Coffield & Hensley. He then joined Burg & Eldredge, P.C., where he prepared and tried cases involving employment, products liability, personal injury, and transportation law. Brad handled numerous bench and jury trials, and represented clients in New Mexico and throughout the United States.

At Brown & Fortunato, P.C., Brad continues his work in civil litigation, focusing on employment, health, commercial, and transportation law. Brad is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents major corporations, professional service firms, pharmacies, hospitals, insurance companies, and trucking companies with employment matters, and has tried numerous FLSA, discrimination and employment contract cases. He also counsels employers on contracts, terminations and employee handbook issues. Brad also handles litigation involving trucking accidents, significant personal injury, business disputes, and commercial matters. Brad handles governmental investigations and litigation involving health care providers including DME companies, pharmacies, and hospitals. Brad's record as a litigator is excellent, and it includes several verdicts in favor of the firm's defense clients, with nominal or no recovery for the plaintiffs.

Brad is active in many trade organizations. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections of the Texas and New Mexico Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Amarillo Area Bar Association, where he served as the Secretary and Treasurer from 2000-2003. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the American Health Lawyers Association, and Panhandle Human Resources Association.

Brad grew up in Amarillo and considers it home. After graduation from Tascosa High School, Brad enrolled at Texas Tech University, where he studied English. He was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society and the President of the Russian Club. He received his B.A. in 1988, graduating summa cum laude. After college, Brad continued his education at the University of Texas School of Law. He wrote for the American Journal of Criminal Law and enjoyed success in mock trial. He received his J.D. in 1991 and is admitted to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.