Walter Taché focuses his practice on the health care industry, working with hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, other health care facilities and physician practices, assisting with regulatory and operational issues, civil litigation, and governmental and internal investigations.
Mr. Taché's clients include over 50 different hospitals and other health care facilities within the State of Florida. He serves as a "go-to" counsel for one of the largest hospital chains in the country.
In the regulatory and operational practice, Mr. Taché advises clients regarding issues such as Health Information Privacy, The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA), medical staff issues, physician discipline, disruptive behavior, impaired practitioner investigations, credentialing, peer review, and other medical review committee functions.
In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Taché handles employment and whistleblower suits, False Claims Act and qui tam matters, and all manner of commercial and civil disputes relating to health care providers. Mr. Taché has litigated extensively concerning the discoverability and admissibility of records of medical review committees and boards. Mr. Taché has litigated extensively concerning the scope and reach of Florida's constitutional provision entitled "Patients' Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents" commonly referred to as "Amendment 7."
Mr. Taché also assists clients in fraud prevention, detection and compliance matters. His practice includes reviewing transactions and practices of health care providers and facilities regarding allegations of kickbacks, fee splitting, balance billing and medical upcoding. He represents health care facilities and individuals involving suspected health care fraud and abuse issues.