Walter Taché focuses his practice on the health care industry, working with hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, 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. He serves as a "go-to" counsel for one of the largest healthcare companies in the country.
In the regulatory and operational practice, Mr. Taché advises clients regarding issues such as Health Information Privacy, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA), medical staff issues, physician discipline, credentialing, peer review, and other medical review committee functions.
In advising clients on Health Information Privacy, Mr. Taché not only assists them with preemptive measures such as implementing best practices, but also assists with investigations of data breaches, reporting to governmental agencies, referring suspected data theft to law enforcement for investigation and possible prosecution, and defending against civil claims brought by affected individuals.
In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Taché handles False Claims Act, qui tam, and other whistleblower matters, as well 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, including 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.