Courtney counsels and represents clients in government and commercial payer audits and other payer disputes, payment suspensions, and enrollment revocations, false claims act investigations and related proceedings, including CID responses. She represents clients before the Department of Health and Human Services, Civil Remedies Division related to appeals, revocations or payment suspensions. She also assists clients with various regulatory issues, including compliance with direct to consumer laws and regulations and compliance with exclusion agreements.
Courtney also counsels and represents clients in business and commercial litigation and litigation-related matters. Her practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a broad array of cases including business torts, breaches of contract, lender liability, trade secrets, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant disputes, and intellectual property disputes.
Courtney assists on various employment-based immigration petitions and related adjustment of status petitions.
Prior to joining the firm, Courtney served as a staff attorney for the Public International Law and Policy Group from 2006 to 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. She worked with legislators and the Federal Supreme Court advising senior ranking officials on drafting implementing legislation, amending current legislation and amending the Constitution.
Courtney received an M.A. from American University, School of International Service, in 2004. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law in 2003, and a B.A. from James Madison University in 1997.
Admissions - Court
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Admissions - State
- District of Columbia
- American University, School of International Service
- American University, Washington College of Law
- James Madison University
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- 2017-2018 AHLA Leadership Development Program, Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group
- 2018-2019 AHLA Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group, Social Media Coordinator
Public Service and Volunteerism
- Volunteer, Big Dog Ranch Rescue
- Volunteer, Boca Raton Rugby Football Club – Men’s team
UPDATE: Texas District Court issues preliminary injunction preventing CMS from recouping overpayments until an ALJ has heard and rendered a decision
Texas District Court issues temporary injunction preventing CMS from recouping overpayments
Federal and commercial payor medical record requests are important – Don’t dismiss them!
Medicare claims for outpatient physical therapy services often fail to comply with requirements
CMS finalizes coverage for Next Generation Sequencing tests for patients with advanced cancer
2018 maximum charges for copies of medical records in Michigan
New OIG report recommends Medicare contractors recover more than $66M in improper payments
CMS’s Targeted Probe and Educate (“TPE”) Program – Get Counsel Involved Early!
UPDATE: Labs may rely on ordering physician’s determination that a test is medically necessary
Referral sources may be a protected legitimate business interest in Florida
Labs have independent duty to certify tests billed to Medicare are medically necessary
2017 update on maximum charges for copies of medical records in Illinois
2017 update on maximum charges for copies of medical records in Michigan
2017 update on maximum charges for copies of medical records in Florida
CMS completely revamps Medicaid Program Integrity Manual
Medicare enrollment can be denied due to outstanding overpayments
CMS wins temporary reprieve in battle to solve appeal backlog
Employing foreign physicians and researchers during the Trump years
The impact of "Buy American and Hire American" Executive Order No. 13788
3 federal fraud and abuse laws explained
60 Day Rule: Avoid reverse false claims liability
Medicare appeals process
ALJ Delays: Appellants win latest battle against CMS
3 recent decisions affecting businesses seeking to enforce restrictive covenants
Best practices for effective electronic communication
- "New DOJ Task Force Centralizes the Federal Government's Fight Against Opioids" American Health Lawyers Association Bulletin, March 2018
- "Why are Medical Record Requests So Important?" Florida Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, Winter 2017
- Opioids and the Law: Trends in Federal and State Enforcement Initiatives | Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- Clinical Laboratories and Payer Scrutiny | Wednesday, February 7, 2018
- International Expert/Panelist, “Federal Supreme Court,” United Nations Multi-Part Dialogue on “Mapping out a New Federal Judicial System for Iraq,” Cairo, Egypt, January 2007
- Presenter, “Sovereignty, Self-Determination & Terrorism,” International Law Students Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2003
- Participant in International Roundtable on Comparative Analysis of American Law and Russian Law, The Russian Federation, June 2001