Megan McGovern is a member of the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice in Dentons' Washington, DC, office. Her practice focuses on health care fraud and abuse, compliance and reimbursement matters.
Megan advises a wide range of health care organizations on regulatory issues arising under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and under health care fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims laws. She also assists health care clients during government investigations and litigation matters, and works to develop, implement and monitor health care fraud and abuse corporate compliance programs.
She received a Masters of Science in Health Care Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University, where her capstone project focused on the volatility and endogeneity of the current Medicare Wage Index and the potential impact of MedPAC proposed alternatives.
Honors and Awards
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- Excellence in Health Law Award
- Community Service Award
- CALI Leader for the Future Award in Healthcare Business Transactions
- Author, "Treble What? Calculating the Federal Government's 'Damages' under the Civil False Claims Act," Journal of Health Care Compliance, July – August 2013
- Co-author, "The Stark Law: A Call for More Accuracy and Less Zealous Advocacy," Journal of Health Care Compliance, November 2012
- Author, "At Last, A Day in Court for 'Non-Providers'," Journal of Health Care Compliance, March 2012
Activities and Affiliations
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association Health Law Division
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
Prior and Present Employment
Megan previously served as a law clerk with Highmark Inc. in Pittsburgh, where she provided legal guidance regarding HIPAA regulations, Medicare Part D contracts, Medicare and Medicaid regulations, physician credentialing and Accountable Care Organizations.
Megan returns to Dentons after serving with the firm as a summer associate while in law school and as a health care regulatory and government enforcement specialist prior to law school.