简介

Steve Lokensgard leverages over 30 years of legal experience to advise health care clients on regulatory compliance issues, investigations and transactions. He is the firm’s authority on Medicare billing compliance and reimbursement issues, and he regularly advises clients on provider enrollment and licensing issues. He has also developed special expertise in digital health and pharmacy issues. And he has drafted and negotiated professional service agreements for cardiology, pathology, anesthesiology and other specialty providers. As a former compliance officer, he counsels clients on building and sustaining effective compliance programs.

Health Care Regulatory Compliance

Steve provides advice to a wide variety of health care entities, from solo practitioners to pharmacy chains, large integrated delivery systems and Medicare Advantage plans.

Steve’s expertise includes the following topics:
  • Compliance programs, audits and investigations related to fraud and abuse issues, including the False Claims Act, HIPAA, Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. 
  • Reimbursement and billing compliance issues, including those related to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.
  • Investigations involving billing compliance issues, drug diversions, and other fraud and abuse issues
  • Telemedicine.
  • Pharmacy and telepharmacy issues.
  • Indian Health Law and self-governance compact issues.
  • Critical Access Hospital issues including Method II billing and 340B Program issues.
  • Licensing standards.
  • Patient privacy compliance, including privacy breach audits and investigations.
  • Physician transaction documents and negotiations, including professional services agreements (PSAs) between hospitals and physicians.
  • Drug compounding, drug diversions.
  • Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Assisted Living Facilities and Home Health issues.

Past Experience

After starting his legal career in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Steve served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Minnesota. More recently, he was in-house counsel and chief compliance officer for a large regional health care system.

资质

执业资格

Minnesota

出庭资格

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

教育

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction (1987)

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. distinguished military graduate (1985)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Compounding Update and the Nurse’s Role
    ASORN Annual Meeting, October 2016
  • Paying People for Being Good: Wellness Reward and Incentive Law
    HCCA Regional Conference, September 2016
  • Doubling Down on Compliance: Working With Your Board to Maximize the Win!
    HCCA Compliance Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2016
  • Telehealth Issues
    Minnesota Society of Hospital Risk Managers, Annual Conference, September 2015
  • History of Compliance
    UnitedHealthcare “Order of the Rock” Training, September 2015
  • Bosnia Legal Issues
    34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division Officers Association, April 2015
  • Beyond Health Care Reform
    Frequent Contributor, Legal and Regulatory Impact of Health Care Reform Blog, www.FaegreBD.com, 2014-present
  • 96-Hour Physician Certification Requirement for Critical Access Hospitals
    Minnesota Hospital Association, August 2014
  • New Non-Standard Modes of Deliver
    Health Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, June 2014
  • Federal Health Care Policy Update
    Residential Eating Disorders Consortium Annual Meeting, September 2013
  • Is Your Tribe Ready for the Affordable Care Act?
    Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference, September 2013
  • Compliance in Joint Ventures and Physician Transactions
    CCH Compliance Officer's Manual, 2013

领导力和社区

市民活动

  • St. Mary’s Health Clinics — Board of Directors, 2015-present
  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church — Benevolence Committee, 2010-16
  • Hennepin Health Foundation — Gala Planning Committee 2014-15
  • Minnesota Army National Guard — Staff Judge Advocate, 1994-2010

荣誉

  • Acritas — Star Lawyer, 2018
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015, 2017
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