Judith A. Waltz is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is former co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team and former vice-chair of the Health Care Industry Team. She is also a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practices.
Ms. Waltz has more than 25 years of experience in health care regulatory, reimbursement and compliance issues for virtually all types of health care providers and suppliers. She served as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 12 years before entering private practice. Her government tenure, combined with client-focused private practice, has given her a strong organizational and operational context in which to analyze the issues which face life science clients.
Ms. Waltz regularly advises clients who are the focus of government investigations and other enforcement actions, and has negotiated health care false claims act settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice as well as corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with the Office of Inspector General. For product manufacturers, Ms. Waltz has addressed issues related to coverage, reimbursement, "Sunshine Act" reporting, off-label promotion, pricing (including discounts and rebates), price reporting, and marketing practices. She has experience with the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act (CLIA), including its application to genetic testing laboratories and in various enforcement actions relating to noncompliance with the CLIA regulations. Ms. Waltz has also advised on clinical trials issues including patient consent, reimbursement, and fraud and abuse concerns.
Ms. Waltz was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in life sciences in 2012, and for her work in the area of health care – service providers in 2015. She was named to the 2007 list of Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Lawyers published by Nightingale’s Healthcare News. She was also ranked as one of the top health care attorneys in California by Chambers USA (2009 - 15) where she is described as "the gold standard for issues with CMS" (2015) and “a leader in fraud and abuse” and “a masterful negotiator” (2014).
Ms. Waltz received her B.A., J.D. and M.P.A. degrees from Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor in the School of Business and a teaching assistant in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). She currently serves on the Board of Visitors for Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.
Moving Targets: Strategies to Prepare for Reimbursement Trends and Changes in Payment Policies
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM