Karen S. Lovitch Esq.

Mintz Lebin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Lovitch, Karen S.

Karen Lovitch is the Practice Leader of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg BNA's Medicare Report. She counsels health care clients on regulatory, transactional, and operational issues, including Medicare coverage and reimbursement, the development and implementation of health care compliance programs, and licensure and certification matters. In addition, Karen advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements and sales and marketing practices. Her experience includes matters related to the anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, state statutes prohibiting kickbacks and self-referrals, and the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Ms. Lovitch applies her compliance and regulatory experience in transactional as well as litigation contexts. In addition to counseling health care entities on regulatory matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, she has successfully defended clients subject to state and federal surveys, Medicare and Medicaid overpayment and reimbursement appeals, and state licensure proceedings. She also represents clients subject to state and federal investigations alleging violation of the anti-kickback statute, the federal False Claims Act, and other state and federal laws.

Ms. Lovitch also specializes in the representation of laboratories and diagnostics companies. She regularly counsels on compliance with CLIA and state laboratory licensure laws, federal and state limitations on billing for diagnostic services, and legal restrictions on sales and marketing activities. She has served as regulatory counsel in a number of mergers and acquisitions involving laboratories and diagnostics companies.

Ms. Lovitch received her B.A., summa cum laude, from West Virginia University, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from American University.