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David R. Hoffman is President of David Hoffman & Associates, PC, a national healthcare consulting firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This firm is dedicated to assisting healthcare providers comply with regulatory requirements and ensuring patient safety through legal and clinical compliance. The firm has been consulting with long-term care and assisted living providers in integrating clinical and regulatory issues into an effective compliance program. Mr. Hoffman’s firm has also been retained by government entities to represent them in healthcare related matters.

Mr. Hoffman was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for 12 ½ years. He prosecuted healthcare fraud matters, both civilly and criminally. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hoffman served in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. At the Department, Mr. Hoffman was instrumental in drafting and implementing laws and regulations designed to protect the elderly.

As a prosecutor, Mr. Hoffman successfully brought civil and/or criminal actions against physicians, managed care organizations, nurses, pharmacists, drug manufacturers, personal care home operators, educational institutions, hospitals and nursing homes.

Mr. Hoffman prosecuted 13 cases involving long-term care facilities utilizing the federal civil False Claims Act to address failure of care. These cases, covering thousands of nursing home residents, resulted in Consent Orders and Settlement Agreements mandating, among other requirements, corporate compliance programs that address clinical issues, diabetes monitoring, nutrition and wound care standards, and pain management protocols. As part of all of these settlements, the nursing homes were mandated to be monitored by geriatric nurse practitioners and medical experts as necessary. Mr. Hoffman maintained his involvement in ensuring resident safety by continued oversight of the monitoring project and intervention through court filings when warranted. Mr. Hoffman has also successfully prosecuted failure of care cases in personal care homes and community-based homes for those with developmental disabilities.

In February 2005, Mr. Hoffman resolved allegations against the University of Pennsylvania and Children's National Medical Center and three physician researchers emanating from a gene therapy study that ended with the death of Jesse Gelsinger. This settlement recovered over a million dollars from the institutions and incorporated
systemic changes designed to protect human research participants. Additionally,
significant restrictions were placed on the individual physician researchers. Mr. Hoffman worked closely with representatives of the FDA and NIH in resolving the allegations and
developing the investigators’ restrictions to ensure that all federal interests were addressed.

In 1996 and again in 2001, Mr. Hoffman was awarded the Director's Award from the United States Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys for his work in protecting the elderly from abuse and neglect. He also was awarded the 1999 and 2005 Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Integrity Award.

At the Department of Aging, Mr. Hoffman led the development of regulations governing the implementation of the Older Adults Protective Services Act, the law enacted to protect older adults from abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment. Mr. Hoffman drafted legislation that improved the lives of older adults including guardianship reform legislation, the Family Caregiver Support Act, and the Older Adults Daily Living Centers legislation. Mr. Hoffman provided legal consultation to all Area Agencies on Aging in Pennsylvania regarding federal and state issues.

Before joining the Department of Aging, Mr. Hoffman was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, and also served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica in state and federal court.

Mr. Hoffman is a frequent lecturer for the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. He also has been a Lecturer in Law/Clinical Instructor for Temple University's School of Law (Health Care Fraud Clinical) and has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Villanova University School of Law on health care issues affecting the elderly. He has authored several published articles on quality of care and compliance.

Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.



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March 30, 2014: Hoffman Moderating Panel at Health Care Compliance Association's 18th Annual Compliance Institute >

March 20, 2014: Hoffman Moderating Panel at the Whistleblower Laws in the 21st Century: Greater Rewards, Heightened Risks, Increased Complexity conference >

March 14, 2014: Hoffman Speaking at Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 20th Annual Health Law Institute >

February 20, 2014: Hoffman Speaking at 2014 American Health Lawyers Association's Long Term Care and the Law Conference >

November 19, 2013: Hoffman Lecturing to Nursing Home Administrators >

August 15, 2013: Hoffman Testifies on Alzheimer's Disease and Elder Abuse >

June 20, 2013: Hoffman Presenting at PA Health Care Association (PHCA)/Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Long Term Care Seminar >

June 11, 2013: Hoffman Serving as Panelist at Health and Aging Policy Fellows' Spring Symposium in Washington, DC >

April 20, 2013: Hoffman Leading Panel on Compliance at 2013 HCCA Compliance Institute in Washington, DC >

April 18, 2013: Hoffman Moderating Panel on the Use of Psychotropic Medications in Long-Term Care >

March 12, 2013: Hoffman Co-Presenting Session at 19th Annual PA Bar Health Law Institute >

February 19, 2013: Hoffman Lecturing to Nursing Home Administrators >

October 10, 2012: Hoffman Presenting at PBI's A Day on Health Law >

October 9, 2012: Hoffman Teaching Nursing Home Administrators >

September 22, 2012: Hoffman Presenting at US Oncology Research Annual Community Oncology Research Forum >

June 27, 2012: Hoffman Presenting at LeadingAge PA Annual Conference >

June 15, 2012: Keynote Address at Elder Justice: Protection and Advocacy Conference >

June 14, 2012: Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Presentation at PANAC Association Annual Conference >

May 22, 2012: Hoffman is Keynote Speaker at the William J. Neff Sr. Symposium >

May 8, 2012: Hoffman to Present Keynote Address at Elder Justice: Protection and Advocacy Conference >

April 29-30, 2012: Hoffman Presenting at the HCCA Compliance Institute in Las Vegas >

March 13, 2012: Hoffman Presenting on Medical Necessity at PBI Health Law Institute >

February 21, 2012: Hoffman Educates Nursing Home Administrators >

September 26, 2011: Hoffman Speaking at AHLA Fraud and Compliance Conference >

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Publications

March 2012: Mr. Hoffman co-authored an article titled "PCO Appointment: Whose Facts? The Case for Ombudsman Appointment" which was published in the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal. This article analyzes the determining factors for appointment of a patient care ombudsman when a healthcare facility files for bankruptcy.

September 2011: Mr. Hoffman co-authored an article titled "Medical Necessity Review: Compliance in a New Era of Accountability" which was published in the September 2011 issue of Compliance Today.

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Faculty Appointments

January 2013: Hoffman Appointed As An Adjunct Professor in Temple University's Beasley School of Law >

February 2012: Hoffman to Teach Law Students and Nursing Doctoral Students on Patient Safety >

February 2012: Mr. Hoffman has been appointed Dean's Professor at the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at the University of the Sciences.

August 2008: Mr. Hoffman serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law for the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. >

 
 
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