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
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
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
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.
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.