Frank Sheeder focuses his practice on health care enforcement defense and compliance. He has defended clients against civil and criminal fraud allegations brought by federal and state government agencies and other hostile third-party litigants—especially whistleblowers—for more than 28 years. Frank represents clients facing government enforcement initiatives, complex health care litigation and regulatory compliance matters.
Frank has advised clients from virtually all segments of the health care industry, such as health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, physician groups, device manufacturers, long-term-care providers, home health agencies, pharmacies, laboratories and allied health professionals. Those cases generally involve Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and other federally funded health care programs. He also has defended putative class actions and civil cases involving parallel criminal proceedings. Frank has been counsel of record in more than 30 criminal cases in federal district court.
Chambers USA has recognized Frank repeatedly, noting that “his extensive work spans the entire nation” and he “maintains a very strong reputation.” Frank was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009 and named to the Texas Super Lawyers list in every year since 2006. Frank is a prolific speaker and the author of the treatise, Corporate Governance and Compliance for Healthcare.
Areas of Concentration
- Health Care
- Government & Internal Investigations
- Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional – Health Care Certification Board
- Private Helicopter Pilot – Federal Aviation Administration
HHS-OIG and DOJ Investigations — Represented a large health system in several investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services–Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The investigations were resolved favorably.
Billing Dispute — Represented a hospital in a dispute with former third-party billing and management companies related to alleged improprieties by those companies.
Qui Tam Action — Represented a children’s hospital in a qui tam action brought by a medical device salesperson alleging improper billing to federal health care programs.
Physicians Group Representation — Represented a physician group in its defense against a health insurer alleging that certain services were medically unnecessary and therefore not reimbursable.
State and Federal Administrative, Civil and Criminal Investigations — Represented allied health providers embroiled in parallel state and federal administrative, civil and criminal investigations into alleged billing for medically unnecessary services.