Timothy P. Blanchard is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. A member of the firm’s Health Department, he focuses on health care regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage, billing and payment; fraud and abuse audits and investigations and health care compliance programs; and clinical trials billing and compliance, HIPAA privacy, certification and licensing, and utilization review.
Blanchard frequently speaks and writes on health care reimbursement, regulatory and false claims issues. He has testified before the House Committee on Small Business regarding Medicare coverage and payment policy issues and has addressed Government Accountability Office staff regarding Medicare and Medicaid medical necessity policy issues. He is active in the American Health Lawyers Association and has just completed service on its Board of Directors (2001-2007). Blanchard also chairs AHLA’s Annual Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues. Blanchard is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a member of the editorial review board of Healthcare Financial Management, a member of the editorial Advisory Boards of CCH Healthcare Compliance and CCH Health Care, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for United States Health Care Laws & Rules 2006-2007 (AHLA) and a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Professional Coders.