• Robert A. Hussar

    Counsel
    Healthcare Industry
    rhussar@manatt.com
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    Albany
    Direct: 518.431.6730
    General: 518.431.6700
    Fax: 518.431.6767

    Education

    Union College, M.S., Health Systems Management, 2000.

     

    Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1996.

      

    Union College, B.A., Economics and Psychology, 1993.

    Bar Admissions
    New York
    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements

    Profile

    Robert Hussar has over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors, providing advice and strategic direction on Medicare, Medicaid and other payer regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues.  He counsels providers, boards of directors and other healthcare stakeholders on the development and implementation of compliance programs, performs compliance due diligence and effectiveness reviews, provides interim compliance services, conducts internal investigations, and provides representation for Medicare and Medicaid regulatory matters, including self-disclosures, audit defense, and settlement negotiations.

    Mr. Hussar previously served as the First Deputy for the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), where his role included strategic planning and leadership for New York's $50 billion Medicaid program.  He was directly responsible for the implementation of mandatory provider compliance plans and corporate integrity agreements, and he chaired provider advisory committees focused on compliance guidance, self-disclosures and OMIG's audit processes. 

    Most recently Mr. Hussar was a Senior Manager with a global accounting and consulting firm, where he focused on the design, implementation and improvement of provider and payer compliance programs and state program integrity units.  Prior to his service with OMIG, he was the Compliance Officer at Northeast Health, where he led the oversight and facilitation of systemwide compliance efforts for the health system and its approximately 15 affiliates, including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, physician practices, a durable medical equipment provider and a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

     

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Publications

    Mr. Hussar is regularly called upon to provide commentary and to author articles on various compliance, fraud, waste and abuse issues for leading industry publications, including coauthoring two chapters for CCH's Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual.

     

    Memberships & Activities

    Board of Directors, certified in healthcare compliance, Health Care Compliance Association.

    Treasurer, Health Law Section, New York State Bar Association.
    Co-Chair, Reimbursement, Enforcement and Compliance Committee.

    Advisory Board, CCH's Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual.

    Member, American Health Lawyers Association.

     

    Speaking Engagements

    Mr. Hussar has lectured extensively on a variety of compliance and fraud, waste and abuse initiatives for many prominent conferences and industry associations, including the Health Care Compliance Association, New York State Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association of Medicaid Program Integrity.  He has also testified before the U.S. Senate's Special Committee on Aging regarding Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the senior community and was an invited participant in the HHS Office of Inspector General and Health Care Compliance Association Roundtable on Hospital Board of Directors' Oversight of Quality of Care, as well as CMS's Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit.