Jeffrey W. Dickstein
Jeffrey Dickstein brings more than 30 years of healthcare litigation experience – most recently as an Assistant US Attorney for the Department of Justice based in Miami, Florida – to help our whistleblower clients with Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases.
As a leading federal healthcare lawyer with the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida, Mr. Dickstein investigated and prosecuted many Medicare fraud cases against hospitals, health systems and doctors based on qui tam lawsuits filed by whistleblowers.
Mr. Dickstein was awarded the Department of Justice Special Commendation Award in 2015 for “particularly outstanding services” as an Assistant US Attorney.
His healthcare fraud cases were noteworthy not only because they recovered significant financial losses for the Medicare and Medicaid programs but also because they stopped medically unnecessary procedures and prevented significant patient harm.
One of his recent “qui tam” cases resulted in more than $250 million in settlements with nearly 500 hospitals in 43 states. That case concerned whistleblower allegations that hundreds of hospitals implanted cardiac devices, known as implantable cardioverter defibrillators, too soon after heart attacks or heart surgery.
Highlighting his exemplary work on that case, a nonprofit whistleblowers’ organization awarded him its “Public-Private Partnership Award” for 2016, recognizing the highly successful collaboration between the Department of Justice and the whistleblower team.
Mr. Dickstein also settled one of the largest False Claims Act cases brought against an individual physician, who allegedly subjected patients to unnecessary CT scans and other imaging studies. In a separate Medicare fraud case, he prosecuted a neurosurgeon who allegedly removed healthy spinal discs in order to obtain larger Medicare reimbursements.
Another one of his Medicare fraud cases involved a hospital performing invasive procedures – including biopsies and colonoscopies – that were medically unnecessary and were alleged to have been performed on nursing home patients solely to increase the hospital’s Medicare payments.
Mr. Dickstein has been described as a “true example of the best and the brightest attracted to public service.” He is a frequent speaker on healthcare fraud topics at conferences for physicians, hospitals, health systems, compliance officers and other healthcare professionals.
Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Dickstein had a successful practice representing patients in medical malpractice cases, both as a partner in a law firm he co-founded and as a solo practitioner. He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and is admitted to the bar in Florida.
Areas of Practice
- Whistleblower / Qui Tam
- Health & Health Care Law
- Florida, 1984
- University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
- J.D. - 1984
- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
- B.S. - 1981
Honors and Awards
- Department of Justice Special Commendation Award
Past Employment Positions
- Department of Justice, Assistant US Attorney, 2005 - 2016
- Jeffrey W. Dickstein PA, Partner, 2004 - 2005
- Kaufman Dickstein & Grunspan PA, Partner, 1984 - 2004