Jeffrey W. Dickstein

As an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Mr. Dickstein investigated and prosecuted numerous Medicare fraud cases against hospitals, health systems and doctors. He has been recognized for his work by several awards, including one from the US Justice Department for a whistleblower case involving 500 hospitals.

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.

A 'true example of the best and the brightest attracted to public service.'

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.

  • “How DOJ Got 500-plus hospitals to settle over cardiac implants” – Modern Healthcare
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund –  Public-Private Partnership Award – 2016
  • Department of Justice – Special Commendation Award – 2015
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