Hooper, Lundy & Bookman announced today that Sven Collins has joined the firm’s Regulatory Department as a partner in its Denver office. A seasoned attorney, whose practice has a particular focus on Medicare and Medicaid payment matters, Collins tries cases before federal and state courts, government tribunals, including the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, and arbitrators. His experience expands and complements the firm’s sophisticated health care litigation practice. He joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was a partner.
Katrina Pagonis, Chair of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s Regulatory Department commented, “Sven is a highly respected regulatory litigator, particularly in the Medicare appeals space, and his success in securing recoveries for hospitals and other providers speaks for itself. Our attorneys are well known for their in-depth knowledge of the complex and rapidly evolving health care market, and Sven’s addition deepens our bench. We’re pleased that our clients will benefit from his creative and strategic thinking.”
For more than a decade, Collins has represented hospitals and other health care providers on complex reimbursement appeals seeking additional payment under Medicare. His work has resulted in several multi-million-dollar recoveries for his clients and case decisions that have led to significant changes in Medicare payment policy.
Commenting on his move to the firm, Collins said, “I was drawn to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman because of the firm’s reputation, collaborative approach, and incredible depth and breadth of expertise in representing hospitals and providers. The healthcare regulatory space is ever-changing, and the firm’s lawyers share my dedication to providing tailored advice and practical guidance to meet clients’ business objectives.”
Bob Roth, Chair of the firm’s Medicare & Medicaid Appeals Work Group said, “Sven is one of the premier Medicare payment lawyers in the country whose expertise and experience aligns perfectly with the sophisticated, industry-leading reimbursement work that we do every day. I have known Sven for many years and am thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”
Sven is a frequent speaker at legal and trade association events, and presents in-house training on health care reimbursement related topics. In fact, Sven is speaking today on the topic, “How Much Deference Does CMS Get These Days?” at the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) 2021 Institute on Medicare & Medicaid Payment Issues.