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Arthur E. Peabody, Jr.

Of Counsel


Northeastern University, B.A., cum laude, 1969

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1972

Bar Admissions

  • 1973, Massachusetts
  • 2002, Virginia
  • 1983, Washington, D.C. 

Arthur E. Peabody, Jr. focuses his practice on Medicare payment and reimbursement for hospitals and other providers. Arthur brings a unique perspective to Medicare reimbursement as a result of his knowledge of the Medicare cost reporting and reimbursement, understanding of both provider and government interests, and his skills as a trial lawyer – a rare combination. He has substantial experience is all aspects of the Medicare reimbursement process, from the preparation of cost reports to the litigation of appeals.

Arthur has over 15 years of experience litigating Medicare cost report appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB), representing both providers and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). In these capacities, he addressed most of legal issues in the Medicare reimbursement arena, resolved numerous cases resulting in the payment of millions of dollars to providers, and gained the ability to evaluate Medicare reimbursement issues from the perspective of providers, MACs, and the government. Arthur assist hospitals in developing effective strategies to ensure providers obtain all the Medicare reimbursement to which they are entitled.

Previously, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria) and as a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Justice Department where he held high level executive positions in the Civil Rights Division.  

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Arthur handled a broad array of complex civil litigation in federal court proceedings representing federal government agencies. He also initiated affirmative litigation and supervised investigations, including health care fraud actions brought under the False Claims Act and other federal regulatory provisions.

In the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, Arthur served for many years as the Chief of the Special Litigation Section where he led the nationwide federal enforcement program for persons with disabilities, institutionalized persons, and other persons in need. In this capacity, he traveled to 46 states and appeared in 34 different federal district courts , and negotiated settlements with Governors and State Attorneys General.

Arthur received commendations from three Attorneys General for his contributions to the Department’s civil rights enforcement program, as well as numerous awards and commendations from federal agencies, including recognition for an initiative to “clean up” deficient Virginia nursing homes. He earned his J.D. degree from the Cornell Law School, graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Northeastern University, Boston, and is a member of the Massachusetts, Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair, Healthcare Committee
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Healthcare Mediators and Arbitrators
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Virginia/District of Columbia Chapter, Health Finance Management Association
  • American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Mediator, United States Courts for the District of Columbia  
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