Biography

Health care providers and health care companies targeted in government investigations and civil litigation, especially those companies facing allegations under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), seek Jonah Retzinger for his counsel and comprehensive analysis of complex legal problems. 

Recognizing that health industry participants operate in a dynamic sector, where the “rules of the game” are often a morass, Jonah conducts in-depth regulatory reviews, implements creative litigation management plans, and works with tailored teams of attorneys and subject-matter experts to advance client positions. Whether he is engaging a government agency, preparing a dispositive motion in federal court in a qui tam matter, or navigating revenue cycle management considerations, Jonah is praised by clients for his commitment to the craft, his resourcefulness, and his methodological approach to novel and multidimensional issues.

In addition to his FCA and litigation practice, Jonah advises physician practice management organizations, medical groups, health systems, hospitals, and other providers and suppliers on understanding and adapting to their changing legal environment.

A thought leader in the space, Jonah’s recent efforts have focused on the federal No Surprises Act, which contains balance billing and surprise billing prohibitions and created a negotiation and independent dispute resolution process for provider-payor rate disputes, as well as recent regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), which limit the issuance and use of sub-regulatory guidance documents. 

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Jonah clerked for the HHS Office of Counsel to the Inspector General.

Experience

  • Secured complete dismissals or partial dismissals, and negotiated resolutions in multiple consumer class action lawsuits brought against a physician practice management organization and affiliated medical groups alleging various theories of liability based on unreasonable charges for physician services.
  • Negotiated a resolution without the imposition of integrity obligations in an FCA qui tam matter brought against a Medicare Advantage organization alleging noncompliance with federal regulations regarding oversight of first-tier vendors.
  • Secured the complete dismissal of an FCA qui tam matter brought against a national administrator of wound healing centers alleging noncompliance with federal regulations regarding the billing and supervision of wound care services.
Education
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
  • College of William and Mary (B.B.A., 2008)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Health Lawyers Association