Paul Cirel has represented individual and institutional healthcare clients for more than 30 years in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies and other governmental authorities. Mr. Cirel also provides ongoing guidance regarding developments in health law and regulatory compliance to individual providers, practice groups, clinics, and hospitals.
A partner at the firm, Mr. Cirel represents healthcare clients facing fraud and abuse investigations; civil and criminal false claims and anti-kickback prosecutions in state and federal courts; governmental and other third-party payor audits; and disciplinary and other administrative agency proceedings. His individual clients include physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, practice managers, and other medical professionals. Mr. Cirel’s institutional clients include healthcare corporations, hospitals, medical device companies, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical clinics, drug testing laboratories, and adult day health providers.
Healthcare professionals frequently seek Mr. Cirel’s counsel when they are involved in proceedings before the Board of Registration in Medicine and other professional licensing authorities. He also advises both physicians and medical staffs in hospital-based peer-review proceedings. Healthcare institutions and providers seek his guidance for a variety of commercial and regulatory matters, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party administrator audits.
Prior to private practice, Mr. Cirel served as Senior Trial Counsel and Deputy Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.