Thomas S. Crane Esq.

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Crane, Thomas

Tom Crane, a Member of in the firm's Boston and Washington, D.C., offices, is nationally recognized for his experience with fraud and abuse, and serves as a member of Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Crane advises national and local clients on structuring complex strategic affiliation arrangements and transactions to comply with the applicable fraud and abuse laws as well as the variety of other regulatory requirements to meet today’s health reform challenges.

His work in defending clients against anti-kickback, Stark Law, false claims, and whistle-blower allegations includes litigation, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).

In addition to his fraud and abuse defense work, Mr. Crane advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements and sales and marketing practices. Here, he focuses on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse compliance and reimbursement issues and related laws, including the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act, ‘meaningful use’ of EHR technology, under arrangement and provider-based rules, and OIG issues. Mr. Crane has implemented and audited comprehensive corporate compliance programs for clients in various health care sectors.

He became nationally known for his work on the anti-kickback statute during his tenure at the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and gained recognition as a prosecutor in the Hanlester Network joint venture case and as the principal author of the 1991 safe harbor regulations.

Mr. Crane received his B.A. from Harvard University, his M.H.A. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Antioch College.