Selina Coleman

Sr. Associate

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Selina Coleman

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 662 4536

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Selina practices healthcare law at the Washington, D.C. office of Norton Rose Fulbright.  Focusing on regulatory and litigation matters, Selina provides guidance on compliance questions related to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, government investigations of Medicare or Medicaid billing, self-disclosures related to fraud-and-abuse laws, and appeals related to administrative reimbursement. Her clients include hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical-device manufacturers, and national retail pharmacy chains.  Selina also serves as the Steering Committee Co-Chair for the Health Law Section of the D.C. Bar.

Before joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Selina clerked for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

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  • Education

    2008 – J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
    2005 – B.A., summa cum laude, English, The College of William & Mary

    At the College of William & Mary, Selina was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Selina served on the articles board of the Journal of Social Policy and the Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

    Selina is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.

  • Representative experience
    • Advises manufacturers on reporting interactions with physicians and hospitals under the federal "Sunshine Act" and state sunshine acts
    • Assists health companies with compliance questions related to federal and state self-referral laws and anti-kickback acts
    • Advises pharmacies on compliance questions, including responses to state average acquisition cost surveys
    • Assists health companies with revising policies and procedures in response to emerging rules, laws, guidelines, and standards
    • Represents hospitals and health systems in administrative reimbursement cases
    • Represents a healthcare company in an internal investigation and regulatory disclosures related to misbranding of a medical device
    • Represents a national retail pharmacy in responding to a state subpoenas investigating drug referral practices
    • Represents hospitals and health systems in compliance and fraud-and-abuse matters
    • Represents national retail pharmacies in investigating the effect of pharmacy discount programs on usual and customary pricing
    • Represents hospitals and health systems in government investigations and self-disclosures
    • Represented national retail pharmacies in False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuits alleging overbilling of Medicaid claims
    • Assisted health companies with due diligence on issues arising under the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Act
    • Prepared voluntary disclosures of potential Stark Law violations using CMS's Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol and the OIG's Self-Disclosure Protocol
    • Assisted a hospital-management company in defending and resolving a False Claims Act lawsuit involving the care provided by a behavioral health facility
    • Developed, in collaboration with the Polaris Project, the inaugural guide to aid federal prosecutors and lawyers in maximizing restitution available to trafficking victims
  • Professional activities
    • American Society for Pharmacy Law
    • Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
    • District of Columbia Bar Association (Health Law Section)
      • Co-Chair of Steering Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Chair of the Programs Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Professional honors
    • Rising Star - Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (2013)
  • Speaking engagements
    • Presenter, "Quality of Care, Compliance, and the False Claims Act," National Symposium on Quality and Compliance, Philadelphia Metro Area, PA (June 10, 2014)
    • Co-Presenter, "Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act," D.C. Bar Health Law Section, Audioconference (April 15, 2014)
    • Co-Presenter, "Pharmacy Compliance," Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Annual Compliance Institute, San Diego, CA (April 2, 1014)
    • Presenter, "Impact of the Sunshine Act on Device Investigator-Initiated Studies & Physician Payments," Raleigh, NC (February 10, 2014)
    • Presenter, "Internal Investigations," Health Ethics Trust, Certification Intensive Course, Jacksonville, FL (January 27, 2014)
    • Co-Presenter, "Internal Investigations: Considerations for the Compliance Office," Health Ethics Trust, Best Compliance Practices Forum, Arlington, VA  (October 21, 2013)
    • Presenter, "Pharmacy Compliance," American Bar Association's National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Miami, FL (May 16, 2013)
    • Co-presenter, "Shedding Light on the Final Rule of the Sunshine Act," Health Ethics Trust, Audioconference (April 24, 2013)
    • Presenter, "Disclosures: Reporting and Returning Overpayments," Health Ethics Trust, Executive Certification Course (March 19, 2013)
    • Co-presenter, "What You Need to Know About the Sunshine Act," Health Ethics Trust, Best Compliance Practices Forum, Alexandria, VA (October 22, 2012)
  • Publications
    • Co-author, "Donor Risks With Charity Patient Assistant Programs," Law360.com, June 5, 2014
    • Co-author, "OIG Charity-Program Guidance Recognizes Fraud Risks," Health Law Update, May 22, 2014
    • Author, "OIG Proposes to Broaden Scope of Exclusion Authority and Allow for Subpoenas," Health Law Update, May 13, 2014
    • Author, "OIG Terminates Opinion, Finding $1 Changes in Discounts May Induce Improper Referrals," Health Law Update, April 16, 2014
    • Author, "DSH-Payment-Calculation Rule Properly Vacated, but No Recalculation Yet," Health Law Update, April 9, 2014
    • Author, "CMS Seeks Comments on Burdens of Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol," Health Law Update, March 20, 2014
    • Co-author, "CMS Delays Data Submission at Least 30 Days," Health Law Update, February 19, 2014
    • Co-author, "CMS Offers New Resources and Guidance on Two-Phase Approach to Sunshine Act Reporting," Norton Rose Fulbright - Sunshine Act forecast, February 2014
    • "OIG Report Finds MACs Failed to Meet 26 Percent of Reviewed Quality-Assurance Standards," Health Law Update, January 21, 2014
    • Co-author, "DOJ Recovers &2.6 Billion from Healthcare False Claims Cases in FY 2013," Health Law Update, January 13, 2014
    • Author, "OIG Seeks Input on Safe Harbors & Special Fraud Alerts," Health Law Update, January 13, 2014
    • Author, "OIG Finds That Equipment Donation to City May Trigger Kickback Sanctions," Health Law Update, December 9, 2013
    • Co-author, "New Data Submission Resources Available for Sunshine Act Reporting," Norton Rose Fulbright - Sunshine Act forecast, November 4, 2013
    • Author, "Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General About Level of Specificity Required for Allegations of False Claims," Health Law Update, October 15, 2013
    • Author, "OIG Reports Rise in Medicare First-Level Appeals but Drop in Success Rates," Health Law Update, October 9, 2013
    • Author,"OIG Reports $7.7 Million Overpaid to Hospitals for Ventilator Services; CMS Plans Further Review," Health Law Update, September 30, 2013
    • Author,"OIG Finds $425 Million Paid for Questionable Diabetes Test Claims; CMS Plans to Recoup Overpayments," Washington Healthcare Update, September 3, 2013
    • Co-author, "Industry user guide released," Norton Rose Fulbright - Sunshine Act forecast, August, 19, 2013
    • Co-author, "CMS publishes new Sunshine Act resources", Norton Rose Fulbright - Sunshine Act forecast, August, 8, 2013
    • Co-author, "The Sunshine Act's international reach," Norton Rose Fulbright - Sunshine Act forecast, July 3, 2013
    • Co-author with Benjamin Koplin, "CMS Hosts a National Provider Call Relating to the Open Payments Program," Sunshine Alert, May 22, 2013
    • Co-author with Benjamin Koplin, "Request for Comments; Data Templates and Teaching Hospital List Available," Fulbright's Sunshine Act Task Force, May 3, 2013
    • Co-author with Benjamin Koplin, "FAQs Released for Sunshine Act," Sunshine Forecast, April 12, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "The Other Side of the Sunshine Act: Reporting Ownership & Investment Interests," Sunshine Forecast, March 21, 2013
    • "$4.2 billion recovered through health fraud enforcement," International Law Office, March 4, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Reporting 'Indirect Payments' Under the Sunshine Act: A Closer Look," Sunshine Act Forecast, March 4, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Tracking Payments: How Should Manufacturers Allocate Food and Beverages,?" Sunshine Act Forecast, February 13, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Highlights of the Sunshine Act's Final Rule Part 1: Key Changes and Clarifications," Sunshine Act Forecast, February 4, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Still No Sunshine," Sunshine Forecast, January 11, 2013
    • Co-author with Lesley Reynolds, "The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: Where Are We Now?", Law360.com, January 10, 2013
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Department Of Health And Human Services Submits Sunshine Act Rules to OMB for Review," "Sunshine" Alert, November 30, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Massachusetts Posts Final Rules on 'Modest Meals' and Reporting Requirements," "Sunshine" Forecast, November 29, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Reporting Under The Sunshine Act: Still In The Dark," Law360.com, Oct. 4, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "How Will Physicians/Teaching Hospitals Review the Collected Data and Resolve Disputes?," Fulbright's Sunshine Act Task Force, August 29, 2012
    • "Olympus Announces Possible Act Violations in Doctor Training Programme," International Law Office, August 28, 2012
    • Co-author with Frederick Robinson, "HHS Has Power to Exclude Corporate Officers; Must Justify 12-Year Ban," Fulbright Briefing, July 31, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Challenges to Reporting Physician Ownership and Investment Interests," Fulbright's Sunshine Act Task Force, May 7, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "CMS Delays Final Rulemaking Until Later This Year; Will Not Require Data Collection or Reporting Until 2013," Fulbright Alert, May 4, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Who Reports Transfers of Value?," Fulbright's Sunshine Act Task Force, April 30, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "Industry Continues to Await Sunshine Act's Final Rules," Fulbright's Sunshine Act Task Force, April 23, 2012
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "CMS Publishes Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations to the Sunshine Act," Fulbright Alert, December 15, 2011
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "CMS Responds to Letters on Missed Deadline for Sunshine Act; Avoids Promising Release Date for Overdue Regulations," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, November 3, 2011
    • Co-author with Jeffrey Layne and Benjamin Koplin, "CMS Misses Sunshine Act Deadline; Industry Awaits CMS Comment, Regulations," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, October 5, 2011
    • Co-author with Lara Parkin, "E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances: What Do You Have to Do?," Compliance Today, November 2010
    • Regular Contributor, "Washington Fulbright Health Care Update," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Update
    • Co-author with Thomas L. Hafemeister, "Lean on Me: A Physician's Fiduciary Duty to Disclose an Emergent Medical Risk to the Patient," Washington University Law Review, July 2009
  • Licenses
    • Washington D.C. Bar License
    • Virginia State Bar License