Michelle Fountain is an associate director within the Disputes and Investigations Commercial Litigation Practice. For more than 20 years, Michelle's work has supported counsel and their clients in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, forensic accounting audits, litigation support, regulatory/compliance matters and credentialing/contract management. Her experience has spanned a variety of healthcare organizations, including large for-profit health systems, Academic Medical Centers, county healthcare systems, home health and long-term care organizations as well as sleep centers and retail audiology clinics.
Michelle's investigative/analytical experience encompasses both healthcare and non-healthcare related matters and includes review of Graduate Medical Education programs, cases involving Medic aid fraud in the areas of home health care agencies, physicians and clinics, Florida's Inland Protection Trust Fund, and a general fund deficit for a county school district.
Selected engagement experiences include assisting in:
- Investigation of General Fund Deficit – County School District: Retained by the audit committee for a county school district to conduct a forensic accounting investigation to determine what caused a multi-million dollar deficit in their general fund.
- Managed Care Multi-District Litigation: Served as on-site coordinator for a regional team in a nation-wide litigation case involving a large Managed Care Organization involved in multi-district litigation.
- Breach of Contract – Long Term Care: Performed detailed testing of the plaintiff’s expert’s damages model assumptions in an alleged breach of contract matter involving 132 skilled nursing facilities over an eight year period.
- Compliance Risk Assessment: Conducted an overall compliance risk assessment for a large network of retail audiology clinics. Evaluated the compliance structure both at the corporate level and across the network to ensure compliance in every retail audiology clinic across the country.
- Investigation of Florida Medicaid Program: Assisted the Office of Statewide Prosecution with a three-year investigation of the Florida Medicaid program. Identified trends in patient visits, services provided, geographic locations and the realistic capability of providers to perform the services billed.