Christopher Keough

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Chris Keough is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington D.C. where his practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance. Mr. Keough regularly represents hospitals in reimbursement litigation involving payments for disproportionate share hospitals (DSH), the calculation of prospective payment system rates, payments for graduate medical education (GME) costs and other reimbursement issues. He has served as lead counsel in several of the largest reimbursement disputes in the history of the Medicare program, often prevailing on issues of first impression.

Mr. Keough also represents clients in administrative, civil and criminal actions involving alleged false claims or fraud and abuse in federal health programs. The remainder of his practice consists of counseling with regard to federal health regulatory matters.

He has been recognized among the nation’s leading health lawyers in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Mr. Keough is a member of Law360’s 2013 health editorial advisory board and a former member of the advisory board of the Bureau of National Affairs Medicare Reporter. He is active in a number of health care and legal organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association (VA/DC Chapter) and American Bar Association.

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