Uniquely Qualified Personnel
FSA provides data analysts, records examiners, financial investigators and various other personnel required by the Department of Justice and other agencies. In addition to these standard labor categories, FSA also provides some unique types of personnel. These include:
- Civil Rights Investigators
- Healthcare Fraud Investigators
- Legal Nurse Consultants
- Paralegals and Attorneys
- Anti-Money Laundering Experts
Qualified Candidates with Security Clearances
FSA understands that good hiring decisions are critical to our success. We take the recruiting process seriously and select only those individuals who meet rigorous security requirements and are motivated to learn, grow, and take pride in a job well done. Our recruitment staff is highly trained and committed to teaming with our customer to provide the most talented resources available. All FSA recruiting and hiring practices are in compliance with EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) standards and within OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance) guidelines.
Prompt Candidate Placement
FSA understands that customers are often faced with needing immediate candidate placement. To meet those needs, FSA maintains a recruitment database of qualified, pre-screened candidates. FSA confidently provides candidates that are eligible to obtain government waivers to start work pending completion of the full security background investigation. FSA also maintains a database of candidates with active Secret and Top Secret Security Clearances, all of whom have been verified by our in-house security department.
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Civil Rights Investigators
We are committed to protecting the civil rights of US citizens, and we employ highly trained civil investigators for that express purpose. Our investigations deal with every aspect of civil rights, including freedom of speech, freedom from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin. We also work on cases that investigate interference with voting rights or any discrimination that limits access to housing or education. Our personnel who provide civil rights support range from Data Analysts to Senior Civil Investigators and include Senior Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, as well as administrative staff.
We work collaboratively with US Attorneys’ Offices in reviewing civil rights complaints to assist in determining which cases the division should pursue. At some locations, FSA is tasked with maintaining all incoming civil rights complaints and acting as a liaison between the Civil Rights Coordinator and complainants. Our employees maintain and track incoming civil rights complaints and evalulate for validity and escaltion. Moreover, our staff investigates civil rights cases and conducts site visits, including conducting facility walk-throughs to ensure that the appropriate disability accommodations are present. FSA Investigators obtain information by observation, through interviews and record reviews and by analyzing medical and financial records as well as other reports. FSA’s trained professionals draft settlement agreements involving healthcare facilities and are responsible for monitoring the terms of the agreement with the medical providers.
Our civil rights investigators participate in case briefings/agency meetings and compile the information needed for investigative packages. They identify and reconcile any inconsistencies in the case data. They conduct interviews and document evidence needed to make recommendations. They assist in litigations at the federal district court level by drafting legal documents including complaints, motion, interrogatories and legal memoranda. FSA provides a full range of civil rights investigative support.
Healthcare Fraud Investigators
FSA provides Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Investigators, who assist in the recovery of government money lost to fraud or other misconduct by health care providers and contractors. These FSA personnel assist the government in making decisions, after thorough review of documents and data pertaining the case has been completed, to pursue or decline qui-tam complaints; assists the government with imposing penalties for violations of federal health, safety, or environmental laws. ACE cases are pursued under the Federal False Claims Act which allows the United States to sue those individuals or organizations who made false or fraudulent claims against the government. Investigations are undertaken with agents from the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), FBI, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal and state agencies. ACE cases can present facts and issues that warrant criminal as well as civil prosecution. Our investigators provide a wide range of services as they:
- Investigate health care providers who overbill the programs for goods and services that were not rendered, are not medically necessary, or are of a substandard quality
- Investigate contractors who provide defective goods or worthless services to Federal agencies or who charge the government for goods and services not deliveredDevelop and investigate qui tam/whistleblower complaints filed under seal
- Participate in relators (complainants) face-to-face interviews
- Prepare questionnaires of issues and allegations notated on the qui tams for discussion with Relators during interviews
- Develop these investigations by analyzing claims data, researching public records, Code of Federal Regulation, the Social Security Act, Georgia Secretary of State, Lexis Nexis database, etc.
- Utilize the Center for Medicaid and Medicare STARS claims database to look up billing patterns for questionable providers or physicians
- Participate in witness interviews.
- Participate in Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) interrogatories
- Build and maintain professional relationships with the different Government and non-Government agencies involved in investigations
- Utilize databases available to store and organize case related documents. Research such databases to identify vital documentation needed for litigation and/or settlements, and
- Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive information in accordance with Federal regulations.
Whether your investigation involves Medicare or Medicaid fraud by healthcare providers or suspected medical fraud by patients, FSA has the personnel who can help build your case, bring the responsible parties to justice and recover lost funds.
Legal Nurse Consultants
Federal agency legal offices often deal with medical cases. Whether the result of a Medicare claim, a “slip and fall” at a government facility, alleged malpractice at a government hospital or an automobile accident involving a federal vehicle, there are a myriad of reasons why a case involving injury, illness or death might come to our clients’ office for action.
In order to decide if a medical claim is legitimate, special expertise is required to examine the medical records and make a determination. That’s where a legal nurse consultant (LNC) comes in.
The primary role of the legal nurse consultant is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on injuries or illness, the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. For over 20 years, legal nurse consultants have acted as collaborators and strategists, offering support in medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters.
FSA is a provider of legal nurse consultants to the federal government. In fact, we are the sole provider (at this time) for legal nurse consultants to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, bringing much needed medical experience to federal attorneys around the country.
FSA understands that the ability to quickly recruit and supply LNCs for these critical cases is essential. In order to ensure that a pool of qualified LNCs are ready when needed by EOUSA, our recruiting team has established a relationship with the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, allowing us to build and maintain a database of qualified candidates, and drill down on any additional specialty areas that may be identified by the AUSA as particular subject of the litigation; for example, a LNC who may have expertise in orthopedics or brain injuries. Regardless of the needed specialty expertise, FSA can provide legal nurse consultants and other healthcare specialists in any location around the country. We stand ready to serve you.
Paralegals and Attorneys
When you are looking for expert legal advice and assistance in a federal, state or local government environment, look no further than FSA. With more than 300 full-time paralegals and more than 50 attorneys, we are uniquely staffed and qualified to assist government agency with their legal and investigative needs.
Our legal teams provide a wide variety of support to state, local and federal government agencies, law enforcement departments and prosecutors. We can provide staff on a full-time, long term basis or on an hourly basis as needed for specific investigations or court cases. Our personnel typically:
- Analyze and compile substantive information on legal subjects;
- Collect, analyze, and evaluate evidence in connection with litigation in close collaboration with the attorney(s) responsible for the case.
- Research, analyze and summarize relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases, and prepares digest of points of law involved and legal documents.
- Utilize a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research case- or program-specific legal matters
- Prepare digests of selected decisions or opinions which incorporate legal references and analyses of precedents involved in areas of well-defined and settled points of law
- Interview potential witnesses and prepares summary interview reports for the attorney’s review
- Participate in conferences, hearings, depositions, interviews and notes possible deficiencies in case materials (e.g. missing documents, conflicting statements) requests further investigation by other agency personnel to correct possible deficiencies or personally conducts limited investigations at the pre-trial stage or in the post judgment stage.
- Prepare and organize trial exhibits, as required.
- Verify citations and legal references on prepared legal documents In the cases where FSA is providing attorneys, our personnel routinely,
- Performs expert legal research and writing on extremely sophisticated legal issues
- Reviews investigative reports from various executive agencies, prepares summaries of those reports, and identifies matters requiring close Department review
- Conducts high-level analysis of facts, evidence, and legal authorities in connection with domestic and international investigations
- Prepares persuasive legal memoranda, motions, and briefs, which synthesize facts, evidence, and legal authorities
- Drafts reports, develops training curricula, and prepares responses to Congressional and citizen correspondence
- Assists in the policy area, analyzing and drafting comments on legislative proposals
- Prepares correspondence for signature of government officials on a variety of complex issues
Additionally, FSA can provide legal personnel with the highest levels of security clearances, who are approved to work on cases which may involve highly sensitive or top secret data related to the security of our nation. We have provided services for highly complex cases which require years of investigation and evaluation. We have legal teams in all 50 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. Contact us today for additional information or to review resumes of our qualified personnel.
Anti-Money Laundering Experts
Another unique area where FSA excels is in providing anti-money laundering experts to our government clients. We currently provide professional services to support the USPS Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Program for the Postal Service and other clients throughout the US and coordinate with agencies investigating money laundering schemes that may extend internationally. Our experts have a full understanding of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986, the Annunzio-Wylie Anti-money Laundering Act, the US Patriot Act of 2001 and other Federal Anti-Money Laundering Statutes. Our services include:
- Conducting initial analysis of transactions involving Postal financial instruments (money order, international wire transfers, and gift cards) that have been flagged as being potentially suspicious to determine if the transactions are suspicious, are not suspicious or need to be referred for more in-depth review following the USPS BSA policies and procedures and industry standards.
- Conducting higher level review of complex potentially suspicious transactions referred by Transaction Analysts performing initial review.
- Performing account holder screening of customer database(s) of specific types of mailing accounts for Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals compliance.
- Developing and maintaining BSA databases to ensure the comprehensive compliance system meets all regulatory requirements.
- Providing expert technical consulting services related to BSA/AMI compliance system.
- Conducting analysis of suspicious reports filed by postal employees to ensure that they meet regulatory quality standards. Identifying reports with errors and following established remediation processes.
- Entering data as necessary into a Postal Service database for further analysis/review by the BSA Compliance Office.
- Assisting with reviews of foreign payout partner operations as required to ensure compliance with United States laws and regulations.
- Reviewing work performance to ensure data integrity and efficiency/effectiveness of analysis and data entry and providing monthly reports to the BSA Compliance Officer.
From financial data analysts to auditors, investigators and transaction analysts, FSA provides a team of experts who can “follow the money trail,” and provide the documentation necessary to make a case for potential prosecution. Attention to detail, patience and perseverance are all elements that we bring to each investigation and are key to stopping career criminals, gangs and terrorists who would otherwise harm our communities. FSA supports the important mission of law enforcement and justice at home and abroad. Let us know how we can help your agency.