David Vaughn
JD, CPC

Healthcare Attorney, Vaughn & Assoc., L.L.C.

Meet Your Expert

David is one of a limited number of healthcare attorneys in the United States who is also a Certified Professional Coder®, certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders® (“AAPC®”).

David has served on the Legal Advisory Board of the AAPC and has written several coding and compliance books and manuals. He is also a national speaker on the legal implications of billing and coding. He also has a national healthcare law practice, and has represented over 2,000 physicians in approximately 40 states in over 10 physician disciplines. His practice consists of representing providers in federal and state prosecutions, qui tam cases, and Medicare and third-party payer audits. He also conducts audits and provides education to providers.

He graduated from Mississippi College with Special Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) in 1974, graduated from LSU Law School in 1977, and has been a certified coder since 1999.


Training Sessions by David Vaughn

  • Navigating Anti-Kickback legalities is tricky. The scary truth is that the decisions you make every day can lead to Anti-Kickback violations (i.e. lab contracts, referrals, physician directorship contracts, providing free care, rent or lease values, compensation arrangements, forgiven debt, etc.). You would never knowingly make a decision that violated the federal Anti-Kickback statute, the problem […]

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  • Legally, your billing is no longer as simple as sending out an invoice and getting paid for your services. Even simple, honest mistakes in your billing can lead to massive financial penalties. You could even be required to repay reimbursements you’ve previously received, or end up in jail (really). And if you think it can’t […]

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  • If you accept Medicare payments, you are at more risk than ever of being hit with massive financial penalties due to the significant changes to the False Claims Act (FCA). And if you think they don’t affect you, think again. Last year the government exacted enormous settlements from providers related to these exact FCA changes. […]

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