Ms. Bolen is a nationally recognized expert with 30+years cumulative experience and training as an attorney and regulatory compliance consultant in pain management, addiction treatment recovery, and clinical laboratory. For nearly 14 years, Ms. Bolen served the US Department of Justice in the role of Assistant US Attorney and handled healthcare fraud cases.
Ms. Bolen is recognized as a national legal expert on compliance and risk management related to controlled medications and drug testing. She frequently audits clinical laboratories and medical practices with the goal of improving controlled substance prescribing and the documentation of prescribing rationale, data-driven use of drug testing in patient treatment plans, structure and documentation of controlled substance and patient risk management practices, laboratory billing and coding, and overall medical necessity documentation. She regularly finds expert witnesses for attorneys and their clients for cases involving allegations of inappropriate prescribing and false claims associated with clinical laboratory testing. She also periodically serves as expert legal counsel to assist other attorneys and their clients in litigation involving these topics and others.
Ms. Bolen also specializes in laboratory C-suite team operations (business strategy and marketing practices) and risk mitigation; laboratory coding and reimbursement; laboratory and medical practice audit and regulatory response to government and licensing board investigations and litigation. She works with both physician office and independent clinical laboratories. She consults with private equity firms and performs due diligence for them on financial matters related to pain management and clinical laboratory assets.
Ms. Bolen has no disclosures.