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Tyler is the Vice Chair of our firm's Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Practice Group. His practice is focused on defending healthcare providers against qui tam lawsuits filed pursuant to the False Claims Act and similar state false claims laws. His experience includes working extensively with the U.S. Department of Justice on qui tam litigation involving pharmaceutical and medical device companies, long term care providers, and a wide variety of government contractors and federal program participants, specifically regarding federal and state drug pricing methodologies and reporting requirements. Since joining Heyl Royster, Tyler has consulted and represented a diverse group of healthcare professionals and entities during all phases of qui tam litigation.
Tyler also regularly advises hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare organizations regarding complex statutory and regulatory matters, including the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. With his unique background in working with federal and state governmental agencies, including CMS, DOJ, and OIG, Tyler has developed a special focus in advising hospitals and other healthcare organizations regarding Medicare and Medicaid compliance, overpayment and reporting issues. From advising healthcare providers that have identified Medicare and/or Medicaid billing issues to developing and drafting CMS and OIG self-disclosures and negotiating resolutions, Tyler has extensive experience representing healthcare clients during all phases of the overpayment and reporting process.
Finally, Tyler concentrates his practice in the area of professional liability where he defends physicians throughout Central Illinois in a broad variety of cases, including obstetrics, internal medical, neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, radiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, surgery, and family medicine. Tyler has assisted in the successful defense of professional liability actions to jury verdict and high-exposure mediations. Tyler has also represented clients and their interests throughout the discovery process and has argued significant motions before trial courts, including summary judgment, dismissal, and final pre-trial in limine motions.
Tyler received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the Journal of Legal Medicine. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Illinois State Bar Association, and Sangamon County Bar Association.