Dedicated to representing health professionals.

Laura A. Perkovic

Senior Attorney

Laura is a former health care fraud prosecutor who has extensive experience in health care law, specifically fraud and abuse laws. She actively practices in Idaho, Ohio, and Colorado.

As a former Deputy Attorney General for Idaho’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Special Assistant United States Attorney, Laura has represented the government in both criminal health care fraud prosecutions as well as civil cases under the False Claims Act. She has trained extensively with the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units in criminal and civil health care fraud. She has given presentations to national audiences on topics such as the use of statistical sampling in health care fraud cases, and Anti-Kickback law violations.

In addition to in-depth understanding of health care fraud, Laura has represented physicians in matters before state licensing boards, before the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil rights for HIPAA privacy rule violations, and matters involving physician service contracting.

Laura has hands-on clinical operations experience. As general counsel and member of a medical service organization, Laura revised front-office and back-office operations and trained physicians and their staff on regulatory compliance. A large portion of this business involved transitioning physician practices from paper charts to could-based EHR and practice management systems, and assisting clients in earning maximum EHR meaningful use incentive dollars from CMS. Earlier in her career, she managed an outpatient clinic, during which time she performed every role from patient registration and pre-authorization, to medical assisting, to billing, to hiring and firing, to janitorial services. Laura understands the fast pace, stress, surprises, and complexities of clinical operations.

Laura grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. She worked with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, and taught theater classes in the Cleveland area. She attended the University of Toledo College of Law, where she competed on the Moot Court Trial Advocacy Team, and earned the honor of highest grade in Prosecutor Clinic and Trial Practice.

In her spare time, Laura drives her two teenage competitive ski racer children up and down treacherous mountain roads to practice and compete in USSA races throughout the Mountain West. She is also a ceramic artist, creating both practical pottery on the wheel and wildlife sculptures.


Admitted to Practice

  • Idaho, 2012
  • Ohio, 2000
  • Colorado, 2010
  • Montana, 2009 (inactive)
  • Federal District Court for the District of Idaho, 2012
  • Federal District Court for the District of Montana, 2009  
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2003  

Legal Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 2000

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, B.F.A., 1996

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Publications

  • Humphreys, et. al., Health Care Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions in Idaho, The Advocate, January, 2016, at p. 37.

Presentations

  • Medicaid Fraud, Presenter,  Idaho Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants 2016 Fraud Conference, November 8, 2016, Boise, ID.
  • Concepts in Prosecutorial Ethics, Presenter, Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) U.S.A./Mexico Alliance Partnership Interdisciplinary Exchange for Prosecutors, Investigators and Forensic Experts, April 25, 2016, Boise, ID.
  • A Prosecutor’s Discovery Obligations under the Constitution, the Idaho Criminal Rules, and the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, Presenter, Idaho Attorney General Winter CLE, December 18, 2015, Boise, ID.
  • Dealing with Represented Parties in Criminal Investigations, Presenter, Idaho Attorney General Winter CLE, December 18, 2015, Boise, ID.
  • Statistical Sampling as a Measure of Damages in Health Care Fraud Prosecutions- a Case Study, Co-Presenter, National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units Annual Training, October 8, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
  • Medicare & Medicaid Health Care Fraud Investigations & Prosecutions: The Players and their Authorities, Presenter, Idaho Hospital Association 82nd Annual Convention, October 5, 2015, Sun Valley, ID
  • Idaho Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Health Care Prosecutions in Idaho, Presenter, Boise State University Department of Health Sciences, November 2014, Boise, ID.
  • Idaho Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Health Care Prosecutions in Idaho, Presenter, Idaho State Bar Health Law Section, November, 2014, Boise, ID.
  • Defending Healthcare Fraud: The Criminal, Civil and Administrative Consequences of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Moderator, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE, May 31, 2012, Washington D.C.
  • HIPAA Compliance Training- the Rules and Factual Scenarios, Presenter/Trainer, Frontier Health Information Technology, LLC, 2010-2012, Missoula, MT.