Robert Mazer

Adjunct Professor

Senior Counsel, Baker Donelson


(443) 204-5108


(443) 263-7559

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Robert Mazer is Senior Counsel with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell &  Berkowitz.  An experienced health care attorney, he advises health care providers on a broad range of payment and compliance issues and related business arrangements, including hospitals, medical groups, and independent laboratories, most recently concentrating on clinical laboratory and pathology arrangements.  Legal issues about which he provides advice include Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payment rules, the Federal Anti-kickback Statute, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA), the Stark Law, and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).  Mr. Mazer also defends companies facing government investigations and those who are parties to regulatory or payment disputes with a government agency, CMS contractor or private insurer.  Mr. Mazer has significant experience representing hospitals in Medicare payment disputes before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) and in related federal court actions. 

His financial background, including prior service on the AICPA committee that develops the Audit and Accounting Guide for Health Care Organizations, provides Mr. Mazer with a substantial knowledge base regarding accounting principles, cost computations and fair market value determinations.  Mr. Mazer has co-authored compliance manuals related to Medicare fraud and abuse prohibitions, generally, and the Stark Law, specifically.  He has also contributed chapters on legal issues related to clinical laboratory testing and pathology services.  A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Mazer has spoken at conferences sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs, American Health Law Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association.  He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law (2021- 2024).  Mr. Mazer graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1979 where he was research editor of the Maryland Law Review.