After a healthcare provider discovers a compliance issue, often a provider is required to report such a breach of federal or state regulation to a governing authority. Medicare and Medicaid both have specific protocols for the voluntary self-disclosure of such a compliance issue. These self-disclosures may assist a provider in avoiding criminal allegations and indictment by being a vehicle for the provider to bring the breach to the attention of the governing authority. These protocols are technical and strict compliance with these protocols is required. The attorneys at Kennedy have assisted many clients in making a successful voluntary self-disclosure.