Markus P. Cicka

Attorney Profile

Markus P. Cicka

  • Bar Memberships
    • State Bar of Missouri
    • State Bar of Illinois
    • State Bar of Texas
  • LL.M. (Health Law) Saint Louis University (2009)
  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • B.A. Washington University in St. Louis (1987)

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Markus P. Cicka is a 25-year veteran of health care law who has experience serving as in-house corporate counsel, a corporate and state-based director of compliance, and a private-practice litigator focused on health care matters. Prior to joining Brown & Fortunato, Mark served as the compliance director of Home State Health Plan at Centene Corporation in St. Louis and as the first director of the Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance Unit (Program Integrity) within the Missouri Department of Social Services. He was also a partner in two national law firms.

Mark is a shareholder at Brown & Fortunato. He attracts clients and delivers success stories through his unique combination of experience, creative decision-making and extensive network of health care connections at the federal and state level. He advises a diverse array of organizations including pharmacies, hospices, federally qualified health plans, critical access hospitals, physicians and physician groups, dentists and clinical laboratories. He has experience in creating and implementing corporate compliance programs and investigations, government contractor audits (including RACs, MACs and ZPICs), Medicare regulation, Medicaid regulation, managed care audit and enforcement matters, fraud and abuse issues, internal investigations, voluntary disclosure strategies, HIPAA and privacy matters and managed care arrangements.

Mark is active in many trade organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association and the Missouri Bar Association.

Mark grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1987. Thereafter, Mark continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1991, and his LL.M. in Health Law at Saint Louis University Law School in 2009. Mark is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Texas.

Mark and his wife, Patty, have two children. Mark enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with his family in St. Louis and Atlanta.