Overview

HunterMaclean’s skilled and experienced health care lawyers can effectively guide your organization through the dynamic and demanding health law landscape, offering comprehensive regulatory, transactional, and litigation services, coordinated with HunterMaclean’s full array of legal professionals, including fraud and abuse, corporate, information technology, tax, employment, real estate, and litigation experts.

Our health care attorneys provide advice and counseling to major health care providers regarding, among other matters: strategic and regulatory counseling, managed care contracting and strategy, negotiation and implementation of contractual and employment arrangements with physicians and other health care providers, establishment of and ongoing operational advice to independent physician associations and physician-hospital organizations, analysis and advice concerning compliance with Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and Stark statutes and regulations, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, development and implementation of strategies to create vertically integrated delivery systems, CON and licensure compliance, and provider consolidation and related mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture transactions.

Our partnership includes a former chairman of the Product Liability Advisory Council, an Assistant U.S. Trustee for the District of Delaware, a former trial attorney with the U.S. Trustee Program in Delaware, former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, former federal judicial law clerks, former attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service, former attorneys in the U.S. Air Force’s and U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, a past chairman of the Admiralty Committee of the American Bar Association’s TIPS section, a former member of the board of directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, past presidents of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, and members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Our attorneys are also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U. S. Tax Court, several federal appellate and district courts, and numerous state courts.

Experience

  • Hospital-physician structures and ventures including integration strategies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and medical office buildings
  • EMTALA obligations
  • Intermediate sanctions/IRC Section 4958 and IRC Section 409A compliance and private inurement/private benefit analysis
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audits and development of tool kits for internal staff use
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement appeals
  • HIPAA (including HITECH) compliance and development of business associate agreements
  • Compliance Program development and effectiveness reviews
  • Strategic and regulatory counseling, fair market value assessments, managed care contracting and strategy, and negotiation and implementation of contractual and employment arrangements with physicians and other health care providers
  • Advice to boards of directors on governance, regulatory risks, fiduciary obligations, and compliance and operational issues
  • Establishment of and ongoing operational advice to independent physician associations and physician-hospital organizations
  • Analysis and advice concerning compliance with Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, False Claims Act, qui tam/whistleblower investigations, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Tax-exempt bond financing and compliance assessments and programs
  • Development and implementation of strategies to create vertically integrated delivery systems
  • Certificate of Need and licensure (including licensed bed) compliance
  • Physician recruitment and retention (including hospital-physician immigration matters)
  • On-call agreements and subsidies
  • Executive compensation and deferred compensation plans (qualified and non-qualified) including ERISA and IRC Section 409A compliance
  • Development of hospital-physician Centers of Excellence
  • Hospital liens
  • Medical residency, graduate medical education, and academic medical center integration
  • Provider consolidation and related mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture transactions

The Firm has been engaged to assist health care clients in the following specific matters:

  • Obtaining a favorable letter ruling from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on a joint collaboration between two competing hospital systems for supply purchasing
  • Representing a major hospital system in U.S. Department of Justice qui tam/whistleblower investigation and settlement involving the False Claims Act, Stark, and the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Successfully negotiating a waiver agreement with the bond insurer for a major hospital system that was in technical default of its tax-exempt bond covenants
  • Obtaining a dismissal of a defendant in a U.S. Department of Justice qui tam/whistleblower action against a health system and members of its medical staff
  • Successful defending a Medicare audit and reducing an alleged overpayment from more than $2M to just over $8,000
  • Obtaining IRS Private Letter Rulings for a major hospital reorganization and a hospital-physician tax-exempt entity
  • Obtaining tax-exempt status for respective cancer, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology entities
  • Negotiating service provider agreements on behalf of plan sponsors for welfare plans and retirement plans (e.g. claims administration services agreement for a self-insured medical plan; investment management agreements for pension plans; consulting agreements for medical plans; investment consulting agreements for 401(k) plan fiduciary committees)
  • Assisting a major hospital system in obtaining reduced penalties assessed by the U.S. Department of Labor for late deposits of employee contributions to 401(k) plan
  • Assisting plan fiduciaries in adoption of fiduciary policies and investment policies for retirement plans
  • Advising ERISA plan administrative committees on determinations of ERISA claims and appeals
  • Serving as hospital counsel for tax-exempt bond financings
  • Organizing and structuring a hospital-based ambulatory surgery center
  • $300M agreement whereby electronic medical record (EMR) technology is supplied to regional health care providers
  • $80M expansion of a software license, and establishment of a hosted services arrangement, for an EMR system on behalf of a large integrated health care delivery network in the Midwest
  • $68M software licensing and implementation services agreement for EMR system of a complex, multi-hospital health system
  • $67M licensing and implementation of health information system of major health care vendor for multi-entity academic hospital medical center
  • $35M licensing and implementation of health information system of major vendor by large private hospital system
  • $29M licensing and implementation of health information system of major vendor for large metropolitan county hospital
  • $27M licensing and implementation of enterprise-wide heath information system (designed to meet the requirements for “meaningful use” of CCHIT-certified EMR technology) for a regional hospital system in the Southeast
  • $25M licensing and implementation of health information system for a large, multi-entity hospital chain
  • $20M line of credit procurement between a national bank and a major hospital system
  • $15M procurement of health information system by one of the largest networks of community health care centers in the United States
  • $15M procurement of information technology infrastructure (network, unified voice communications system, security, real time location system) to support large new hospital in major metropolitan area
  • $9M licensing and implementation of an electronic health record system by an academic medical center in a major metropolitan area
  • $9M exclusive license of advanced bio-informatics software
  • $8M licensing and implementation of a transformational, hospital-wide health information system for multi-entity hospital group
  • $7M acquisition of hospital-wide health information system, as well as server co-location and outsourcing services project, for one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals
  • $3.5M licensing and implementation of a state-of-the-art, 3D-capable, picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to store and serve medical images for the radiology department of an academic medical center in a major metropolitan area
  • S3M licensing and implementation of an in-house pharmacy automation system for a major southeastern regional hospital
  • Licensing of medical performance analysis/management software by one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals
  • Licensing of electronic health record software for large federally qualified health care center operating agencies that provide health care and social services to large urban neighborhoods
  • Review of applicability of Stark 85/15 rule to various EMR acquisitions
  • Drafting and negotiating the various agreements associated with a RHIO being implemented in the Northeast, including software licenses and services agreements; agreements with labs, hospitals, health plans, and other data providers; and subscription agreements for use with individual physicians and physician groups
  • Creation and negotiation of information sharing agreement between large academic medical institution and community health care center to allow interactive use of electronic health records by physicians serving both institutions
  • Licensing of emergency department information systems and integrated software solutions for the critical and high-acuity care units, as well as surgery and anesthesia departments, of various large hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) for a leading health care technology company
  • Licensing and implementation of health information system for not-for-profit community hospital
  • Licensing of electronic prescription software license by one of the largest networks of community health care centers in the United States
  • Creation of form ASP agreement for the provision of billing systems to neurosurgery-focused physician practice groups by a leading service provider
  • Creation of laboratory services agreement for hospital group to use in making laboratory services, and related systems and software, available to individual physicians and independent physician groups
  • Procurement of managed firewall services for a health care client that develops, markets, and supports leading-edge solutions for patient billing and online account management
  • Licensing of software from leading clinical laboratory for internet-based lab testing orders and reports that interact with electronic medical record software
  • Negotiated agreement for deployment and operation of electronic health record connectivity through community health integration platform
  • Licensing of software, and purchase of services, to create system for the clinical staff of a large hospital group to use in bidding on work shifts

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Non-profit Hospital Reorganizations

Chapter by T. Mills Fleming published in Georgia Hospital Law Manual for 2005, 2011, and 2017.

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A Prescription for Struggling Hospitals

In this article for the Daily Report, health care attorney Mills Fleming discusses the difficulties facing hospitals and how hospital managers can deal with them.

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Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-Exempt Hospitals

This member briefing for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) discusses Internal Revenue Code § 501(r) and the provisions of the Final Rule. The Final Rule imposes specific obligations on hospitals and provides clarity with respect to the IRS’ expectations and enforcement priorities.

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Short ACA Enrollment Window May Offer COBRA Cost Saving

New options available under the Affordable Care Act may provide savings for employers providing COBRA coverage, for newly eligible COBRA beneficiaries, and for a short window of time, for current COBRA beneficiaries as well. These coverage options introduce new opportunities for employers to reduce COBRA costs and new complexities in coordinating coverage and severance benefits.

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Set to Kick Off in 2014 for Health Care Providers

This article for Business in Savannah explains how the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs can offer financial incentives to health care providers.

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Data Security Concerns for Health Care Providers: A two-part series

This detailed and informative series by HunterMaclean Attorneys discusses the critical importance of data security in negotiating health care IT vendor contracts.

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Affordable Care Act implementation

October 1 Affordable Care Act Deadline Will Affect Local Employers

HunterMaclean Attorney Rebecca Sczepanski discusses upcoming Affordable Care Act deadlines, offering advice for area employers regarding compliance with new federal healthcare law.

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New Health Care Exchanges to Impact Employers, Hospitals

HunterMaclean partner Mills Fleming explores the complexities of health care exchanges and their potential impact on employers as well as medical providers.

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Compliance Plans Critical For Health Care Providers Fenstermacher

Compliance Plans Are Critical For Health Care Providers

This article for Business in Savannah discusses the need for health care providers and suppliers to implement Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act mandated compliance plans.

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Federal Work Plan to Impact Hospitals, Health Care Providers

This article for Business in Savannah discusses the U.S. Department of Office of Inspector General Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2013, offering insight into issues that will affect hospitals and health care providers.

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New Government Scrutiny Demands New Strategies for Health Care Clients

Chapter by T. Mills Fleming published in 2011 in Health Care Law Enforcement and Compliance.

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hospitalPhysicans

Sign of the Times: More Hospital-Physician Alignment

In an era defined by health care reform, an ongoing recession, shifting patient demographics and changing regulations, doctors and hospitals are embracing the spirit of collaboration and finding that they have more to gain through working together.

 

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Health Care Providers Get Ready: EHR Incentive Payments Are Coming

The first electronic health record (EHR) incentive program payments funded by the federal government were made on January 5, 2011, with $2.86 million going to the University of Kentucky Healthcare (a group of hospitals and other facilities), and $21,250 going to each of two physicians at a family clinic in Durant, Oklahoma.

Congress set aside approximately $17 billion as incentives for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals to adopt EHRs, pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Mills Fleming Op Ed: The Local Impact of Health Care Reform

T. Mills Fleming discusses the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in this Op Ed for the Savannah Morning News.

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HITECH Act Widens Scope of HIPAA Liability

Persons or entities providing certain services to covered entities such as health care providers, health insurers and health care clearinghouses under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) should take note of the recently enacted Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

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The Final HIPAA Rules

By T. Mills Fleming, published in the August 2003 issue of The Practical Lawyer.

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New Federal Rules on Patient Privacy Could Mean Big Changes for Health Care Providers and Employers

By T. Mills Fleming, published in the Savannah Morning News as a three-part series of articles on September 1, September 15, and October 6, 2002.

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Hospital Medical Records

Chapter by T. Mills Fleming published in 2001 in Georgia Hospital Law Manual (4th edition).

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Health System Restructuring, IRS Private Letter Ruling

By T. Mills Fleming, published on December 20, 2001, in PLR 200211051, (12/20/01).

 

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Hospital Medical Records

Chapter by T. Mills Fleming published in 1997 in Georgia Hospital Law Manual (3rd edition).

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Presentations

Affordable Care Act Replacement: More Changes for Health Care

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society for Healthcare Physician Services & Recruitment’s 2017 Annual Conference on August 16-18, 2017.

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Healthcare Legal Matters

T. Mills Fleming served as a panelist for this presentation at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on July 27-30, 2017.

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Negotiating Health Care IT Agreements

Presented by Diana J. P. McKenzie at Health Care Technology 2017: Critical Issues in Cybercare, Digital Medicine, and Structuring Effective Agreements at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) in New York, New York, in June 2017.

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Physician Contracts - Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the ASPR Annual Conference in San Diego, California, on April 29-May 3, 2017.

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The Changing Landscape of Immigration Law: A Panel Discussion of Recent Changes in Immigration Policy

T. Mills Fleming participated in this panel discussion at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, on April 4, 2017.

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Visa Processing and the Conrad 30 Program for Foreign National Physicians

Co-presented by T. Mills Fleming and the Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Office of Rural Health at the Georgia Society for Healthcare Physician Services & Recruitment’s 2016 Annual Conference on July 22, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton/Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee, Georgia.

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Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Stark, the Anti-kickback Statute and the False Claims Act

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society for Healthcare Physician Services & Recruitment’s 2016 Annual Conference on July 22, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton/Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee, Georgia.

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Physician Contracts - Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the 2016 ASPR Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 2016.

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Health Care, Immigration and Physicians

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Osteopathic Internists on May 7, 2016.

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Hospital Contracts and Stark Law Implications

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Medial Group Management Association’s Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016.

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21st Century Patients/20th Century Practices - Legal Aspects of Digital Communications

Presented by HunterMaclean Attorneys to the Savannah Area Medical Managers Association (SAMMA) at its Annual Meeting on May 20, 2015.

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Protect the Practice - Compliance Programs for Physician Practices

Presented by HunterMaclean Attorneys to the Savannah Area Medical Managers Association (SAMMA) at its Annual Meeting on May 20, 2015.

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Physician Contracts – Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Regulations

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the 2015 ASPR Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on May 17, 2015.

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Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches

Presented by HunterMaclean Attorneys to the Savannah Area Medical Managers Association (SAMMA) at its Monthly Meeting on February 18, 2015.

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Health Law Update

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2010.

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Hospital and Health Care Compliance: New Rules We Need to Know

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to a health system’s Board of Directors in 2010.

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New Rules for an Old Game: Structuring Winning EHR Contracts

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2010 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Whistleblowers, Form 990 and Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s Board of Directors in 2009.

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Employed Physician Fair Market Value Compensation Opinion Summary and Analysis

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s board of directors in 2009.

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Hot Issues in eHealth and Healthcare Technology

Panel discussion moderated by Diana J. P. McKenzie at ITechLaw Annual European Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on November 6, 2009.

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Seminar on Medical Record Documentation

Presented for a health care client in 2009 by Bradley M. Harmon.

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Lose a Laptop? Practical Approaches to Navigating Breach Notification Laws

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in April 2009 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Form 990, Tax Exempt Bonds and a Stark Reality: New Rules We Need to Know

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s Board of Directors in 2008.

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A Stark Reality: New Rules We Need to Know – Stark III and Beyond

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.

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Health Law Update and Contract Boilerplates: Are You Getting What You Deserve or What You Negotiate?

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2008.

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New Frontiers for Stark: Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness for Physician Employees

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys-Health Law Update and Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.

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Legal Update: Stark II-Phase III, Section 409A, ERISA Plan Fiduciaries and Other Current Topics for Healthcare Internal Auditors

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.

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Fair Market Value for Physician Practice Acquisitions and Physician Employment: A View from the Rear View Mirror

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys-Health Law Update and Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.

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Navigating Security Breach Notification Laws When Patient Information is Exposed

Presented at the Eclipsys Seminar on Patient Identity Theft in Atlanta, Georgia; Long Beach, California; New York City, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan, in December 2008 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Post-Issuance Compliance for Tax-Exempt Bonds

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s Board of Directors in 2008.

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Innovative and Strategic Ideas in Healthcare Technology Contracting

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, in February 2008 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Recent Stark Law Developments

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Physician’s Viewpoint Network’s Annual Meeting in 2007.

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Form I-9 Verification and Compliance

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s Board of Directors in 2007.

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Contract Boilerplates: Are You Getting What You Deserve or What You Negotiate?

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Hospital Association’s Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2007.

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Nonprofit Hospital Reorganizations

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at a Georgia Hospital Association webinar in 2006.

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Healthcare Price Transparency

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2006.

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Drafting Information Technology Contracts That Work for Healthcare Providers

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference in San Diego, California, in February 2006 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Purchasing Rules for Healthcare Material Managers: Rebates, GPOs and Other Incentives

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2005.

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The Future of Health Care

T. Mills Fleming participated in this panel discussion at the Georgia Association of Health Underwriters – Annual Convention on July 22-24, 2005.

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Georgia Rules and Regulations for Corporate Governance

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys-Health Law Update and Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2004.

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Fraud and Abuse Developments: Stark II, Phase II

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system’s board of directors in 2004.

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Compliance Countdown: Real World Strategies for Implementing the HIPAA Privacy Regulations in Illinois

Presented at the Illinois State Bar Association Health Care Section, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Seminar, in Chicago, Illinois, on April 19, 2002, by Diana J. P. McKenzie and Milton L. Petersen.

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Implementing HIPAA Privacy Regs – A Report from the Trenches

Presented at the Nineteenth Annual Symposium of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois, in October 2001 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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When Worlds Collide: Ethical Considerations in Law and Medicine - A patient’s Right to Choose?

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Meadows Regional Medical Center’s Hot Topics in the Practice of Medicine Multispecialty Symposium in Vidalia, Georgia, on April 21, 2001.

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Cyberhospitals: A Practical Legal Approach to Putting Healthcare Organizations Online

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 2001 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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HIPAA & Beyond: The Future of Medical Data Privacy

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 2001 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Physician Contracting: Knowing the Nuts and Bolts to Keep You from Getting Nailed

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology in Gainesville, Florida, on February 6, 2001.

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Medical Data Privacy on the Internet: What You Need to Know

Presented at the AHIMA National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, in September 2000 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Top Ten Concerns for Net Pharmacies

Presented at the Net Pharmacy Conference in San Francisco, California, in July 2000 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Destination Unknown: HIPAA Effects on Patient Security and Confidentiality

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, in April 2000 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Tackling the Issues of Selling Drugs on the Internet

Presented at the Net Pharmacy Conference hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in San Francisco, California, in February 2000 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Understanding the Legal Developments and Practical Strategies Regarding Internet Pharmacies

Presented at the Net Pharmacy Conference hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in San Francisco, California, in February 2000 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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The New Rules in Protecting Health Data

Presented by Diana J. P. McKenzie as the keynote speaker at the HCIA Comprehensive Healthcare Analysis Management Program User Group meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in October 1999.

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Destination Unknown: HIPAA Effects on Patient Security and Confidentiality

Presented by Diana J. P. McKenzie as a keynote speaker at the QuadraMed National Users Conference in Miami, Florida, in September 1999.

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Tackling the Issues of Selling Drugs on the Internet

Presented at the Net Pharmacy Conference hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in Chicago, Illinois, September 1999 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Understanding the Legal Developments and Practical Strategies Regarding Internet Pharmacies

Presented at the Net Pharmacy Conference hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Center in Chicago, Illinois, in September 1999 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Liability for the Year 2000: What Hospitals Need to Know

Presented at the Practicing Law Institute Conference on Understanding, Preventing and Litigating Year 2000 Issues: Practical Strategies & Industry-Specific Solutions in Chicago, Illinois, in May 1999 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Effective Technology Policies for Today’s Health Care Organizations

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, in February 1999 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Liability for the Year 2000: What Hospitals Need to Know

Presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, in February 1999 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Protecting Patient Privacy and Data Quality in a Community Health Information Network

Presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality in Schaumburg, Illinois, in May 1998 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Maintaining Medical Data on the Internet

Presented at the Tenth National Managed Health Care Congress Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 1998 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Year 2000 Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers

Presented at the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Quarterly Lecture Series in Chicago, Illinois, in April 1998 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Guarding the Safe: Practical Steps to Protect Electronic Patient Records

Presented at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in August 1997 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Healthcare on the Web: Recognizing the Risks and Limiting the Liability

Presented at the Healthcare Risk Management Society in Chicago, Illinois, in April 1997 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Legal Aspects of Data Capture and Retention with Computerized Patient Records

Presented at the National Managed Healthcare Congress Meeting in San Francisco, California, in November 1996 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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A Model Defining and Exploring Information Transactions Between Public Health and Healthcare Organizations: Legal and Data Security Issues

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Community Medical Network Society in Washington, D.C., in July 1996 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Community Health Information Networks: How to Overcome the Security Issues

Presented at the MIS Training Institute Conference in San Francisco, California, in January 1996 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Healthcare Technology Law

Presented at the Computer Law Association Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in October 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Avoiding the Crisis: Protecting the Confidentiality of Patient Data in a Healthcare Information Network Environment

Presented at the MIS Training Institute Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in October 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Overcoming the Legal Challenges in Converting to a Computerized Medical Record

Presented at the Texas Association for Home Care Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, in September 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Healthcare Networking Technology: New Problems, New Solutions

Presented at the Healthcare Information Network Interest Group Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, in September 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Changing Relationships with Competitors: To Be or Not to Be Competitive

Presented by T. Mills Fleming to the Georgia Society of Healthcare Planning and Marketing in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 2, 1995.

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Legal Ramifications of Converting to a Computerized Patient Record

Presented at the Midwest Alliance of Nursing Informatics Meeting in Highland Park, Illinois, in February 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Patient Data Privacy and Community Health Information Networks: A Legal Perspective

Presented at the SunHealth Alliance Video Teleconference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February 1995 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Smart Strategies for Licensing Managed Care Systems

Presented at the Midwest Managed Health Care Congress in Chicago, Illinois, in November 1994 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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How the Law Affects Community Health Information Networks

Presented at the Institute for International Research Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in October 1994 by Diana J. P. McKenzie.

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Whose Right Is It Anyway: A Physician’s Guide to Georgia Law on Living Wills, Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Memorial Health University Medical Center Research Day Competition in Savannah, Georgia, on May 5, 1993.

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News

Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Ten HunterMaclean attorneys were recently selected as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2016 Rising Stars. The prestigious Super Lawyers honor, awarded annually, represents the top five percent of attorneys in each state in the nation.

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Attorneys Christopher H. Smith, Francesca Macchiaverna, and Patrick L. Barkley join HunterMaclean

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that the firm’s Savannah office has welcomed three new attorneys: Christopher H. “Smitty” Smith, Francesca Macchiaverna, and Patrick L. Barkley.

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20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide 2015

HunterMaclean has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2015, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers & Partners is widely considered the authority on rankings in the legal profession across the world.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean attorneys were recently honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state.

 

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Georgia CEO: HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

The year 2014 marks the 135th anniversary of HunterMaclean. Lucy Adams from Georgia CEO interviewed Managing Partner Frank Macgill regarding HunterMaclean’s history, areas of expertise, milestone anniversary, and future.

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HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Chambers USA Guide 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2014, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the U.S. Chambers and Partners is widely considered the authority on lawyer and firm rankings in the legal profession across the world.

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Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Atlanta magazine just announced the top attorneys in the state of Georgia, and 15 attorneys at HunterMaclean were named either Georgia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

 

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HunterMaclean Honored in 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

HunterMaclean recently earned nine First Tier and four Second Tier rankings in the 2014 edition of  U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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Health care attorney Mills Fleming speaks to WTOC about the Supreme Court DOMA decision

Health care attorney Mills Fleming spoke with WTOC about the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Attorney Gary E. McClanahan Joins HunterMaclean’s Health Care Practice Group

Health care attorney Gary E. McClanahan recently joined the firm, bringing experience in regulatory and corporate healthcare law. He is a sought-after speaker and author with expansive knowledge of regulations affecting health care providers.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Nine HunterMaclean attorneys were recently recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers. Two of the firm’s partners were also named Rising Stars.

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Attorney Ruth H. Young Rejoins HunterMaclean

Accomplished attorney Ruth H. Young recently rejoined HunterMaclean after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than 20 years.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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Health Care Shakeout Begins

Savannah Morning News turns to health care attorney Mills Fleming for expert opinion on how the landmark Supreme Court ruling will affect Georgians.

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Diana J. P. McKenzie Press Quotes

  • Risk and Reward in the Cloud, quoted in Healthcare-Informatics.com (May 2012).
  • Negotiating Maximum Cloud Uptime From Service Providers, quoted in SearchHealthIT.com (September 2011).
  • Health Care Cloud Offers Some Risks, Endless Possibilities, quoted in SearchHealthIT.com (June 2011).
  • When Negotiating Health IT Contracts, Try to Get Extra Warranties, quoted in SearchHealthIT.com (February 2011).
  • Good Practice: Outsourcing Health IT Can Save You Headaches, Not Money, quoted in CMIO (September 2010).
  • Site Helps Match Female Volunteers, Nonprofits, quoted in Island Packet (January 2010).

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