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Areas of Practice

Healthcare Regulation & Compliance


In addition to providing regulatory consulting and risk management services for its institutional long-term care and assisted living clients, Starnes Davis Florie works with physicians and their practices as well as hospitals to ensure federal and state compliance with statutory and regulatory aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and the changing landscape of patient privacy and notice requirements.  Whether in response to a complaint, or part of an ongoing relationship to maintain compliance with evolving regulations, experienced attorneys are available to help healthcare professionals navigate these complex areas of law. Starnes Davis Florie lawyers have experience working with providers and hospitals to ensure operational compliance in the areas of patient privacy and information security as well as assisting with all phases of response following a patient complaint, including conducting an investigation, formulating the appropriate response, preparing necessary notifications, drafting or revising Privacy and Security Rule compliant policies and procedures, and conducting required staff training.  Starnes Davis Florie lawyers also have experience handling a broad range of other regulatory matters in the health care arena including, but not limited to, third party payor compliance, AQAF, EMTALA and credentialing and privileging matters.