Jim practices in Burr & Forman LLP's Health Care Practice Group. Jim represents all types of companies and individuals in the healthcare industries including hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, nutraceutical manufacturers and medical device manufacturers throughout Alabama and the Southeast.
Jim has extensive litigation experience defending companies, corporate representatives and other individuals in qui tam lawsuits and responding to Civil Investigative Demands, grand jury subpoena’s and other government investigations regarding violations of Stark, Anti-kickback, and False Claims violations. Jim has also represented countless healthcare providers before administrative tribunals, including the CMS, DEA, OIG and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Jim also represents healthcare providers with their health care compliance programs, HIPAA privacy and security matters, Medicare appeals, audits, recoupments and sanctions, as well as other health law disputes. Jim frequently lectures on False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits, healthcare compliance and the requirements imposed by HIPAA and implementing a HIPAA compliance program.