Burr & Forman

Kelli Carpenter Fleming

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (2006)
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University (2003)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Medical Group Management Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Health Care, "Up and Coming" (2017-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2018-2019)
  • Birmingham Magazine's "Top Attorneys" (2017)
  • Birmingham Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" (2014)
  • Birmingham Business Journal's "Health Care Rising Stars" (2016)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Hugo L. Black Scholar Award (2005)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Order of the Coif (2006)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Alabama Law Review, Best Senior Editor Award (2006)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Scholarship Recipient (2004-2005), Burr & Forman Endowed Scholarship Recipient (2005-2006)
  • Junior Women's Committee of 100-Emmett O'Neal Library (2017-2018)
  • March of Dimes, Market Board (2017-2018)
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Symphony 30 (2017-2018)
  • Baptist Health Foundation, Wine, Women, and Shoes, Event Committee (2016-2017)
  • UAB School of Nursing, Junior Board of Visitors (2014-2018); Vice Chairman (2018)
  • Children's Art Guild, Member (2016-2018)
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church, Member
  • Handling a physician practice's challenge and appeal of a Medicare suspension, followed by a multi-million dollar Medicare overpayment finding.

  • Retained to assist a client in navigating the Certificate of Need process to develop and operate an ambulatory surgery center in Alabama. This representation included handling all aspects of the contested case hearing, assisting with the presentation to the Certificate of Need Review Board, and defending the Board's decision on appeal.

  • Assisted an acute care hospital in drafting and negotiating various employment and recruitment agreements for both primary care and specialty physicians. In addition, helped create a primary care compensation plan for the hospital.

  • Assisting numerous clients in responding to and addressing HIPAA breaches, including determining if there is a reportable breach, coordinating the breach notification process, and reviewing and revising HIPAA Compliance Plans and HIPAA forms.

  • Assisted home health care provider in filing suit and ultimately collecting amounts owed by a large health insurer. The amounts owed related to over 600 different claims and had remained unpaid for over a year.

  • Assisted hospice provider with several branches in Alabama with the necessary state and federal regulatory filings associated with the sale of the hospice.

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Kelli assists all types of clients within the health care industry, including hospitals, surgery centers, physician practices, diagnostic centers, and home health and hospice agencies, with the various legal issues they may face.

Kelli practices in the firm’s health care group, assisting health care providers with all aspects of their businesses. Kelli’s experience includes licensure and certificate of need issues, contract drafting and negotiation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare/Medicaid regulatory guidance, RAC, ZPIC, and third-party payor audits, HIPAA compliance, employment matters, third-party payor disputes, and various other corporate and regulatory concerns health care providers may face.

Kelli is a contributing writer for the Birmingham Medical News. Kelli is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Charitable Contributions Committee, and Health Care Industry Group.