Michele P. Madison
Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP
1600 Atlanta Financial Center
3343 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Michele Person Madison is a Partner in the Healthcare Practice, where she provides general legal advice to health systems in various regulatory and business matters. Ms. Madison is highly experienced in managing legal issues arising in hospitals, physician offices or integrated health systems including employment, investigations, risk management assessment and corporation management, and she provides legal education for health systems’ medical staff, management team and employees in these areas. She often facilitates and manages implementation of compliance plans for HIPAA privacy and security regulations, drafts and completes Certificate of Need applications and facilitates regulatory compliance, and provides oversight and guidance regarding medical staff governance and credentialing issues.
Ms. Madison also works with information technology companies and advises clients on compliance with regulations and industry standards. Ms. Madison has specific experience in negotiating contractual agreements between healthcare providers and service providers, interpreting and advising health systems on regulations applicable to the healthcare industry, and providing regulatory advice with a focus on Stark, Anti-Kickback and HIPAA. Ms. Madison also has key experience and expertise in Compliance programs. She provides advice for compliance with state and federal regulations and regularly drafts and negotiates agreements with hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and ancillary service providers, as well as contractual agreements for vendors with an emphasis on information technology, purchasing and lease agreements. Ms. Madison also works with electronic medical record vendors and personal health record providers.
- Represented a health system in the sale of a nonprofit health system, including an acute care facility and psychiatric hospital.
- Represented a health system in the joint venture of an acute care hospital with physician ownership and the sale of affiliate hospital facilities.
- Represented physician practices in the sale of practice to a health system.
- Represented health system in the purchase and integration of physician practices into a multi-disciplinary physician group practice.
- Acquisition and sale transaction for a major hospital system in the sale of one of its hospitals.
- Advised large hospital system on a management venture with physician ownership.
- Managed, drafted and negotiated the integration of physician practices and ventures to effectively align strategic planning.
- Managed, drafted and negotiated the acquisition of a gastroenterology practice.
The Healthcare Practice is highly regulated and rapidly changing. Individuals and companies that do business in this arena require legal counsel with a hands-on understanding of the unique issues of the healthcare environment and constructive solutions to their problems. Our Healthcare lawyers practice exclusively in this area and, consequently, have in-depth expertise helping clients properly structure their business relationships and transactions, comply with laws and regulations, and achieve successful resolutions in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings. Our excellent service and skills are evidenced by the practice’s ranking in Chambers USA, a leading legal services ranking publication.
Business Transactions and Regulatory Guidance
Our industry knowledge uniquely positions us to assist clients in structuring transactions and relationships that meet their business goals and comply with state and federal healthcare laws. Our Healthcare lawyers have extensive experience in assisting clients in selecting and forming the appropriate business entity(ies); putting into place effective corporate governance and financial mechanisms; documenting contractual and other legal relationships; implementing tax-efficient business arrangements; and developing, documenting and executing joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other business relationships. We provide our clients with advice and creative solutions to ensure compliance with the myriad of complex healthcare laws and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, federal and state self-referral laws, Certificate of Need matters, HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Standards, and the Georgia Medical Practice Act.
Our experienced Healthcare litigators regularly represent clients in litigation in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. This representation includes matters ranging from complex business litigation to employment issues to whistleblower actions to provider reimbursement issues to medical staff disputes. Additionally, our attorneys have represented clients in civil and criminal disputes involving allegations of fraud and abuse and false claims. In administrative matters, we regularly represent healthcare providers in Certificate of Need appeals; licensure investigations and disciplinary actions; credentialing matters; Medical staff investigations, adverse actions and hearings; and Medicare/Medicaid audits, investigations, and appeals.
Morris, Manning & Martin is a full-service law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. In order to provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity.
Our Firm and lawyers possess a keen understanding of our clients’ businesses and the sectors in which they operate. Legal solutions are delivered by industry-focused, diverse, involved lawyers who are dedicated to their clients’ success, whether in a transaction, in court or in the everyday course of business.
“She is a really good lawyer and well regarded. She’s a very strong individual on general healthcare operational work.“