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Bone McAllester Norton’s attorneys provide both industry-specific and general business advice and assistance to clients in the healthcare industry. The firm’s healthcare practice focuses primarily on representing healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, chiropractors and nurse practitioners, as well as representing entrepreneurs whose companies provide healthcare-related goods and services. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in assisting clients with their regulatory, operational, transactional and litigation matters.

Transactions and Regulatory Issues

Our healthcare lawyers assist healthcare providers and entrepreneurs with a variety of corporate and compliance issues which range from structuring complex financial transactions to helping clients navigate the regulatory landscape that pervades their day-to-day operations. Our services include advising and assisting our clients with:

  • Development and financing of healthcare ventures
  • Mergers and acquisition of healthcare businesses
  • Managed care contracting
  • Management or vendor contracts
  • Preparing, implementing and maintaining compliance plans
  • Training employees on compliance issues
  • Certificates of need
  • Certification and accreditation of individuals and facilities
  • HIPAA and the HITECH Act
  • Federal and state Anti–Kickback and Stark laws
  • Corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting issues

Medical Practices  

Our health law practice group has extensive experience in assisting medical professionals and their practices with the legal issues that arise in the business of practicing their medical profession. In addition to being knowledgeable about health law and regulation in general, the attorneys of Bone McAllester Norton understand how these matters specifically impact healthcare professionals. Our experience includes helping medical professionals with:

  • Establishing, expanding and winding up of practice entities
  • Purchases and sales of medical practices
  • Hospital contracting and medical staff issues
  • Physician and medical staff recruitment and employment
  • Medical records
  • Payor audits and actions
  • Licensure
  • Developing and maintaining compliance plans

Litigation and Administrative Hearings

Our litigators defend and prosecute cases in all state and federal courts, as well as before administrative boards. We represent medical providers and healthcare entrepreneurs in a broad range of matters including claims and disputes involving:

  • Medical staff bylaws and credentialing
  • Physician-hospital ventures
  • Health-related boards
  • Practice break-ups
  • Professional and facility licensing
  • Management or service contracts
  • Managed care contracts
  • Enforcement actions by federal and Tennessee authorities
  • Corporate prosecution and integrity agreements
  • Qui tam defense

We are pleased to offer members of the Nashville Academy of Medicine a 15% discount on any legal service we provide. For more information, contact Anne Sumpter Arney at (615) 238-6360 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • W. Justin Adams

  • Anne Sumpter Arney

  • William J. (Paz) Haynes, III

  • Jack F. King, III

  • Stacey Garrett Koju

  • Henry C Leventis

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