Val Fulwider advises healthcare providers and companies on the operational, regulatory and transactional aspects of their business. As part of her practice, she researches, analyzes and advises clients on Stark and Anti-Kickback issues, reimbursement and billing, licensure and other healthcare regulations that impact acquisitions, contracts and compliance.
Her practice involves:
- Operational contracts – Drafting physician employment agreements, laboratory agreements, and complex multi-facility service line agreements with national vendors.
- Transactions – Representing healthcare companies in acquisitions of physician practices by hospitals, mergers of hospital companies, and joint ventures among healthcare entities.
- Complex regulatory analysis – Providing analysis of Federal Stark law issues, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute issues, state laws, licensure, and other healthcare issues that may impact deals, contracts and compliance.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Val worked with the American Heart Association's Office of Public Advocacy providing policy research, development and analysis to support the organization's federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives.