Lauren M. Gaffney


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For hospital systems, physician groups, laboratories and other healthcare providers, Lauren Gaffney analyzes and counsels clients on the regulatory requirements and operational impacts related to day-to-day operations and the purchases and sales of healthcare facilities, including those related to fraud and abuse.

Lauren also focuses on internal investigations, which involve responding to governmental inquiries regarding potential regulatory, compliance and clinical issues. She recently represented a hospital involved in a Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) investigation, resulting in the dismissal of claims brought forth under the False Claims Act (FCA).

By helping the nation’s largest children’s research hospital obtain a Certificate of Need, Lauren’s research and guidance throughout the related proceedings helped her client move closer to its goal of developing the first dedicated pediatric proton therapy facility in the United States.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — ACO Task Force

American Inns of Court

Health Care Compliance Association

Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Emerging Leaders — Class of 2014