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Kristin C. Carter


Kristin Carter represents a broad spectrum of health care providers, including hospitals, clinical laboratories, physicians and other health care providers.

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COVID-19 Outbreak: Understanding the Physician Self-Referral Law 1135 "Blanket" Waiver April 8, 2020
Stark and Anti-Kickback Proposed Rules: Understanding the Proposals and Their Potential Impact October 21, 2019
Unpacking 2019's Newest Health Care Enforcement Trends – Part II April 16, 2019

Professional Biography


Ms. Carter represents a broad spectrum of health care providers, including hospitals, clinical laboratories, physicians and other health care providers.

A substantial portion of her practice involves advising clients on federal and state fraud and abuse laws and regulatory compliance issues. She also provides counsel regarding regulatory and licensure issues and managed care reimbursement and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues.

Ms. Carter has extensive experience analyzing arrangements under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and state fraud and abuse provisions. She takes a holistic approach to advising clients about potential arrangements with other health care providers, and frequently assists clients with internal investigations, self-disclosures to government entities, acquisition due diligences, and corporate compliance matters.

Active in the community, Ms. Carter was selected for The Daily Record's Leading Women in 2011. She has also been named a Maryland Rising Star on a number of occasions by Maryland Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care Law.

She frequently lectures and drafts articles on fraud and abuse, and compliance issues. Ms. Carter has extensive experience dealing with issues relating to the Maryland Health Care Decisions Act, including providing advice to physicians and other providers with respect to health care decision-making for patients based on written and oral advance directives, living wills, surrogate decision-making and court-appointed guardianship.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member – American Health Law Association
    • Fraud & Abuse Group
      • Lead Coordinator, Publications (2016 – 2017)
    • Women's Leadership Council (2017 – present)
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
    • Health Law Section

Community Service

  • Movable Feast
    • Board of Directors (2009 – 2014)


  • Selected for The Daily Record's Leading Women (2011)
  • Listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Health Care (2010, 2012 – 2013)
Professional Background
  • Legislative Extern, Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland General Assembly
  • Student Attorney, University of Maryland School of Law's Health Care, Child Welfare, and AIDS Advocacy Clinic
  • Intern to the Honorable John Philip Miller, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter – "Be Prepared: How the Proposed Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Impact Hospitals," Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys (November 2019)
  • Presenter – "Federal Administrative Sanctions: Exclusions, Civil Money Penalties, and Case Update," HCCA Enforcement Conference (November 2019)
  • Presenter – "Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part V - On Demand Recording," AHLA webinar (June 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "Laboratory Compliance: Keys to Successfully Navigating Regulatory Minefields," HCCA Web Conference (April 2018)
  • Presenter – "Compliance: Key Trends and Potential Vulnerabilities," Lab Institute 2017, G2 Intelligence (October 2017)
  • Presenter – "Update on All Things Medicare: Medicare Enrollment, Revalidation, Claims Submission, and Industry Audits," Mid-Year Billing Conference, National Association of Portable X-ray Providers (2016)
  • Presenter – "Paying Through the Nose? New Payment Models for Physician Reimbursement," Leadership Forum, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) (2015)
  • Presenter – "Medicare Overpayments - Avoiding Sanctions through Prevention, Reporting and Defense of Overpayment Claims," Maryland Healthcare Financial Management Association (2014)
  • Presenter – "Compliance Programs," Maryland State Bar Association Health Law Section (2014)
  • Presenter – "Stark Physician Self-Referral Law," Fraud and Abuse Basics Bootcamp Series, Part II, American Health Law Association (2014)
  • Presenter – "Exploration of Common Exceptions to the Stark Law," AHLA's Fraud and Abuse Basics Bootcamp Series (March 2014)
  • Presenter – "MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) and Health Care Decision-Making: The Practitioner's Guide to a New Mandate," Webinar, Ober|Kaler (2012)



  • University of Maryland School of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude
    • Executive Editor – Journal of Healthcare Law & Policy
    • Law & Health Care Program
  • James Madison University, B.S., 2003, magna cum laude
    • Teacher's Award for Academic Excellence, JMU Integrated Science & Technology (ISAT) Program
    • Concentration in Biotechnology


  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

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