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Mary Grace Griffin

Associate

Mary Grace represents health care clients in litigation, government investigations, regulatory compliance, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative disputes.

Professional Biography


Mary Grace provides guidance to health care clients on federal and state issues relating to fraud and abuse, compliance, licensure, certificate of need (CON), privacy and security (HIPAA/HITECH), telemedicine, and medical staff issues. She also advises on regulatory and structuring aspects of health care transactions, including corporate practice of medicine, hospital authorities and districts, and state attorney general approvals.

She defends hospitals, long term care providers, physician groups, pharmacies, and other health care entities in Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues, including physician self-referral and Anti-kickback issues, as well as federal False Claims Act (FCA) matters and investigations. She also represents clients undergoing CMS, EMTALA and state surveys, QIO hearings, Medicare terminations and regulatory review, and advises on voluntary disclosures and state and federal surprise billing laws.

Mary Grace has experience pursuing administrative appeals on behalf of clients to recover and maximize Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and counseling providers in identifying overpayments to state Medicaid agencies and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Member – American Health Law Association
  • Member – Atlanta Bar Association
  • Pupil – Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • "Enforceability Issues in Nursing Home Admission Agreements," Georgia Health Care Association Winter Convention (February 2020)

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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2017
    • Senior Notes Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 2014, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2018
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2018
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2018

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