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Provided by Kim H Looney

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Kim Looney is a partner at the K&L Gates Nashville office and is a member of the Health Care and FDA practice group. Kim regularly works with health care clients on operational issues such as licensing, state matters, Medicare certification and reimbursement, reimbursement audits, integrated delivery systems, contracts, corporate governance, CON applications and hearings, and recruitment and employment. She also has significant experience advising clients on complex Stark and federal Anti-Kickback regulations, as well as compliance issues related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Kim’s extensive experience in structuring joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions includes analysis of fraud and abuse and regulatory issues.

Career

Licensed in Tennessee.

Professional Memberships

Professional Activities

Current:

Executive Committee, Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association

Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association

Executive Committee - Leadership Law Program, Nashville Bar Foundation

Attorney for Justice, as recognized for pro bono efforts by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation; Fellow, ABA Bar Foundation

Previous:

Member, Board of Directors, American Health Law Association; Chair, Membership, Diversity, Equity and

Inclusion Committee; Vice Chair, Physician Practice Groups Committee

Past Chair, Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association

Executive Committee, Past President, Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women

Member, Inaugural Class of Leadership Law, TBA

Past Chair, Health Law Section of the Nashville Bar Association

Speaker:

Speaker on various topics at TBA Annual Health Law Conference (17 of last 20 years)

Civic Activities

Current:

Member, Board of Directors, Nashville General Hospital Foundation

Trustee, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Investment and Governance Committees (national organization with more than $30M in assets)

Member, Middle Tennessee Council Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America

Treasurer, Middle Tennessee Horticultural Society

Previous Boards:

Heart Gala, Franklin Road Academy, Friends of Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Fifty Forward

Other:

Budget District Director, District VIII, Kappa Alpha Theta (2014-2020)

Advisory Board, Alpha Eta chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta (2010-2020)

Fundraisers:

Co-chaired various fundraisers to benefit organizations such as:

CASA, Family & Children's Service, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation,

Women's Fund of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee,

Cheekwood,

Fifty Forward,

Opera Guild,

Franklin Road Academy,

American Heart Association,

Lifeflight and Trauma Survivors Network for Vanderbilt Medical Center,

Junior League of Nashville, and

Monroe Carroll, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Publications

Books

Editor and Author, “Health Care and Life Sciences Transactions: Understanding the Legal Consequences of The Health Care Deal,” AHLA/Lexis Publication, 2020

Author, Representing Physicians Handbook, AHLA/Lexis Publication

Author, the ACO Handbook, AHLA/Lexis Publication

Author, Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, AHLA/Lexis Publication

Other Publications

“Hunting Telehealth Fraud Under COVID-19 Waivers and Expansion,” Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, December 2021

Corporate Governance Toolkit, AHLA Business Law and Governance Practice Group, 11 October 2021

"That Was Then and This is Now - How the COVID-19 Crisis Changed Telehealth Services: Are the Changes Here to Stay?," AHLA Health Law Connections, 1 September 2020

"First Reflections - A History of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion," AHLA Health Law Connections, 1 September 2020

“Florida, Georgia Changes to Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Are Biggest in Southeast,” AHLA PG Alert, 1 August 2019

“Several Southeastern States Seek to Eliminate or Relax Certificate of Need Laws,” PG Alert, 15 March 2019

“State Health Care Fraud Law: An AHLA 50-State Survey with Summaries and Links,” Quick Reference Library, 6 September 2018

“Business Law & Governance,” PG Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 1, November 2017

Personal

JD, 1989, Vanderbilt University Law School; BS, 1980, University of Tennessee

Education

Vanderbilt Law School

J.D.

University of Tennessee

B.S.

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Healthcare: Regulatory - Tennessee
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Band 2

Kim Looney is well regarded by peers for her knowledge of complex Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute concerns. She is particularly recommended for her extensive certificate of need capabilities, which form part of a broader regulatory practice.
"Kim is a prominent regulatory lawyer."

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