Dana S. Durrett

Of Counsel

Phone

404.844.2761

Phone2

404.997.6020

Fax

404.997.6021

Location

Atlanta

Biography

Dana S. Durrett is Of Counsel in the firm’s Healthcare Practice, where he focuses his practice on regulatory, compliance, administrative and transactional matters. Mr. Durrett has practiced healthcare law for nearly 15 years, and has represented a broad array of providers and healthcare companies.  His clients include hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and multiple healthcare companies, ranging from portable x-ray suppliers to device manufacturers.

In particular, Mr. Durrett has experience in mergers and acquisitions, audits, Certificate of Need applications and appeals, internal investigations, state licensing and professional boards, administrative appeals and healthcare operations. He has defended providers against False Claims Act matters and healthcare audits undertaken by the State of Georgia, Recovery Audit Contractors, Care Management Organizations or private insurers. In addition, Mr. Durrett regularly advises healthcare providers regarding HIPAA, billing and coding and other regulatory compliance matters.  

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Counsel providers in government investigations and prosecutions before DOJ
  • Represent physician practices in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and establishing alternative payment model practices; 
  • Counsel to hospitals and physicians regarding Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and HIPAA;
  • Counsel to trade associations for providers;
  • Represent providers regarding Certificate of Need matters;
  • Represent clients in Medicare enrollment, recoupment, surveying and certification;
  • Counsel to national and regional hospital and long-term care providers in administrative appeals, licensure sanction actions, Certificate of Need, licensure, and Medicare/Medicaid enrollment;
  • Counsel to regional portable x-ray and IDTF entities in regulatory, compliance, and healthcare transactions.

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • Member of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia Bar
  • American Health Lawyers Association 
  • Georgia Bar Association, Health Law Section 

Presentations + Publications

Education

  • Woodward Academy (1995)
  • Vanderbilt University (B. Mus., 1999)
  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 2003)

Admitted

  • New Jersey, 2003
  • New York, 2003
  • Georgia, 2004

Honors and Affiliations

  • Editorial Advisory Board of American Health Lawyers Association’s publication, Long-Term Care Advisor
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Nancy Buchanan
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 404.844.2758

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