G. Mark Sappington

(816) 502-4620
Partner
(816) 960-0041 Fax
Mark.Sappington@KutakRock.com

Mr. Sappington has served as outside counsel to not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems for more than 32 years. He has focused on tax-exempt organizations, and through long experience, has advised healthcare executives and administrators on all manner of practical and strategic decisions.

Mr. Sappington provides answers to a broad range of health care questions. In his role as outside counsel, Mr. Sappington has advised non-profit hospitals concerning regulatory compliance, reimbursement and risk management issues. He has structured and syndicated ambulatory surgery centers, assisted in the sale and monetization of health care real estate and represents physician groups, public health entities and clinics.

  • Structured physician-hospital joint ventures for imaging, outpatient surgery, pain management and real estate development.
  • Advised physician practices concerning Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, corporate structuring and risk management policies.
  • Focused on medical staff bylaws, governance and due process and has served as lead counsel in several medical staff disciplinary hearings and privileging disputes.
  • Wrote or revised medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures for several health care systems and hospitals.
  • Advised on patient consent issues under both federal and state laws.
  • Interacted extensively with health care regulators on both federal and state licensure and regulatory matters.