Kelsey E. Fohner

(479) 250-9708
(479) 316-4069 Fax

Ms. Fohner is an associate in Kutak Rock’s National Health Care practice group. Ms. Fohner’s practice includes representing large health systems, individual hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, community health providers, and individual physician practices in transactional and regulatory compliance. She is a Certified Mediator in the State of Arkansas.

Representative Experience:

  • Daily hospital operation guidance supporting risk management, licensing, accreditation, physician practice management, medical staff issues, and EMTALA requirements.
  • Preparation and guidance related to physician employment agreements, professional services agreements, and administrative services agreements (for example, Medical Director Agreements) to comply with federal and state fraud and abuse laws (notably, the Stark Law, Federal Anti-Kickback Statutes, and analogous state variations).
  • Regulatory guidance related to health care transactions, including Medicare filings, national accreditation requirements and related state licensure, and certificate of need (CON) laws.
  • Review and preparation of corporate compliance materials and compliance programs, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and relevant Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements, as well as guidance related to implementation of compliance programs in accordance with Guidance from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for compliance programs.
  • Spent 16 months providing on-site legal support for a health care client.
  • Drafting transaction documents for physician practice acquisitions and purchase or sale of health care facility or business.