Shannon advises clients on HIPAA privacy and security issues, development of HIPAA compliance programs, and responding to privacy-related investigations and audits. She is also experienced in compliance with federal and state physician self-referral Stark Law, self-disclosure and reporting regulations, anti-kickback matters, fee-splitting issues, healthcare licensure, and certificate of need.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2009

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
    • Editor-in-Chief, The University of Memphis Law Review
  • University of Memphis, B.S., with honors, 2005

Experience

  • Advising on HIPAA privacy issues, strategy and development of HIPAA compliance programs to hospitals, physician groups, and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Member of federal monitor team for academic medical center’s compliance with HIPAA settlement resolution with the Office of Civil Rights.
  • Advises clients on an international basis regarding data privacy and security matters.
  • Oversight of corporate compliance effectiveness assessments for hospital systems and physician practice groups.
  • Development and implementation of corporate compliance programs.
  • Representation of hospitals, academic medical centers, assisted living facilities, single- and multispecialty physician practices, and ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Advise on compliance with fraud and abuse, federal and state physician self-referral laws, self-disclosure and reporting requirements, fee-splitting issues, certificate of need, licensure, provider enrollment, reimbursement and corporate practice of medicine issues.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “Healthcare Law 101 – Crash Course: Laws, Stakeholders and Big Issues,” Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section, September 2019. 
  • Author, “Cybersecurity Must Be A Top Priority,” Memphis Medical News, August 2017.
  • Author, “Go MACRA or Go Home,” Memphis Medical News InCharge Healthcare, 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, HIPAA Updates, Tennessee Bar Association Health Forum, October 2016.
  • Co-Presenter, Research Training Conference, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation, September 2016.
  • Presenter, HIPAA, Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Primer, October 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Contracting with Healthcare Software Vendors,” Memphis Medical News, January 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Primer, October 2014.
  • Presenter, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Bench Bar Conference, May 2014.
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