W. Scott Keaty

W. Scott

Keaty

Overview

As a Board-Certified Health Law specialist, Scott represents hospitals and health systems, single- and multi-specialty physician practices, pharmacies and other health care providers in federal and state health law regulatory, operational, transactional and litigation matters.  Scott also represents clients in certain complex commercial litigation matters.

Experience

  • Extensive experience representing hospitals and health systems, single- and multi-specialty physician practices, pharmacies and other health care providers in regulatory, operational and transactional matters.
  • Advises health care providers on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including laws concerning physician self-referral (Stark Law), anti-kickback matters, false claims act matter, self-disclosure and reporting, fee-splitting issues, and licensure issues.
  • Advises health care providers on HIPAA privacy, security and breach matters.
  • Represents health care providers in litigation and civil governmental investigation matters.
  • Represents various business clients in contract and business tort litigation matters. 

Distinctions

  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified in Health Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Accounting, 1991
  • Clerkship, Honorable John M. Shaw, then-Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1994-1995

Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
    • Health Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Revisions of Rules Governing Bar Admission
      • Past Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Author, "The New Stark Law Value-Based Exceptions Seek to Advance the Shift from Volume to Value in the Delivery of Health Care in the United States," Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, March 13, 2021.
  • Presenter, “Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need): Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements,” Ochsner Medical Center, January 25, 2021, October 28, 2019, March 3, 2018, November 6, 2017, November 28, 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Privacy Versus Pandemic: Must HIPAA Yield to a Public Health Emergency?Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2020.
  • Panelist, “Physician Non-Compete Clauses and Other Restrictive Covenants,” Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates, January 24, 2020.
  • Presenter, “Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need): Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements,” Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Overview of Stark Law,” Ochsner Medical Center, October 24, 2016.
  • Author, “Due Process Rights for Physicians: New Restrictions and Requirements Relation to Investigations of Physicians by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners,” Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May 2019, Vol. 171, No. 1.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the False Claims Act – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, December 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the False Claims Act – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, June 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, January 16, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, October 31, 2016.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to Stark Law – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, September 27, 2016.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to Stark Law – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, August 19, 2016.

Civic Involvement

  • The Life of a Single Mom Ministries
    • Board Member, 2019-Present
  • Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship
    • Board Member, 2013-2017 (Board President, 2014-2017)

W. Scott

Keaty

Overview

As a Board-Certified Health Law specialist, Scott represents hospitals and health systems, single- and multi-specialty physician practices, pharmacies and other health care providers in federal and state health law regulatory, operational, transactional and litigation matters.  Scott also represents clients in certain complex commercial litigation matters.

Experience

  • Extensive experience representing hospitals and health systems, single- and multi-specialty physician practices, pharmacies and other health care providers in regulatory, operational and transactional matters.
  • Advises health care providers on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including laws concerning physician self-referral (Stark Law), anti-kickback matters, false claims act matter, self-disclosure and reporting, fee-splitting issues, and licensure issues.
  • Advises health care providers on HIPAA privacy, security and breach matters.
  • Represents health care providers in litigation and civil governmental investigation matters.
  • Represents various business clients in contract and business tort litigation matters. 

Distinctions

  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified in Health Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Accounting, 1991
  • Clerkship, Honorable John M. Shaw, then-Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1994-1995

Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
    • Health Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Revisions of Rules Governing Bar Admission
      • Past Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Author, "The New Stark Law Value-Based Exceptions Seek to Advance the Shift from Volume to Value in the Delivery of Health Care in the United States," Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, March 13, 2021.
  • Presenter, “Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need): Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements,” Ochsner Medical Center, January 25, 2021, October 28, 2019, March 3, 2018, November 6, 2017, November 28, 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Privacy Versus Pandemic: Must HIPAA Yield to a Public Health Emergency?Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2020.
  • Panelist, “Physician Non-Compete Clauses and Other Restrictive Covenants,” Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates, January 24, 2020.
  • Presenter, “Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need): Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements,” Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Overview of Stark Law,” Ochsner Medical Center, October 24, 2016.
  • Author, “Due Process Rights for Physicians: New Restrictions and Requirements Relation to Investigations of Physicians by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners,” Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May 2019, Vol. 171, No. 1.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the False Claims Act – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, December 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the False Claims Act – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, June 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, January 16, 2017.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, October 31, 2016.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to Stark Law – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, September 27, 2016.
  • Author, “Physicians Guide to Stark Law – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society Newsletter, August 19, 2016.

Civic Involvement

  • The Life of a Single Mom Ministries
    • Board Member, 2019-Present
  • Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship
    • Board Member, 2013-2017 (Board President, 2014-2017)