Jennifer M. Vaughan

Jennifer M. Vaughan

Partner | Atlanta Office
jvaughan@phrd.com
T: (404) 420-5531
F: (404) 522-8409
 

Practice Group(s)

Services

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law - (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
  • Furman University - (B.A., 1988)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia
  • Florida



 

About Jennifer

Jennifer’s practice has been centered around corporate and health care law, with a particular emphasis on the representation of clients in mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses. Transactions have included mergers and acquisitions involving privately held business entities and in structuring and implementing various health care ventures, including establishment of physician-hospital organizations, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, management service organizations and provider networks; implementation of hospital-physician joint venture arrangements and contracts; and acquisitions of hospitals, physician practices and other providers. Jennifer provides particular expertise in evaluating Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Stark principles and HIPAA compliance.  A significant sub-specialty has been the representation of health care institutions with the full range of integrated delivery system strategies, including hospital mergers/acquisitions, hospital-physician agreements (e.g., ACOs, CINs), the development of insurance capabilities within an integrated system, managed care contracting and the various physician strategies for success, such as affiliation with hospitals, practice management companies, and the development of practices and IPAs.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented the selling stockholders in the sale of a health care consulting business
  • Represented a single specialty physician group in the establishment of a practice management company and the development of a surgery center
  • Represented the selling stockholders in the sale of a computer software company
  • Represented the selling stockholders in the sale of stock of a regional food distribution company to a public company (the consideration was cash plus an earn-out)
  • Represented numerous hospitals and health systems in connection with acquisitions of hospitals, physician group practices, cancer treatment centers, ASCs, imaging centers, and other ancillary providers
  • Represented numerous hospitals and health systems in connection with fraud and abuse and Stark analysis of hospital and physician affiliations
  • Represented physician practice management companies in acquiring physician practices throughout the United States
  • Represented medical group in sale of infusion therapy business to a hospital and entering into a professional services agreement
  • Represented hospitals, health systems and providers in connection with HIPAA compliance and data breach notifications
  • Represented hospitals and health systems in connection with establishment of ACOs, CINs and negotiation of related managed care contracts
  • Represented hospitals and health systems in connection with hospital system mergers, acquisitions and affiliations
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Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Serves on the Firm's IT Governance Committee
  • Serves on the Firm's Risk Management Committee
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • State Bar of Georgia (Health Law Section)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Florida (Member, Health Law Section)
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Honors

  • Recognized as one of Georgia's "Top Rated Lawyers" by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM (2012)
  • Editorial Board, 1989-1990 and Managing Board, 1990-1991, Georgia Law Review

Publications and Presentations

  • Regular contributor: Health Care News Beat (PHR&D Newsletter) (2009-present)
  • Physician Contracting Issues, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals & Georgia Rural Health Association Second Annual Medical Fair, August 2013
  • Physician Contracting Issues, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals & Georgia Rural Health Association Medical Fair, October 2012
  • Speaker:  Update on Stark III Final Regulations and Proposed 2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, VHA Board Meeting, October 5, 2007
  • Contract Issues in Managed Care and Capitation Agreements, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Georgia Society of CPAs, 1995
  • Restrictive Covenants in Georgia, ICLE in Georgia, Corporate and Banking Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 1996
  • Legal Considerations Relating to Physician Networks, Healthcare Financial Management Association, 1996
  • Legal and Practical Considerations for Starting a Business, Georgia Tech Executive MBA Program, 1998
  • Legal and Practical Considerations for Starting a Business, Georgia Tech Executive Mgt. of Technology Program, 1998-1999
  • Author: Keeping an Eye on Physician Recruitment, Daily Report-Health Care Law, March, 1993
  • Author: An Overview of the Certification and Reimbursement Aspects of Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Author: Restrictive Covenants - The Ten Commandments and Other Inspired Advice on How to Reach the Promised Land of Enforceability, Sponsored by ICLE and the Corporate and Banking Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 1996
  • Author: Coping with Reality: Maintaining Control Through Restrictive Covenants, Letters of Intent, Rights of First Refusal and Other Contract Provisions,1997 Health Law Handbook, Gosfield, 1997
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