Tracy Field brings the experience of her work as a provider to her practice as a health industry attorney. With a background in clinical genetics and endocrinology, Tracy is conversant with the challenges and opportunities facing her clients. Her work is centered on advising healthcare and life sciences companies on the myriad regulatory and operational issues they face. Her background and knowledge of the industry enable her to provide strategic, actionable advice to her clients.
A former chief compliance officer for a large health system, Tracy is familiar with the regulatory and reimbursement challenges her clients face. She regularly advises healthcare providers on a wide range of compliance matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, compliance issues, OIG and government investigations. In addition, Tracy has worked closely with clients regarding HIPAA and HiTech issues, including crisis management for potential breaches. Tracy also works with providers and life sciences clients on matters for clinical research trials, including dealing with conflict of interest issues.
Tracy is fiercely committed to ensuring that her clients get the best possible guidance in running their operations ethically, efficiently, and in compliance with the law. Her life sciences background and work as an industry executive offers her clients a unique and highly valuable perspective. Tracy is a frequent national presenter and thought leader on issues facing the healthcare industry.
Represented providers (hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, hospice and skilled nursing facilities) in Medicare contractor audits and appeals for more than 20 years. Experience in successfully reversing statistical extrapolations.
Advised providers regarding COVID-19 regulatory issues, including federal and state waivers, telehealth and reimbursement issues as well as CARES Act funding.
Advised multiple providers regarding regulatory matters, including compliance issues, investigations and voluntary refunds.
Successfully represented coalition of health care providers challenging multi-million dollar attempts by Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to recoup alleged overpayments
Advise leading health information exchange regarding regulatory and operational issues, including HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance.
Successfully represented provider challenging Recovery Audit denials for outlier payments
Presenter: Navigating Repayment Dilemmas: Who's Right?, Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) Fall Compliance Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September 14, 2018
Presenter: Latest Trends in Medical Necessity Reviews, Statistical Sampling, and Extrapolation, GHA Compliance Officers’ Roundtable Retreat, Lake Oconee, Georgia, September 5, 2018
Presenter: Anatomy of an Overpayment Analysis, Florida Hospital Association’s 15th Annual Health Care Corporate Compliance Education Retreat, Daytona Beach, Florida, June 21, 2018
Presenter: Reimbursement and Commercial Payer, Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Update, Greensboro, Georgia, May 3, 2018
Presenter: 606-Real World Repayment Dilemmas: DRG Validation v. Clinical Validation v. Quality Measures v. Government Audit Findings, HCCA 22nd Annual Compliance Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 2018
Co-Author: A Brief Overview of the Medicaid Program, Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, Report No. 56, March 2018
Presenter: Anatomy of an Overpayment Analysis, HCCA 2018 Regional Compliance Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 19, 2018
Presenter: Audits, Overpayments and Statistics! Recent Developments, THA 2017 Fall Compliance Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 2017
Presenter: Statistical Sampling and FCA Implications, GHA 2017 Compliance Retreat, Lake Oconee, Georgia, September 7, 2017
Presenter: Statistics in Audits Issues and an FCA Update, Florida Healthcare Association's (FHA) 14th Annual Health Care Corporate Compliance Education Retreat, June 9, 2017