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 every day. 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, creation and oversight of compliance programs, OIG and government investigations, and HIPAA and HiTech issues. 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. She is able to bridge the business and legal issues facing today’s healthcare companies. 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 multiple providers regarding regulatory matters, including compliance issues, investigations and voluntary refunds.
Advise leading health information exchange regarding regulatory and operational issues, including HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance.
Successfully secured multi-million dollar reimbursements for providers for newly approved drug.
Successfully overturned Medicaid reimbursement, resulting in a moratorium on reviews of inpatient admissions by the state recovery auditor.
Represented large healthcare system in arbitration of Medicare Advantage disputes as well as renegotiated participation contracts to include more favorable terms for the provider.
Conducted regional and national training programs for covered entities, business associates and other clients regarding HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards. Regularly advise clients regarding breaches, privacy audits and investigations by the Office of Civil Rights.
Provide due diligence compliance and regulatory support to healthcare lending clients.
Prepared policies and conducted training for covered entities across the country to comply with HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Advised hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, health plans and other covered entities regarding compliance issues for more than 20 years.
Counseled Business Associates and entities working with regulated providers on HIPAA Privacy, Transactions and Security Standards as well as HITECH implementation.
Performed investigations and analysis of potential breaches of confidential information to advise regulated entities.
Represented a medical center in connection with significant identity theft data breach caused by an employee of an outside vendor. We assisted the client with the internal investigation and coordination with cyber insurance carrier and its counsel with respect to reporting credit monitoring and indemnification.
Assist clients in connection with acquisitions and other related transactions with respect to due diligence related to HIPAA and other privacy and data security issues.
Represent the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), a non-profit that gives healthcare providers and stakeholders across Georgia the ability to access patient information directly from their electronic health record systems. This allows providers to access critical patient information at the point of care. GaHIN is a state-designated entity for health information exchange in Georgia and is recognized nationally as a leading innovator by the Office of the National Coordination for Health Information Technology (ONC). We advise the client on privacy, regulatory and other operational matters.
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