Doug Wolford assists a wide range of healthcare clients with regulatory compliance, day-to-day operations, Stark and Anti-Kickback analysis, contract negotiations and other complex regulatory issues.
His experience includes a deep understanding of the day-to-day operational challenges that healthcare owners and operators face and how to operationalize healthcare regulatory compliance in a manner that is straightforward and understandable. He has a keen insight on balancing the business objectives of his clients with the often challenging operational and regulatory issues that can arise in various healthcare transactions and contractual negotiations with providers. Mr. Wolford also helps healthcare companies, investors, and lenders to avoid and address legal and compliance issues related to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, medical staff bylaws, licensure requirements, and other state and federal healthcare laws. Additionally, Mr. Wolford's experience includes providing direction and guidance following allegations or findings of significant non-compliance, whether that be leading internal investigations, submissions of self-disclosures, consulting on qui tam actions, or providing compliance program review and development.
Previously, Mr. Wolford spent over a decade on the in-house legal teams at two of the largest publicly-traded hospital companies in the United States, as well as practicing at one of the leading healthcare law firms in the country. During that time, he provided operational and regulatory guidance to a wide variety of different investors, corporate departments, hospitals, clinics, physician practices and ancillary service providers throughout the country.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
- Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude
- Tennessee Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Health Law Association: Health & Hospitals; Physician Organizations; Regulation, Accreditation; Fraud
- Vanderbilt Black and Gold Club
- St. Ann School, Future Planning Committee