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Overview

Alison knows the legal issues of healthcare transactions backwards and forwards—and she also knows the concerns and goals of the organizations involved.

Before pursuing a law career, Alison worked at Cook Children’s Healthcare System and earned a master’s in healthcare administration. Both experiences gave her an inside view of healthcare organizations.

Today, Alison provides counsel on licensure and certification of healthcare facilities, regulatory compliance and operations, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and corporate healthcare transactions. She represents individual healthcare professionals, hospitals and health systems, and ambulatory surgical centers. Alison regularly helps clients license and accredit new facilities, relocate, undergo mergers and changes of ownership, and navigate transactions in compliance with healthcare regulations.  

She loves the detail of these projects, and she’s passionate about ensuring that the end result meets the client’s needs. Her background means that she readily understands client goals and priorities, and she is known for providing clients with clear answers and walking them through their legal options.


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Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • International Law Review Association, Articles Editor
  • M.H.A., University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented hospital system with hospitals in six states during internal corporate reorganization.
  • Represented home health agency with facilities located in 24 states during internal corporate reorganization.
  • Advised hospital system in overhaul of process to credential non-physician practitioners.
  • Represents private equity companies investing in startup healthcare entities.
  • Represents specialty hospitals that are excluded from inpatient perspective payment system, including long-term acute care hospitals (LTCH), rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals.
  • Advises on compliance with provider-based facility regulations and requirements.
  • Structures hospital-within-hospital, distinct part units and other shared space arrangements.
  • Structures arrangements to comply with the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, applicable state fraud and abuse laws, and "provider donation rules."
  • Advises healthcare providers on compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Payment.
  • Assists providers with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, including 1115 waivers, provider taxes and uncompensated care programs.
  • Represents providers in interactions with state and federal agencies, including obtaining initial, renewal, relocation, change of ownership, and bed addition licensure and accreditation. Also in obtaining favorable decisions from CMS Regional Offices and state licensing agencies on shared space arrangements and facility relocations.
Outside the Office

Alison enjoys spending time with her family—especially when they can be outdoors or on vacation together. Favorite vacation destinations include northern Arizona and Taos, New Mexico, for ski trips.

Community Leadership
  • PediPlace, Board of Directors, 2014-present