Maureen Demarest Murray

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Maureen Murray advises and litigates concerning certificate of need, facility licensure and certification surveys and penalty appeals, and other health care regulatory matters at all levels.  She regularly represents health care providers in medical staff and peer review matters, reimbursement appeals, fraud and abuse investigations and business disputes.  She counsels hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, medical technology companies and physician groups on matters such as corporate compliance, EMTALA, credentialing, HIPAA, patient care, medical ethics, professional licensing, and risk management and acquisition of facilities.

Maureen has spoken to the American Health Care Association on nursing home survey and enforcement and liability issues.  She has presented for the American Health Lawyers Association on long term care liability and risk management issues.  She has been a speaker for the North Carolina Health Information Management Association on HIPAA and confidentiality of medical information.  She has also spoken for the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association and the North Carolina Hospital Association, on HIPAA, corporate compliance, EMTALA, liability, medical staff and certificate of need issues.

Education

  • J.D., Patrick Wilson Scholar, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University, 1977

Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • North Carolina, 1980

Achievements

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected by her peers as 2011 Greensboro Best Lawyers Health Care Lawyer of the Year (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)
  • Selected for inclusion in Nightingale's Healthcare News 2008 list of Outstanding Hospital Lawyers
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Health Care Law, listed more than 20 years
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Health Care (2006-2014), and as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina (2006-2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers North Carolina State Committee, 2009-2011
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys Member of Health Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association: Council Member 1988-1991; Nominating Committee 1990; Ethics Committee 1991
  • North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission 1986-1995 - Chair 1990-1995; Vice-Chair 1989-90
  • North Carolina Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division: Pre-Law Counseling Committee 1984-85 - Chair 1985-86; Member 1984-85
  • Greensboro Bar Association: Member of Board of Directors 1983-85; Young Lawyers Division: Treasurer 1982-83; Chair 1985-86

Civic and Community Service

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Patrick Wilson Scholarship Committee 2005-
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Annual Law Firm Gift Committee – 2003-
  • Vanderbilt Law Admission Interview Program
  • Duke University: Class Gift Committee - 1990-92; 1996-97; 2001-02; 2006-07
    • Triad Development Council 1993-1995
    • Benjamin Duke Scholarship Advisory Committee - 1989-93; Chair 1991-93
    • Class Agent - 1987-88
    • Alumni Advisory Admissions Committee - past member

Publications

  • "A Good Defense is the Best Offense Against Fraud Claims," Looking at Long Term Care, October, 2010
  • "Risk Management Considerations in a Time of Medical Malpractice Crisis," American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care Program Materials, February 2003
  • "Employee Health Plan Sponsor HIPAA Privacy Templates," January 2003
  • HIPAA Manual and Model Forms for North Carolina Nursing Homes for the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, December 2002
  • "Plans of Correction" chapter for American Health Care Association's Legal Handbook: Survey, Certification and Enforcement, 1995

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • "Heightened Health Care Fraud Enforcement," NCACPA 2013 Healthcare Industry Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 14, 2013
  • Co-presenter, "Health Reform Highlights: An Overview of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and What it Means for Providers," Smith Moore Leatherwood WEBINAR, May 2010
  • "Legal Update" – Presentation to Piedmont Chapter of North Carolina Health Information Management Association – April 16, 2010
  • Panel Member, Triad Healthcare Executive Forum, Local Chapter. American College of Healthcare Executives, August 18, 2009
  • "Release of PHI to Enforcement" – Risk Management Symposium, Greensboro AHEC, March 2009
  • "Legal Update" – Presentation to Piedmont Chapter of North Carolina Health Information Management Association – December 12, 2008
  • Changes to Joint Commission Standard MS.1.20: Hospital Medical Staff Rules—Telephone Seminar, January 17, 2008
  • Moses Cone Health System – Presentations to various Moses Cone work groups on HIPAA and Law Enforcement, Surrogacy, Adoption, Minor Consent and Drug Screening of Newborns, Fall 2006
  • "Current Compliance Issues in Long Term Care," Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 20, 2005
  • "Risk Management Measures and Implementation of NC Peer Review Protections," North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 22, 2004
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Presentation, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 30, 2004
  • "Legal Implications Regarding Restraints," Medical Review of North Carolina, Inc., Teleconference, January 22, 2004
  • "Legal Implications Regarding Restraints," Medical Review of North Carolina, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, November 6, 2003
  • "HIPAA Compliance As a Group Health Plan," Triad CFO Roundtable, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 24, 2003
  • "Surveys:  How to Respond," North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 18, 2003
  • "HIPAA Compliance as a Group Health Plan," sponsored by Furr & Associates, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 3, 2003
  • "Risk Management Considerations in a Time of Medical Malpractice Crisis," American Health Lawyers Association Program, Long Term Care and The Law, Phoenix, Arizona, February 20, 2003
  • "Medical Records – ID Theft," Interview for WBTV – Charlotte, North Carolina, aired February 10, 2003
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Training for North Carolina Long Term Care Facilities, North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, multiple sessions, 2003
  • "HIPAA Legal Issues and Compliance," NC Hospital Association Hospital Counsel Program, Cary, NC, April 18, 2002
  • "Practical Legal Considerations of HIPAA Compliance," Virginia Chapter, Health Care Financial Management Association, Roanoke, Virginia, November 26, 2001
  • "Practical Considerations of HIPAA Compliance," North Carolina Health Information Management Association Mid-Year Workshop, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 2, 2001
  • "Survival of the Fittest: Steps Safeguarding You and Your Facility – A Practical Guide to Corporate Compliance," North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association Annual Meeting, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 7, 2000
  • "Using Plaintiff's Expert As Our Expert, Deposing Experts," American Health Care Association Legal Defense Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 1999
  • "Nursing Home Liability – The Best Defense is a Good Offense," The North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, Greenville, North Carolina – April 28, 1999; Hickory, North Carolina – April 29, 1999
  • "Liability Issues in Today's Health Care Market," The Health Law and Policy Association of UNC Law, Second Annual Spring Conference, the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 24, 1999
  • "Plans of Correction under the Survey, Certification and Enforcement Rule" American Health Care Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 1996