Douglas Grimm focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and health care systems with an emphasis on regulatory counseling. Douglas is a health care regulatory lawyer who previously served as a former Chief Operating Officer of multiple acute-care hospitals throughout the United States. He remains active in health care administration as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the premier certification institution in health care management. This unique background enables Douglas to provide legal counsel with a practical, pragmatic perspective gained from a decade of experience as a health care executive.
Douglas focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and health care systems with an emphasis on regulatory counseling in the areas of compliance planning, government investigations, health information privacy and security, reimbursement issues, health information technology, peer review/medical staff and certificates of need, development of new service lines, licensure and provider enrollment, and insurance issues.
In addition to health care systems, Douglas' clients also include specialty providers, physician group practices, ambulatory surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities, diagnostic imaging centers, health maintenance organizations, and home health agencies.
He regularly represents clients before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the defense of Stark Law, anti-kickback statute, and False Claims Act (FCA) proceedings, as well as handles self-disclosure processes as appropriate. He also represents clients before the Office for Civil Rights regarding issues arising from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).