H. Carol Saul is a partner in the Healthcare Practice and leads its Hospitals and Health Systems Initiatives. Ms. Saul has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in healthcare since 2009. Ms. Saul is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee and the Benefits Committee, and co-chairs the Firm's Women's Initiative.
Ms. Saul's practice focuses on regulatory counseling to investors in the healthcare sector and to a broad range of providers: hospitals, academic medical centers, physical therapy, and home and community-based services providers, including home health, hospice, infusion therapy, home medical equipment (HME) and assisted living.
Ms. Saul’s areas of focus include the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws, compliance counseling, privacy and security (HIPAA/HITECH Act), health regulatory due diligence and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters. She also has extensive experience with HIPAA compliance, enforcement and audits; safe harbor structuring of healthcare joint ventures; voluntary disclosure counseling; multistate credit balance analysis; and Medicaid Part B enrollment and termination issues. She frequently advises boards of directors on regulatory risk and compliance.
Ms. Saul is certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association and serves on the American Bar Association Task Force for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act compliance. She is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Accreditation Program and a past president of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Board. Ms. Saul serves on the Board of the Directors of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential. Ms. Saul is also a charter member of the High Museum of Art and a member of The Temple, Hebrew Benevolent Congregation of Atlanta.
Advised health system on innovative agreement with leading equipment supplier
- Advised health system on regulatory compliance issues related to innovative, long-term arrangement with major equipment supplier which included risk-based components; sought OIG Advisory Opinion to address the novel relationship.
Assisted hospital with orthopedic sports medicine program
- Assisted hospital with development of its orthopedic sports medicine program, to provide services to school sports programs in hospital's geographic area, and development of protocols and governance documents for its concussion prevention program.
Health regulatory adviser on private equity investor's acquisition
- Served as health regulatory counsel on private equity investor’s acquisition of a Southwest-based provider of outsourced third-party eligibility, revenue cycle management and billing services for 300 hospitals in 33 states. Focus included compliance with Social Security disability advocacy requirements, permissibility under state law of percentage fees for billing and impact of need to obtain new biller submitter IDs on timing of closing and structure of transaction.