Charlene L. McGinty

Partner

Atlanta
T +1 404.256.8232  |  F +1 404.459.5734

"[Charlene] impresses sources with her expertise in regulatory and transactional healthcare matters."

— Chambers USA 2015

Charlene McGinty represents healthcare providers and companies in the areas of health law and regulatory compliance, including transactional and operational work. She also acts as outside general counsel for physicians and physician organizations.

Charlene writes and lectures on a wide scope of health law issues for organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association, the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Southeastern Health Care Fraud Institute and the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Her publications and speeches focus on topics affecting facilities and providers.

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  • Represents hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, academic medical centers, and ancillary services providers in health law and regulatory matters.
  • Represents physicians and physician organizations in relation to federal and state fraud and abuse and physician self-referral laws, fee-splitting, corporate practice of medicine, compliance audits, physician recruitment and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy implementation.
  • Represents clients in the areas of federal and state regulation (including Medicare, Medicaid and private payor reimbursement issues), mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures, joint ventures and affiliations, structuring of business relationships, facility operations, health service delivery, professional services contracts, physician recruitment, managed care arrangements, tax exemption issues and corporate governance, and internal investigations and compliance matters.
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Experience

  • Represents hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, academic medical centers, and ancillary services providers in health law and regulatory matters.
  • Represents physicians and physician organizations in relation to federal and state fraud and abuse and physician self-referral laws, fee-splitting, corporate practice of medicine, compliance audits, physician recruitment and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy implementation.
  • Represents clients in the areas of federal and state regulation (including Medicare, Medicaid and private payor reimbursement issues), mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures, joint ventures and affiliations, structuring of business relationships, facility operations, health service delivery, professional services contracts, physician recruitment, managed care arrangements, tax exemption issues and corporate governance, and internal investigations and compliance matters.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Healthcare in Georgia (2009 to 2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2011 to 2017)
    • Atlanta: Health Care Law
  • Georgia "Super Lawyer" (2006 to 2017)

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • President (2016)
    • President Elect Designate (2014 to 2015)
    • Board of Directors (2008 to 2015)
    • Executive Committee (2012 to 2015)
    • Finance Committee, Chair (2014 to 2015)
    • Practice Group Board Committee, Chair (2012 to 2014)
    • Physicians Law Institute, Program Chair (2006 to 2012)
    • Program Planning Committee (2004 to 2005)
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group
      • Chair (2004 to 2007)
      • Vice Chair (1999 to 2004)
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Corporate and Banking Law Section
    • Business and Finance Law Section
    • Health Law Section
      • Executive Committee Chair (2000 to 2001)
      • Executive Committee Member (1994 to 2000)

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Prior Positions

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge: Partner

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 1986
  • B.A., University of Kentucky, 1981