Patricia A. Rogers

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Patricia Rogers is a healthcare lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of administrative and regulatory compliance, healthcare transactions, and business consulting. Her experience includes Medicare fraud and abuse and Stark compliance and analysis; advising healthcare providers and business associates on HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification; representing hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, DME suppliers and other providers in disputes with payers, ZPIC and RAC audits and appeals; developing joint venture arrangements with physicians and other healthcare providers; development of medical staff bylaws for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers; counseling on physician employment arrangements, Medicare enrollment and billing; review and analysis of contracts; and organizing professional corporations and other professional entities.

As part of her practice, she also frequently assists hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other healthcare facilities with issues related to state licensure and permits, obtaining psychiatric certificates of need, EMTALA compliance, Medicare conditions of participation and Joint Commission, DNV Healthcare, and AAAHC accreditation standards, including requirements related to changes in ownership, and advises physicians and practitioners regarding professional licensure standards.

Patricia is particularly regarded for her knowledge and expertise on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and leads the firm’s dedicated HIPAA Compliance and Health Privacy Team. Her extensive work in the area includes assisting clients in performing risk assessments under the HIPAA Security Rule, developing and implementing HIPAA compliance programs, including cybersecurity, responding to cyber and ransomware attacks, investigating potential breaches, and providing breach notifications. She also provides training to covered entities and their business associates.

She has previously served as leader of the firm’s Healthcare Group.

Her achievements have earned her inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America (health care law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, where she has been named to its list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers.” She was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Health Care Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2017, honors only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each market.

Prior to entering law school, Patricia was employed in management positions with healthcare institutions and served as the administrator for the institutional review board at an academic medical center. She was formerly an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Representative Experience

  • Represented a hospital system in the settlement of a longstanding dispute with a major health plan regarding coverage and payment for certain laboratory tests that accounted for more than $5 million in revenue each year.
  • Assisted an energy company in investigating a potential HIPAA breach involving hundreds of health plan members and a health care provider and reached a satisfactory resolution without any government complaint or investigation.
  • Continued representation of an Oklahoma company that owns and operates pharmacies throughout the state with all HIPAA-related work, including review of all authorizations, subpoenas and court orders for pharmacy records.
  • Assisted a large regional not-for-profit health system in the acquisition of a hospital by handling all federal and state regulatory filings and approvals, including psychiatric certificate of need.
  • Represented a national health care company in obtaining certificates of need for psychiatric bed expansions at several facilities in Oklahoma.
  • Assisted a rural Oklahoma hospital in developing a compliance program, training and policies and procedures and providing reports to the OIG following a settlement with the federal government.
  • Represented a home health agency in the appeal of a Medicare ZPIC audit involving a contractor’s demand for a refund of more than $1 million as a result of sampling and extrapolation.
  • Serves as general counsel for a public trust hospital and advises on all legal issues, including negotiating joint ventures with physicians, developing provider-based facilities, handling emergency detention issues in its behavioral health unit, and medical staff and personnel issues.
  • Regularly counsel hospitals on responding to EMTALA complaints and Medicare and State Department of Health surveys, drafting corrective actions plans, and negotiating settlements.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (health care law)
  • Named “Oklahoma City Health Care Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers”
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Chair, Health Law Section, 2007-2008)
  • Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XXXIII)
  • Children’s Hospital Community Council
  • Friends of Cimarron Opera
  • Citizens Caring for Children, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2009-2010)
  • Festival of the Arts (Day Committee Chair, 2006-present)
  • Infant Crisis Services, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2006-2008)

Attorney Articles

Articles

New state law mandates education about end-of-life treatment

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update |

Challenges Physicians Can Expect in 2015

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update |

Government targets ‘risky business’ with free HIPAA assessment tool

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert |

HIPAA — Countdown to New Regulations

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert |

New HIPAA regulations: Begin your compliance review now

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert |

HIPAA — not always the ‘hippo’

The Journal Record |

Mystery shoppers… Coming to a hospital near you

The Journal Record |

Stark for Beginners: An Introduction to the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law

Oklahoma Bar Journal, Health Law Edition |
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At The Podium

Hospitals Under the CMS Microscope: The New Primarily Engaged in Inpatient Service Standards and Scrutiny of Provider-Based Departments

AHLA 2018 Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL | June 26, 2018

Invasion of the Data Snatchers

Healthcare Headlines Seminar
Tulsa, OK | March 29, 2018

Cybersecurity: Ransomware attacks in the Healthcare Sector

What’s Hot in Healthcare 2017 Webinar
Online | May 10, 2017

Keep Calm and Train On: HIPAA training made easy

What’s Hot in Healthcare 2017 Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 22, 2017

Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector

What’s Hot in Healthcare 2017 Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 22, 2017

Daunting, but Doable: Preparing for the next round of HIPAA audits

April 28, 2016

Practitioners Behaving Badly

Spring Cleaning; Healthcare Industry Luncheon 2016
Oklahoma City, OK | March 30, 2016

Use of social media and health care privacy

Headaches in the Healthcare Workplace Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 30, 2015

Critical Response — What you need to know when facing government healthcare investigations

Healthcare Industry Webinar
Online | July 30, 2014

Stark Reality — Navigating the requirements for fair market value in physician compensation arrangements

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Webinar
Online | June 25, 2014

HIPAA for Lawyers

South Oklahoma City Lawyer’s Association
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 27, 2014

Advanced Stark and AKS Compliance: Case Studies and Hypotheticals

Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | November 13, 2013

HIPAA for Lawyers — Countdown to enforcement

McAfee & Taft Legal Webinar Series
September 12, 2013

Ownership Disclosure Requirements and Other Regulatory Updates

Healthcare Luncheon Seminar: Vital Signs
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | September 14, 2011

Hospital-Physician Integration: Employment Approach

Healthcare Luncheon Seminar: Responding to Economic and Reimbursement Challenges
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | October 9, 2009
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Admissions:

  • Oklahoma, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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Education:

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Oklahoma City University, 1999
    • Managing Editor, Law Review; Outstanding Graduate, Class of 1999
  • M.H.S. (Health Policy and Management), Johns Hopkins University, 1985
  • B.A. (Anthropology), magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
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