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Kim Harvey Looney

Kim Looney is a partner at the firm’s Nashville office and is a member of the Health Care and FDA practice group. Kim regularly works with health care clients on operational issues such as licensing, state matters, Medicare certification and reimbursement, reimbursement audits, integrated delivery systems, contracts, corporate governance, CON applications and hearings, and recruitment and employment. She also has significant experience advising clients on complex Stark and federal Anti-Kickback regulations, as well as compliance issues related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse. 

Kim’s extensive experience in structuring joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions includes analysis of fraud and abuse and regulatory issues. 

Prior to joining the firm, Kim served as a partner at a U.S. law firm where she focused her practice on health care regulatory compliance. She has represented a variety of clients, including hospitals and physician organizations, outpatient service providers, long-term care providers, home health and hospice organizations, investor-owned and non-profit providers, and psychiatric services providers. Kim is also an active speaker on health care topics at national and state conferences and teleconferences.

  • Chambers USA, Healthcare: Regulatory (Tennessee) (2016–2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
    • Adminstrative/Regulatory Law (2018–2021)
    • Corporate Law (2016–2021)
    • Health Care Law (2007–2021)
    • Litigation - Health Care (2019–2021)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Healthcare (2006–2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-rated
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar (2019)
  • Nashville Business Journal, Recognized as a “Healthcare Hero”
  • InCharge Healthcare, Recognizeed in Nashville Medical News
  • Executive Committee, President, Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Executive Committee and Past Chair of Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Inaugural Class of Leadership Law, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Health Law Section of the Nashville Bar Association
  • Attorney for Justice, as recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow, ABA Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Executive Committee, Leadership Law Program
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nashville General Hospital Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Franklin Road Academy
  • Co-Chair, Pizzazz (fundraiser for Franklin Road Academy)
  • Co-Chair, Bal d'Hiver, the oldest charity ball in Nashville for the benefit of Family and Children's Service, CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • Secretary, Board of Directors for Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • Co-Chair, Opera Ball for the benefit of Nashville Opera
  • Co-Chair, Paddock Club for Steeplechase, benefitting Monroe Carroll, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Co-Chair, Crown Affair, for the benefit of Fifty Forward
  • Co-Chair, Golden Hour, for the benefit of Lifeflight and Trauma Survivors Network for Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Co-Chair, Heart Gala for the American Heart Association Member, Heart Gala Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair, La Bella Notte for the benefit of Nashville Opera
  • Co-Chair - Power of the Purse for Women's Fund of Community Foundation Co-Chair Fall Harvest Dinner for the benefit of Cheekwood
  • Alumna, Nashville Young Leaders Council
  • Physicians and Hospital Law Institute, AHLA, 10 February 2020 
  • Health Care Transactions, AHLA, 20 April 2020
  • Health Care Transactions, AHLA, 1 May 2019 
  • Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, AHLA, 20 March 2019 
  • Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, AHLA, 4 February 2019
  • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute 2019, 24 January 2019 
  • Fundamentals of Health Law, AHLA, 11 November 2018 
  • Fraud and Compliance Forum, AHLA, 26 September 2018 
  • Health Care Transactions, AHLA, 10 May 2018  
  • Fundamentals of Health Law, AHLA, 6 November 2017  
  • Health Care Transactions, AHLA, 26 April 2017 
  • Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, AHLA, 1 February 2017
  • Editor and Author, “Health Care and Life Sciences Transactions: Understanding the Legal Consequences of The Health Care Deal,” AHLA/Lexis Publication, 20 April 2020
  • “Florida, Georgia Changes to Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Are Biggest in Southeast,” PG Alert, 1 August 2019
  • “Several Southeastern States Seek to Eliminate or Relax Certificate of Need Laws,” PG Alert, 15 March 2019 
  • “State Health Care Fraud Law: An AHLA 50-State Survey with Summaries and Links,” Quick Reference Library, 6 September 2018 
  • “Business Law & Governance,” PG Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 1, November 2017
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