Gina Greenwood is a shareholder who practices from Baker Donelson’s Atlanta and Macon offices. Ms. Greenwood concentrates her practice on a wide range of privacy/security matters.
These include cyber liability, risk management, big data issues, financial, personal and medical data breaches and the investigation, response, notification and defense of data breaches, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule compliance and HIPAA breaches; HITECH Act Compliance; Red Flag Rules compliance; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) compliance; 42 C.F.R. Part 2 federal alcohol and drug abuse privacy compliance, FTC Act privacy/security compliance, PCI Standard Compliance, state privacy laws, identity theft, IT and EHR implementation and donation; Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and physician integration accountable care organizations (ACOs); Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) compliance, investigations, hearings, and survey responses; fraud and abuse compliance plans, advice and investigations; Medicare/Medicaid audits, Joint Commission and licensure compliance and training boot camps; reimbursement issues; certificate of need (CON) matters; hospital and medical staff bylaw drafting and revision; drug diversion and self-reporting; risk management assessments; emergency preparedness (pandemic/Ebola); mental health issues and psychiatric and substance abuse involuntary commitment and guardianships; corporate health care transactions; contract drafting and general business advice; and many other regulatory and compliance matters pertinent to large and small businesses, device/pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care entities.
Ms. Greenwood has authored numerous data privacy/security and health care materials including HIPAA Privacy and Security policy manuals, licensure policy manuals, Internet-based employee training modules, fraud and abuse compliance plans/programs and employee manuals.
She is a frequent speaker on the topics of licensure/Joint Commission compliance, avoiding medical malpractice, reporting medical errors, electronic health records, fraud and abuse, HIPAA and EMTALA compliance data breaches and various other health care topics.
Prior to graduating from law school at Mercer University, Ms. Greenwood interned for the Honorable Judge Tommy Day Wilcox Jr., Superior Court Judge of the Macon Judicial Circuit in the summer of 1999.
Ms. Greenwood received her J.D. degree with Advanced Legal Writing Certification from Mercer University School of Law, where she earned the Faculty’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing. Ms. Greenwood has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in health care and has been selected as one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” in Healthcare Law by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Ms. Greenwood was selected by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a national EMTALA legal expert and provided oral testimony for a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) hearing in Washington, D.C., and corresponding written testimony, which was included in the USCCR “Patient Dumping” report to U.S. Congress (submitted September 2014).
Ms. Greenwood plays a very active role in her community and various civic organizations, including her church. Ms. Greenwood serves on the Vineville United Methodist Church Pleasant Hill Committee. She recently rotated off the United Methodist Women Executive Board, the Counsel on Ministries Committees and the Goodwill Fundraising Gala Committee. She serves on Campus Clubs Ministries Board of Directors. She and her husband also serve as host parents to a child at the Masonic Home of Georgia.
- Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2001
- The University of Georgia, B.S., 1993, magna cum laude
ADMISSIONS : Georgia, 2001
- Provided direct, daily (offsite and onsite) general business and regulatory compliance guidance to health systems, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, dialysis companies, personal care homes, physician/dental practices and ambulance providers.
- Served as lead and/or co-regulatory compliance counsel in corporate transactions valued at up to $1 billion.
- Successfully defended numerous providers through HIPAA breaches and personal data security breaches and the corresponding federal and state law requirements and investigations; served as regulatory counsel in privacy lawsuits.
- Co-authored 700 pages of policies and procedures, presented lectures at statewide hospital training conferences and conducted daily help-line services for a hospital association’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Program.
- Advised HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates in HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification compliance and state consumer privacy compliance.
- Authored fraud and abuse compliance plans/programs, codes of conduct and employee manuals for various types of health care entities; served as regulatory counsel to clients and the litigation teams in fraud and abuse government investigations.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for U.S. Sector
- Member – Georgia State Bar Association (Health Law Section)
- Member – American Health Lawyers Association
- Member – Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
- Member – International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
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