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Dorothy H. "DeeDee" Murphy

Raleigh | 919.835.4646
Fax | 919.834.4564

DeeDee Murphy is an associate with Parker Poe’s Health Care practice group in Raleigh. Her practice is devoted to advising health care clients on compliance and regulatory matters, including issues relating to provider operations, business formation and structure, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, penalty, and Certificate of Need appeals.

She regularly advises hospitals and health care providers on operational and governance issues, including organizational structure, formation and corporate governance, and general contract review and negotiation. She also advises clients on a number of compliance issues, including licensure, Certificate of Need, government audits, privacy, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues, and prepayment and postpayment reviews.

DeeDee brings a unique educational background to the firm, having obtained both her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has developed a diverse skill set and knowledge of the health care industry and health law through her educational coursework and her professional experiences from working with a variety of organizations—an acute care hospital, a health care consulting firm, the Health and Public Assistance Section of the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, and the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. Notably, she offers her clients more than six years of experience as a health care consultant for hospital systems, long-term care facilities and physician practices. In her role as a health care consultant, DeeDee gained significant hands-on experience in assisting health care providers with strategic planning and regulatory compliance concerns, as well as matters involving Certificates of Need.

While earning her master's degree, DeeDee served as a teaching assistant for health law courses—both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. During law school, she served as executive editor of the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology as well as president of the Carolina Mediation Society. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science, with highest distinction, from UNC in 2003, where she was named to Phi Beta Kappa.

Representative Experience

Transactional Experience

  • Represented $10 million niche private equity fund in multiple acquisitions of behavioral health care companies, including coordination of due diligence
  • Represented a physician practice in forming infusion therapy clinical practices in multiple states, which included in-depth regulatory analysis on a federal and state basis including, but not limited to, Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) issues, licensing issues and complex ownership structures
  • Represented a physician practice in forming a life sciences company
  • Represented seller in an asset sale of a behavioral health care company
  • Represented rural health care provider in multitude of operational contracts and compliance issues
  • Negotiated contracts relating to health care and related services

Litigation Experience

  • Represented health care providers with Certificate of Need and licensing issues
  • Represented health care providers in Medicaid audits, including settlement negotiations and hearings
  • Prevailed in an administrative hearing in New Mexico involving an alleged Medicaid recoupment of approximately $12 million, which was reduced to $896.35
  • Obtained numerous favorable settlements involving Medicaid audits

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Honors & Awards

  • Delta Omega
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars


  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association