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Mary P. Parsons

Special Counsel
Columbia | 803.253.6869
Fax | 803.255.8017

Mary Parsons is special counsel in Parker Poe's Columbia office and works with the Health Care Group. She has extensive experience representing hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other post-acute providers in state and federal regulatory and legislative matters. She also assists health care providers with operational and governance issues, including risk management, organizational policies and procedures, and general contract issues.

Mary is a former in-house counsel and vice president of several hospital systems. In her previous roles, she worked with hospitals, physician practices and their related entities in all aspects of operational matters. She has firsthand experience helping providers navigate the myriad of health care regulations that impact their everyday practices.

Representative Experience

  • Counseled hospitals, physicians, and other providers on regulatory compliance issues, including Stark, Fraud and Abuse, EMTALA, and HIPAA.
  • Reviewed and approved hospital and physician contracts to be in compliance with federal regulations, including employment, recruitment, and professional services arrangements.
  • Advised hospitals and other providers regarding a variety of legal issues that include patient rights, employment and personnel matters, medical staff issues, telehealth, confidentiality of medical records, risk management, and general contract issues.
  • Trained staff on compliance issues regarding corporate integrity agreements as well as compliance with other regulations such as the Emergency Medical and Treatment Act.
  • Advised health care providers regarding Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and reimbursement from other third-party payers. 
  • Analyzed medical staff bylaws to minimize risk.

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Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Healthcare Law Section, Past Chairman