Mark Stephen Thomas

Mark Stephen Thomas

Thomas Health Law Group, P.A.
  • Health Care Law
  • Florida
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Mark concentrates his practice on representing health care providers, insurers and suppliers/manufacturers in regulatory matters before the government. He specializes in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, state licensure and transactional compliance. Mark has 30 years of experience in hospital, physician and managed care regulation and compliance. As a litigator, Mark has tried 49 healthcare cases in administrative, state and federal courts. His transactional practice includes the creation of several of Florida's most complex and comprehensive joint ventures. Mark is one of only 190 attorneys in the country who is board-certified in health law. He has graduate degrees in healthcare administration and healthcare finance, and has taught health law at the University of Florida.

Practice Area
  • Health Care Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Professional Experience
Partner
Thomas Health Law Group, P.A.
- Current
Representation of health care providers in regulatory and compliance matters.
Partner
Dell Graham, P.A.
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Representation of health care providers in regulatory and compliance matters.
Chief of Staff and Special Counsel
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
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Chief Operating Officer for state Medicaid and health care facility licensing programs.
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Florida Attorney General
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Directed nine-office health care fraud investigatory and litigation unit.
Legislative Attorney
Florida Senate
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Developed long-term care quality assurance legislation.
Assistant General Counsel
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
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Litigated Medicaid and health care facility regulation matters.
Business Analyst
Holy Cross Hospital
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Developed managed care agreements and physician joint ventures
Financial Analyst
Humana Medical Plan, Inc.
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Developed managed care and provider networks.
Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Honors
Activities: Editorial Board, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
University of Miami
MBA | Healthcare Administration
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Florida State University College of Law
MBA | Health Care Finance
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Awards
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Florida Bar Health Law Section
Member
- Current
Health Care Compliance Association
Member
- Current
Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
Member
- Current
American Bar Association Health Law Section
Member
- Current
American Health Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Florida State Bar # 1716
Member
- Current
Mental Health Subcommittee, Families and Children in the Court Steering Committee, Supreme Court of Florida
Member
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Florida KidCare Coordinating Council, State Children's Health Insurance Program
Alternate Member
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Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Board, State Children's Health Insurance Program
Alternate Vice-Chair
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Florida Health Insurance Health Advisory Board
Member
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State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
Alternate Member
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Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, Florida Office of Drug Control
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Are Forensic Evaluations "Health Care" and Are They Regulated by HIPAA?
Psychological Injury & Law
Florida's Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege in Family Court
The Florida Bar Journal
Medicare and Medicaid, Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2013
Florida Bar, Health Law Section
Medicare and Medicaid, Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2012
Florida Bar, Health Law Section
Medicare and Medicaid, Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2011
Florida Bar, Health Law Section
Hospital Employed Physicians, 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Ambulatory Surgery Foundation
Federal and Florida False Claims Acts, Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2010
Florida Bar, Health Law Section
The Federal and Florida False Claims Acts: What Defense Counsel Should Know About Qui Tam Litigation
Trial Advocacy Quarterly
Florida Health Care Fraud Laws and Recent Developments, The 18th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
American Bar Association
Factoring New State Enforcement Priorities into the Fraud and Abuse Analysis, 8th National Forum on Fraud & Abuse in the Sale and Marketing of Drugs, New York, NY
American Conference Institute
Government Roundtable Discussion on Florida Medicaid Fraud Enforcement Activities, The Florida False Claims Act and Health Care Fraud, HCCA South Atlantic Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
Health Care Compliance Association
Walking the Antitrust Tightrope, Stabilizing E.R. On-Call, Orlando, FL
Florida Hospital Association
Florida False Claims Act Litigation, False Claims Litigation in Florida, Miami, FL
Lorman Education Services
State False Claims Acts, The "Baby" False Claims Acts Are No Babies, Southeastern Health Care Fraud Conference, Atlanta, GA
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
The State False Claims "Hot List," Jurisdictions With High Levels of Enforcement and/or Unique Legislative Provisions, State False Claims Summit for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences Companies and Healthcare Providers, New York, NY
American Conference Institute
State Pricing Enforcement Update, 5th Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Government Regulation of Prescription Drug Pricing, New York, NY
American Conference Institute
Price Transparency -- Implications for Health Care, Health Policy Forum: Price Transparency in the New Congress, Washington, D.C.
Robert Betz Associates
Emerging Trends in Medicaid False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation, 2006 Health Law Institute, Orlando FL
Florida Bar
Is Competition the Answer: Did DOJ and FTC Get It Right, Or Does Regulation Still Serve Its Purpose In Healthcare?, 6th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, Orlando, FL
American Bar Association
Certifications
Board Certified in Health Law (2003; Recertified 2008 and 2013)
Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thomas Health Law Group
Social Media
Contact & Map
5200 SW 91st Terrace
Suite 101-B
Gainesville, FL 32608
USA
Telephone: (352) 372-9990
Fax: (855) 629-7101
P.O. Box 611193
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
USA
Telephone: (850) 510-0031