Jeffrey S. Moore Partner
Resident in the Tupelo office
662-842-7907  direct

Jeff Moore practices in the area of health care law. He represents hospitals, freestanding health care providers, managed care and physician clients on Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, corporate compliance matters, Anti-Kickback Act and Stark law issues, and health care transactions. His health law practice includes defending health care providers and suppliers undergoing investigations and audits, including handling Medicare and Medicaid claims appeals.

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Jeff Moore practices in the area of health care law. He represents hospitals, freestanding health care providers, managed care and physician clients on Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, corporate compliance matters, Anti-Kickback Act and Stark law issues, and health care transactions. His health law practice includes defending health care providers and suppliers undergoing investigations and audits, including handling Medicare and Medicaid claims appeals.

Mr. Moore assists hospitals and other health care clients in physician relation matters, including the drafting of medical staff bylaws and the handling of peer review hearings. He also handles administrative appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and the Office of Inspector General, advising clients regarding state certificate of need laws and other state licensure issues and assisting in the preparation and negotiation of contractual arrangements between hospitals, physicians and other health care entities including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions and joint venture arrangements. He is also a member of Phelps Dunbar’s health care corporate compliance team, which performs legal risk analysis functions and the preparation of corporate compliance plans regarding Medicare billing issues, fraud and abuse, the Stark laws and other laws applicable to the operation of a hospital, health care system or physician’s clinic.

Experience

  • Representing health care providers and suppliers in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Representing hospitals and physicians in Medicare and Medicaid claims appeals.
  • Defending health care providers and suppliers undergoing government investigations and audits.
  • Representation of hospitals in EMTALA investigations, settlement negotiations with the Office of Inspector General and administrative appeals before the QIO and OIG.
  • Representation of hospital clients in certificate of need and licensure matters.
  • Representation of hospitals in risk analysis portion of corporate compliance programs and in development of corporate compliance plans and related policies.
  • Representation of hospital in settlement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding geographic reclassification.
  • Representation of hospitals undergoing complaint and full Medicare surveys.
  • Representation of physicians and nurses before their respective licensing boards.
  • Representation of providers on reimbursement issues before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.
  • Representing clients before Congressional delegations on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Representation of hospitals and managed care organizations in peer review matters and related peer review hearings.
  • Representation of hospital and health care clients in preparation of medical staff bylaws and related documents.

Insights

Publications
  • Health Law Alert: Hospital Pricing Transparency Rule to Go Into Effect On January 1, 2019 (October, 2018)
  • Health Law Alert: Texting of Patient Information Between Healthcare Providers (January, 2018)
  • Co-Author, “EMTALA’s Application to Psychiatric Patients,” The RAP Sheet (December 2017)
  • Author, "Expansion of Medicare 3-Day Payment Window Rule," The RAP Sheet (March 2012)
  • Co-Author, "2009 Revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule," The RAP Sheet (March 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Medicare Payment Methodologies and Adjustments Applicable to Providers and Suppliers Located in Rural Areas," 2009 Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Update (2009)
  • Author, "Best Practices for Fraud and Abuse Investigations," Inside the Minds series - Responding to Health Care Fraud and Abuse Investigations, Leading Lawyers on Responding to Initial Allegations, Minimizing Exposure, and Negotiating Settlements (2008)
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "A Quick RV Ride Through Federal and State Fraud and Abuse Laws," Mississippi Chapter of HFMA (August 2015)
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Health Care Law - A CLE Briefing," The Mississippi Bar Health Law Section (May 2015) (May, 2015)
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program Webinar (November, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Jackson "RAC Roundtable" (February, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Tupelo "RAC Roundtable" (February, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Jackson Health Care Briefing - NEW LOCATION (January, 2012)
  • "RAC, HIPAA and Health Care Contracting,Your 2012 Survival Guide," Tupelo and Jackson, Mississippi (January 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Tupelo Health Care Briefing (December, 2011)
  • Phelps Dunbar Mobile Health Care Briefing (December, 2011)
  • "Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and the Impact of Health Care Reform on the Law," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Tunica, Mississippi (January 2011)
  • "Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and the Impact of Health Care Reform on The Law," Webinar sponsored by West LegalEdcenter (May 2010)
  • "RAC, EHRs and HIPAA: Your 2009 Survival Guide," Tupelo and Madison, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (July 2009)
  • "Hospital Incentives for the Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Moratorium on the Issuance of Medicaid Regulations," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Jackson, Mississippi (June 2009)
  • "Health Care Provisions Included in President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget," American Health Lawyers Association, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2009)
  • "New Stark Rules and How They Will Impact You," Tupelo and Madison, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2008)
  • "Hospital/Physician Contracting and Fair Market Value Issues Under the Stark Law," The University of Mississippi Continuing Legal Education Health Care Law, Jackson, Mississippi (August 2008)
  • "Hospital/Physician Contracting and Fair Market Value Issues Under the Stark Law," Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee (May 2008)
Events
  • Presenter, Phelps Dunbar LLP's Compliance Series Webinar; "The Two Midnight Rule, Physician Certification Rules and CMS's Offer to Settle Inpatient Admission Claim Denials" (October 2014)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar Association - Health Law Section (Chairman 2001-2002 and 2015-2016, Vice-Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Vice Chair of Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group)
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association 
  • Lee County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1994-1995)

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Health Care Law
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009-2015

Industries

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Tulane University
    B.A., magna cum laude, in English, 1988; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Representing health care providers and suppliers in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Representing hospitals and physicians in Medicare and Medicaid claims appeals.
  • Defending health care providers and suppliers undergoing government investigations and audits.
  • Representation of hospitals in EMTALA investigations, settlement negotiations with the Office of Inspector General and administrative appeals before the QIO and OIG.
  • Representation of hospital clients in certificate of need and licensure matters.
  • Representation of hospitals in risk analysis portion of corporate compliance programs and in development of corporate compliance plans and related policies.
  • Representation of hospital in settlement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding geographic reclassification.
  • Representation of hospitals undergoing complaint and full Medicare surveys.
  • Representation of physicians and nurses before their respective licensing boards.
  • Representation of providers on reimbursement issues before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.
  • Representing clients before Congressional delegations on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Representation of hospitals and managed care organizations in peer review matters and related peer review hearings.
  • Representation of hospital and health care clients in preparation of medical staff bylaws and related documents.
Publications
  • Health Law Alert: Hospital Pricing Transparency Rule to Go Into Effect On January 1, 2019 (October, 2018)
  • Health Law Alert: Texting of Patient Information Between Healthcare Providers (January, 2018)
  • Co-Author, “EMTALA’s Application to Psychiatric Patients,” The RAP Sheet (December 2017)
  • Author, "Expansion of Medicare 3-Day Payment Window Rule," The RAP Sheet (March 2012)
  • Co-Author, "2009 Revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule," The RAP Sheet (March 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Medicare Payment Methodologies and Adjustments Applicable to Providers and Suppliers Located in Rural Areas," 2009 Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Update (2009)
  • Author, "Best Practices for Fraud and Abuse Investigations," Inside the Minds series - Responding to Health Care Fraud and Abuse Investigations, Leading Lawyers on Responding to Initial Allegations, Minimizing Exposure, and Negotiating Settlements (2008)
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "A Quick RV Ride Through Federal and State Fraud and Abuse Laws," Mississippi Chapter of HFMA (August 2015)
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Health Care Law - A CLE Briefing," The Mississippi Bar Health Law Section (May 2015) (May, 2015)
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program Webinar (November, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Jackson "RAC Roundtable" (February, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Tupelo "RAC Roundtable" (February, 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Jackson Health Care Briefing - NEW LOCATION (January, 2012)
  • "RAC, HIPAA and Health Care Contracting,Your 2012 Survival Guide," Tupelo and Jackson, Mississippi (January 2012)
  • Phelps Dunbar Tupelo Health Care Briefing (December, 2011)
  • Phelps Dunbar Mobile Health Care Briefing (December, 2011)
  • "Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and the Impact of Health Care Reform on the Law," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Tunica, Mississippi (January 2011)
  • "Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and the Impact of Health Care Reform on The Law," Webinar sponsored by West LegalEdcenter (May 2010)
  • "RAC, EHRs and HIPAA: Your 2009 Survival Guide," Tupelo and Madison, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (July 2009)
  • "Hospital Incentives for the Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Moratorium on the Issuance of Medicaid Regulations," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Jackson, Mississippi (June 2009)
  • "Health Care Provisions Included in President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget," American Health Lawyers Association, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2009)
  • "New Stark Rules and How They Will Impact You," Tupelo and Madison, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2008)
  • "Hospital/Physician Contracting and Fair Market Value Issues Under the Stark Law," The University of Mississippi Continuing Legal Education Health Care Law, Jackson, Mississippi (August 2008)
  • "Hospital/Physician Contracting and Fair Market Value Issues Under the Stark Law," Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee (May 2008)
Events
  • Presenter, Phelps Dunbar LLP's Compliance Series Webinar; "The Two Midnight Rule, Physician Certification Rules and CMS's Offer to Settle Inpatient Admission Claim Denials" (October 2014)
  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar Association - Health Law Section (Chairman 2001-2002 and 2015-2016, Vice-Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Vice Chair of Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group)
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association 
  • Lee County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1994-1995)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Health Care Law
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009-2015