Bob Coffield is a partner in the law firm of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC and based out of Charleston, West Virginia. Bob has more than 25 years of experience in health care law. He counsels hospitals, physicians, physician groups, health technology companies, rural health clinics, home health providers, dialysis providers and health care trade organizations. Bob has the unique ability to merge a deep knowledge and understanding of the technical, regulatory and business aspects of health care with a practical approach to helping clients achieve favorable results.

“I have a willingness and curiosity to understand the complex legal and business issues of the health care regulatory environment to help my clients.”

Bob’s vast experience includes health regulatory compliance and litigation, certificate of need, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other business transactions, drafting and negotiating provider service and business agreements, provider billing, fraud issues and insurance payor disputes, as well as other state and federal health law issues. Bob assists healthcare clients in responding to HIPAA privacy and security breach investigations, health record or data audits and payor overpayment demands, including Medicare, Medicaid and private payors.

Bob also handles health care technology and health data issues, including privacy, security, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, implementation and operation of electronic health record (EHR) systems and electronic medical record (EMR) software and the emerging legal issues surrounding Health 2.0 technologies and health care social media. He regularly provides commentary on health law and health technology related industry news and information via Twitter at @BobCoffield.

Bob is also skilled in providing general corporate, business, transactional, contract review and negotiation for non-health care clients including real property, oil and gas, land and mineral owners, and Marcellus and Utica well pad agreement and leases.

Outside of work, Bob works tirelessly to create a more positive attitude about West Virginia through his personal and business connections to non-native West Virginians, social media and his work with groups like Create West Virginia, a West Virginia nonprofit, promoting new economic thinking, entrepreneurship, education, technology innovation, diversity and the importance of quality of place.

Bob is a graduate from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia in 1988 with a B.A., English and graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1993 with a J.D.

I founded Health Care Law Blog in 2004, which focuses on health care and legal issues, health care law related industry news, privacy, security, health care social media, technology and other odds and ends.

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