Corporate and Healthcare Law
RezLegal, LLC

Samantha L. Prokop

Samantha L. Prokop

Corporate and Healthcare Law

Contacts

(904) 638-3065

Sam’s practice is focused on serving healthcare and corporate clients in a variety of matters from starting new businesses to mergers and acquisitions.  Sam’s practice focuses on healthcare regulatory compliance work including pro-active HIPAA and other compliance reviews and defense of providers undergoing healthcare regulatory audits.  Sam has served as a Risk Manager and General Counsel for healthcare systems.

Sam also enjoys helping clients develop revenue enhancement strategies to take advantage of ever-changing laws and regulations. Sam assists clients in developing unique business models to allow healthcare and other business entities and professionals to take advantage of new payment methodologies within the confines of the law.  Special projects include creation of new ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), gainsharing programs, management services organizations (MSOs), group purchasing organizations (GPOs), medical device distribution companies, integrated physician associations (IPAs), in-house laboratories, ancillary services, and other strategic initiatives.

Sam regularly assists clients in the following areas:

  • Regulatory Compliance
    • HIPAA pro active compliance reviews
    • HIPAA audit and breach defense
    • Regulatory compliance reviews (examining compensation and payment arrangements with referral sources)
    • Licensure and accreditation preparation assistance
    • Education and assistance in handling fraud allegations
  • Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fraud and Abuse Compliance
    • Licensure/certification issues and disputes
    • Stark Law
    • Anti-Kickback Statute
    • False Claims Act
    • Civil Monetary Penalty provisions
    • Compliance analyses and assessments
  • General Counsel
  • Risk Management
  • Overpayment Appeals
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Revenue Enhancement Strategies
    • IPAs
    • MSOs
    • GPOs
    • ACOs
    • Gainsharing
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Healthcare and Corporate Dispute Resolution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Compliance Plans

EDUCATION

University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (2010)
Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, B.A., Summa Cum Laude (2006)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • RezLegal, LLC- Jacksonville, FL (January 2015-present)
  • Brennan, Manna & Diamond,- Akron, OH and Jacksonville, FL (2008-2015)
  • Lake Health, 2008-2015

PRESENTATIONS

  • Ebola and the Public Health System: Risk Management Legal Duties in Fighting a Deadly Infectious Disease, American Bar Association, panel speaker, October 28, 2014
  • FACTA Compliance: Red Flags Rule for Businesses, American Public Power Association, Jacksonville, FL, October 27, 2014
  • The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law (Federal and State), National Business Institute, Jacksonville, FL, April 23, 2014
  • OSHA Workplace Safety, National Business Institute, Jacksonville, FL, April 23, 2014
  • Clinical Risk Reduction Strategies and PSO Initiatives, Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety, August 2013
  • Legal Risk and Financial Implications of Physician Acquisition and Integration, Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety, August 2013 (co-presenter)
  • Changes to Ohio’s Medicaid Reimbursement via the Integrated Care Delivery System, OHCA Annual Long Term Care Convention, April 30, 2013
  • Audit Survival for Chiropractors, Tri-County Chiropractic Association of Ohio, OSCA District 5, April 18, 2013
  • Behavioral Health Strategic Initiatives via ACOs, Symposium for Mental & Behavioral Health Providers, Board Members, and Administrators, February 27, 2013
  • Health Home Initiative, Symposium for Mental & Behavioral Health Providers, Board Members, and Administrators, February 27, 2013
  • Collaboration with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Symposium for Mental & Behavioral Health Providers, Board Members, and Administrators, February 27, 2013
  • Developments in Radiological and Ultrasound Malpractice Laws in Ohio, Northeast Ohio Ultrasound Society, February 2, 2013
  • Advance Directives in Ohio: Working in Collaboration with Healthcare Providers, Lake County Bar Association, Probate Committee, January 2012
  • Understanding Advance Directives in Ohio: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide, Lake Health Ethics Committee, August 2011
  • Patient Safety Perspectives, Lake Health, March 2011
  • Advance Directives: Patient Rights, Provider Protection, Lake Health Ethics Committee, November 2010
  • Nursing Law in Ohio, Lake Health, November 2010

PUBLICATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Common Compliance Pitfalls, MD Life, December 2015
  • The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law (Federal and State), National Business Institute, educational program handout April 23, 2014
  • Workplace Safety, National Business Institute, educational program handout April 23, 2014
  • Keeping What You’ve Earned: Offensive and Defensive Strategies for Handling Overpayment Audits and Appeals, Ohio State Chiropractic Association, March 2013 (co-author)
  • Suits Possible for Failure to Report Child Abuse, ED Legal Letter, October 2012 (contributor)
  • Spotlight on Doctors’ Role in Prescription Drug Abuse, Physician Risk Management, Vol. I, No.2, August 2012 (contributor)
  • Off-Label Prescribing? Know Evidence Base! Physician Risk Management, Vol. I, No. 9, March 2013 (contributor)
  • EPs Face Legal Risks with Discharging Psych Patients, ED Legal Letter, February 2013 (contributor)
  • Copy and Paste in ED: Dangerous Practice, ED Legal Letter, Vol. 23, No. 11, November 2012 (contributor)

ACTIVITIES

  • Northeast Florida Professional Alliance
  • ElderSource Institute, Inc. – Board of Directors