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  • Education
    • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1998
    • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, James Madison University, 1995
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008
Colleen Crowley understands that clients seek practical, business-focused legal advice when creating strategies to meet their goals. She draws on a wealth of experience and solid understanding of the health care industry, coupled with a firm grasp of substantive law in this highly regulated environment. Colleen focuses her practice on providing advice to a variety of health care clients, including: 
  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals
  • Health care systems
  • Nursing home facilities
  • Home health facilities
Colleen excels at analyzing the unique operational issues that large health systems face in providing patient care, and helping them find workable solutions. Her practice centers on representing clients in a variety of regulatory and transactional matters, including: 
  • Certificate of need
  • Medical staff matters
  • EMTALA issues
  • Payment disputes
  • Civil and monetary penalties
  • Appeals of licensure issues
  • Matters related to HIPAA
  • Represented hospital systems in appeals of suspension of physician privileges 
  • Represented nursing home and adult care facility clients regarding issues of penalties and patient discharge 
  • Represented hospital systems related to EMTALA investigations and disputing penalties 
  • Represented hospital system in appeal of DSH audit related to alleged cost report errors 
  • Represented various health care providers in appeals against the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and competing health care providers regarding Certificate of Need awards 
  • Appealed and defended numerous decisions concerning health care providers at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court