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  • Education
    • LLM, DePaul University College of Law, 1995
    • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1994
    • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1992
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Jim Fredman’s practice focuses on a vast array of health care regulatory, transactional and operational matters. His breadth of experience and in-depth understanding of the Health Care industry enables him to present practical solutions to complex problems for his clients.

Jim focuses his practice on the general representation of health care providers, including:
  • Hospitals
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Research Organizations
  • Oncology Providers
  • Public Hospital Districts
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Medical Technology Companies
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Jim strategically partners with clients to address government audits and investigations, fraud and abuse and self-referral law issues, clinical research, payor contracts and billing compliance. In addition, Jim’s expertise also spans: HIPAA Privacy and Security, Medical Staff Relations, quality improvement and research subject privacy and informed consent. 
  • Formation of PPS exempt cancer research hospital
  • Representation of hospitals, physician practices, hospices, pharmacies, ambulance service and other providers in government investigations, including billing, clinical trial and drug diversion matters
  • Assisting healthcare providers with internal audits and investigations, development of corrective action plans and self-disclosure
  • Assisting providers with development of compliance programs, policies and procedures
  • Advising on physician self-referral and compensation compliance, including creation of systems to track and evaluate health care provider relationships with physicians
  • Represent health care facilities and providers in medical staff, credentialing, quality improvement and employment matters
  • Represent hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare facilities in licensure and accreditation matters, including compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation
  • Represent physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses and other providers in licensing investigations and disputes
  • Assist Academic Medical Centers and other research organizations  with regulatory requirements applicable to human research and  clinical trial billing
  • Advise on clinical trial agreements, sponsor agreements and related intellectual property and publication matters
  • Assist with the formation and ongoing operations of research networks
  • Advise on HIPAA and Washington Medical Records Act compliance
  • Representing  clients in federal HIPAA investigations and audits
  • Representing  providers in payor contract negotiations, including risk contracts
  • Payment disputes, including before the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Review Board 
  • HMO, PPO, PHO and ACO formation
eAlerts Alerts
Medical staff insight, peer review analysis, and updates for health care organizations presented quarterly by the nation’s health care law firm of the year.1
September 2018
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New Obligations for Substance Abuse Records Under 42 CFR Part 2
Author, Washington Rural Health Collaborative
March 2018
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Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations, Audit & Whistleblower Response for Healthcare Providers
Speaker, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Conference
Spring 2018
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: What You Need to Know to Comply With The New Privacy Regulation
Speaker
November 2001
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Fraud and Abuse In The Home Health Industry
Speaker
June 1998
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Deciding Whether to Computerize Your Medical Records
Speaker
April 1998