Walter Williams concentrates his practice in health care and business transactions involving health care providers, both for-profit and tax-exempt and including hospital affiliations, confidentiality issues (including HIPAA), medical staff and bylaws issues, medical records, licensure, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Stark self-referral limitations, health care contracting, including physician recruitment and employment agreements, compliance, recovery audit contractor advice, and general health care issues. Additionally, Mr. Williams' has had significant involvement in real estate related and other commercial transactions and financings, including title, contracts, and other documentation, closings, and tax-exempt public and private financings.
1980 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Update on Stark and Fraud and Abuse Issues, Health Care Law Seminar and CLE, WVU College of Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013State Bar MCLE, Advance Directives, June 2008West Virginia Hospital Association Compliance Officer Committee, Stark Update, January 2008State Bar MCLE, Advance Directives, December 2007
Extensive experience in preparing employment, leasing, service, recruitment, and other agreements with physicians, as well as practice acquisitions and other affiliations, including addressing related Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and other fraud and abuse issues
Represented client in the transfer of an entire hospital campus to another hospital and the conversion of a medical office building into a condominium and the subsequent sale of a condominium unit
Represented clients in matters involving self-disclosure of billing inaccuracies and one payment refund to Medicare and Medicaid
Memberships & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America®Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business Super Lawyers®, 2009-2014Fourth Circuit Judicial ConferenceAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationWest Virginia State Bar, Former Member of Law and Medicine CommitteeHarrison County Bar Association, Former Member of Board of Directors and Former President