Allison has over 27 years of experience in health law and regulatory compliance. She has served as a Corporate Compliance Officer, Legal Counsel, Privacy Officer and Consultant for hospitals, healthcare systems, home health agencies, DME, dental practices, mental health organizations, physician practices and others. She has extensive experience in healthcare law and compliance, and her responsibilities have included risk assessments, corporate compliance program development, compliance investigations and resolutions, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules policy development and organizational implementation, privacy violation and security breach investigations, compliance audit program development, and compliance training.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, Allison worked with numerous providers and has performed a broad range of services, both long-term and short-term projects, including, but not limited to: interim compliance officer and compliance director positions, audits, training, policy development, compliance research and reporting and risk assessments. Her strengths and experience include compliance policy review and development, training, compliance research and reports, external compliance investigations, privacy and security process review, and compliance audit program development. She is a national and regional speaker on healthcare law and compliance issues including fraud and abuse, risk assessments, HIPAA and HITECH Act, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, EMTALA, Home Health and DME, among others.
Allison is a licensed attorney in the state of Georgia. She is certified in healthcare compliance. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston, and her Certificate of International Studies from L’Université d’Aix-Marseille III, Institut de Science Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France.
- Co-Author, Chapter on Home Health Compliance Law, 2006 Health Law and Compliance Update, Aspen Publishers
- HCCA Annual Compliance Institute, Boston, MA, March 2019
- HCCA Puerto Rico Region Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR, April 2016
- HCCA South Central Region Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 2015
- HCCA Annual Compliance Institute, Orlando, FL, April 2015
- HCCA South Central Region Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, December 2011