Thomas Asbury

Practice/Organization Description

Regulatory Counsel, Assoc. (Compliance - CIA Reg Counsel) at WellCare

Provides healthcare and compliance legal advice regarding WellCare’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA), regulatory-required reports, and government programs (Medicare/Medicaid); analysis of healthcare compliance issues relating to Fraud and Abuse; Medicaid; Medicare; business transactions; investigations; self-disclosures; contract review; CIA administration; serves as resource for business area leaders to help ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements; provides regulatory support and advice to business owners as new regulations and/or lines of business emerge; serves as a regulatory compliance resource for the Compliance Dept. staff; and communicates and educates the Compliance Dept. leadership team on corporate compliance matters.

Summary

A highly experienced attorney and management executive who has a proven record, in private practice and as in-house counsel, of a demonstrated ability to not only litigate health care and administrative law cases but also provide succinct and valuable legal counsel and management on diverse health care issues and regulatory compliance. Successfully litigated over thirty Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) cases. Strong legal analysis, communication, legal drafting/writing, case management expertise with an ability to inspire colleagues and staff to embrace teamwork, corporate vision, and maximize potential.

Extensive litigation in health care and administrative law before DOAH as well as probate litigation, including trust & will contests, appellate services and oral arguments before the District Court of Appeal, consulting for business entities, corporate acquisitions, and extensive negotiation and drafting of corporate, estate planning and employment agreements/contracts. Lecturer for the National Business Institute (Topics: Estate Administration & Ethics; Wills, Trusts & Estates).

Presentations & Lectures: The Florida Bar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish in Florida, Jacksonville, FL (02/24/05) and Gainesville, FL (02/25/05); The Florida Bar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish, Jacksonville, FL (09/27/06).

Specialties

Practice area concentration in health care and administrative law concerning licensure and regulation of all state-regulated health care facilities; Implementation of policies, procedures, and practices designed to ensure corporate compliance within large managed care company.

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar Association; United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, American Bar Association, Health Law section of the Florida Bar Association; Government Law section of the Florida Bar Association; and Administrative Law section of the Florida Bar Association.

Education

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Economics (1996).

Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2001).

Professional Associations & Memberships

Wharton Alumni Network; Wharton Club of Greater Tampa Bay, and Health Care Compliance Association.

Honors and Awards

Bronze Medalist (2011 Sunshine State Games, Judo)

Contact


Tampa, FL


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Government
  • Health
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