Summer H. Martin
Summer H. Martin concentrates her practice in the area of health law and regulatory compliance. Her areas of experience include representation of public and private health care facilities and providers, including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, physicians and physician organizations, suppliers and manufacturers, as well as managed care organizations. She counsels clients in the establishment and implementation of compliance programs, including assessments of compliance with regulatory standards. She also counsels health care facilities on various matters relating to their clinical research programs and Institutional Review Boards.
Ms. Martin regularly advises clients on the structuring of business ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of health care facilities and businesses, professional services agreements, reimbursement matters, and privacy and confidentiality matters. She also represents providers in responding to governmental investigations, subpoenas and False Claim Act actions. Ms. Martin has handled a wide range of litigation matters including complex multi-district RICO class action litigation involving managed care organizations, ERISA litigation relating to employee welfare benefit plans and insurance regulatory matters.
Ms. Martin has published several articles relating to various fraud and abuse matters, the confidentiality of medical records and medical research. Ms. Martin has also spoken at various educational programs and professional and trade group meetings on a variety of health care topics, including the confidentiality of medical records, medical research and managed care litigation.
Atlanta Magazine recognized Ms. Martin as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007 and 2009. Most recently, Ms. Martin was ranked by Chambers USA 2009 as one of Georgia's leading lawyers for health care law.
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, with distinction, 1998
- M.B.A., University of Georgia, 1995
- B.B.A., University of Georgia, magna cum laude, 1994
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Superior Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- "CMS pilot programs aim for multipayer platforms," Managed Healthcare Executive, co-author with Jessica Abrahams (June 2011).
- "Boards must demonstrate adequate governance," Managed Healthcare Executive, co-author with Anthony Balloon (February 2011)
- “Healthcare Governance and Compliance in the Era of ‘Fraud, Waste and Abuse,’” Directors & Boards, Third Quarter 2010 (November 2010).
- "CMS's Mandatory Disclosure of Financial Relationships May Have Considerable Impact on Hospitals and Physicians," ABA Health eSource, Vol. No. 4, Issue No. 3, (November 2007).
- "Physicians Beware - The Government Cometh: Vendor Relationships Under Fire," AHLA Health Lawyers News, Volume 11, Number 10, (June 2007).
- "Joint Ventures in the Gray: Maintaining Compliance, Compliance Today," Health Care Compliance Association, Volume 7, Number 11, (November 2005).
- "Counseling Clients on Effective Compliance Programs in Light of the OIG's Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals," ABA Health eSource, Vol. No. 1, Issue No. 10, (June 2005).
Seminars and Presentations:
- "Community Based Physician Research," American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, (February 2008).
- "Recent Stark II Developments Impacting Hospitals: Reporting and Phase III," Georgia Hospital Association Telnet Conference, (January 2008).
- "CMS Disclosure of Financial Relationships," Contracting with Physicians and Complying with Stark, Georgia Hospital Association, (November 2007).
- "Reporting, Stark and Other Changes Impacting Hospital-Physician Relationships," Pershing Yoakley & Associates Healthcare Business Advisory Council, (November 2007).
- "Legal and Compliance Issues Relating to Clinical Research," Health Law Section State Bar of Georgia Advanced Health Care Law, (October 2007).