Attorney - Brittany H. Cone

Attorney:

Brittany H. Cone
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-586-6620
F: 404-954-5020
E: BCone@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Brittany H. Cone, CHC is a Partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. She focuses her practice on regulatory, administrative, and litigation matters in health care.

Ms. Cone received her JD from Georgia State University College of Law. At Georgia State, she was a member of the Law Review and served as associate symposium editor and associate editor for student notes. Ms. Cone also served as an extern for the Honorable A. Harris Adams of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Ms. Cone is certified in Health Care Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.

Practice Areas

Health Care

Ms. Cone has advised healthcare providers on compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.  She has counseled clients in managing the regulatory aspects of health care transactions, especially change of ownership licensing and operation issues and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues. Additionally, she assists clients with complying with the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act, including the development of an effective compliance program.

Ms. Cone has also assisted clients with self reporting requirements, internal investigations, including those in response to OIG investigations, the False Claims Act, Stark and Anti- Kickback. Ms. Cone has spent a significant portion of her practice assisting providers with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including developing HIPAA policies and procedures and breach response.

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D.
Berry College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Spanish Minor, cum laude
Center for Cross Cultural Studies, Seville, Spain

Admitted

State of Georgia (All State and Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court), 2008
Northern District of Georgia

Presentations/Publications

“Surrogate Decision Makers, Privacy and Current Trends” Georgia Health Care Association Bi-annual Convention January 22, 2016
"Preparing for and Navigating the IDR and IIDR Process," Georgia Health Care Association, March 20, 2015
"Making a Molehill out of a Mountain" - Legal update on SNF 5 Star Rating System and the IMPACT Act, Georgia Health Care Association Bi-annual Convention, January 23, 2015
Update on OIG focus on culture of compliance, creating effective communication systems, Georgia Health Care Association Bi-annual Convention, January 24, 2014
“Managing the Unmanageable: How effective expectation management can be used in all levels of operations", Georgia Health Care Association Bi-annual convention, June 2013
Skilled Nursing Facility Compliance Bootcamp- Preparing Your Team, Georgia Health Care Association, November, 2012
"5 Essential Areas for your Compliance Program", Georgia Health Care Association, June, 2012
"Skilled Nursing Facility Compliance Bootcamp- The Nuts and Bolts", Georgia Health Care Association, May, 2012
"Skilled Nursing Facility Compliance Bootcamp- Gathering the Tools You Need", Georgia Health Care Association, December, 2011
"Residents Rights Boot Camp:  Life After the Affordable Care Act," Georgia Health Care Association, August 26, 2010, Macon, GA 
"Georgia Training Georgia," 14 Ga. Bar. J. 2 (October 2009), co-authored with W. Scott Henwood.
"Lying to Catch the Bad Guy: The 11th Circuit's Likely Adoption of the Clear Error Standard of Review for a Denial of a Frank's Hearing," 24 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 843 (2008).
"Legislative History of HB 147: Consent for Surgical or Medical Treatment," 24 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 161 (2007), co-authored with Peter J. Buenger.