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Donn Herring

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Spencer Fane attorney Donn Herring

T 314.333.3966
F 314.862.4656
dherring@spencerfane.com


Donn Herring helps hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers with a full range of business and regulatory issues. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry, which include physician-hospital joint ventures, physician integration, provider network development, HIPAA compliance program development, and voluntary compliance program development.

Donn has extensive experience helping non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations through employment, legal, regulatory and tax issues. His clients include an array of non-profit organizations such as health care providers, and religious, educational, arts, and economic development organizations both in the U. S. and abroad.

Donn has been in leadership positions with both BJC Health Care and BJC Medical Group, where he provided counsel in regard to the acquisition of medical practices and the employment of physicians. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law’s Center for Health Law Studies.

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, Analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Missouri v. McNeely, State Issue Brief, Missouri Hospital Association, June 2013
  • Author, Physician Beware: Prohibited Financial Arrangements Between Physicians and Physical Therapists, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, May 2006
  • Author, Much Ado About The Effect of the New Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors on Hospital/Physician Joint Ventures, The Term Sheet, Health System Transactions, Volume 1, Issue 1, Winter 2000
  • Author, The New ASC Safe Harbor: The Triumph of Public Policy Over Legal Consistency, 33 Journal of Health Law 485, Summer 2000
  • Author, Physician Recruitment in the Minefield of Federal Healthcare Regulations, Missouri Medical Law Report
  • Speaker, The Fundamentals of the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute, American Health Lawyers Association, Annual Fundamentals of Health Law Conference, November 2016
  • Speaker, Advanced Stark Law, MHA Center for Education, April 2016
  • Speaker, The Curious and Changing World of Pete Stark and His Law, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, February 2016
  • Speaker, PSO: Powerful Protection for Safety/Quality/Work Product, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, January 2016
  • Speaker, Advanced Stark Law: Enforcement of the Stark Law and Strategies to Protect Your Organization, MHA Center for Education, April 2014
  • Speaker, Cross-Selling Health Care Conversations, April 22, 2014
  • Speaker, Redefining Corporate Compliance, MHA Center for Education, September 2013
  • Speaker, Update on New HIPAA Regulations, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, Winter 2013
  • Speaker, Health Reform, Physician Insurance Association of America Annual Conference, Spring 2013
  • Speaker, Payment Sunshine Law, International Medical Meeting Planners Association Annual Conference, Spring 2013
  • Speaker, Stark Law, Missouri Hospital Association Seminar, Spring 2013
  • Speaker, HIPAA 2012 – Privacy, Security and Breach Issues, Missouri Hospital Association, Fall 2012
  • Speaker, The Changing Face of Health Care Fraud Enforcement in the 21st Century, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Fall 2012

  • Speaker, The Heat is On! Government Enforcement of the Stark Law and Strategies to Protect Your Organization, Missouri Hospital Association, Spring 2012
  • Speaker, The Implications of Health Care Fraud & Abuse Laws on EHR, Missouri Hospital Association, Spring 2011
  • Speaker, Hospital-Physician Relationships: Is There Really No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Missouri Hospital Association, Spring 2010
  • Speaker, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Provider-Vendor Relations, Under the Microscope of Government/Industry Security, St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, Fall 2009
  • Speaker, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Provider-Vendor Relations Under the Microscope of Government/Industry Security Health Care Compliance Association, Fall 2009
  • Speaker, The Aftershocks of the 2009 IPPS or the Beginning of the End, Kansas Hospital Association, Summer 2009
  • Speaker, RAC Audits: What’s Past is Prologue, Missouri Hospital Association, Summer 2009
  • Speaker, What Every Hospital Executive Should Know About the Stark Law, Missouri Hospital Association, Winter 2009
  • Speaker, The New IRS Form 990, Schedule H Hospitals Lorman, Fall 2008
  • Speaker, OIG Advisory Opinions Source of Meaningful Answers to Meaningless Questions, Health Care Compliance Association, Fall 2008
  • Speaker, OIG Advisory Opinions A Source of Meaningful Answers to Meaningless Questions, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, Fall 2008
  • Speaker, OIG Advisory Opinions A Source of Meaningful Answers to Meaningless Questions, Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys, Fall 2008
  • Speaker, Stark Wars II Revenge of the Regulators, Missouri Hospital Association, Winter 2008
  • Speaker, Health Law Update, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, Fall 2006
  • Speaker, Negotiating Physician Employment Arrangements, Residents of Saint Louis University Hospital, Fall 2006
  • Speaker, Negotiating Physician Employment Arrangements, Residents of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Fall 2006
  • Speaker, Negotiating Dental Employment Arrangements, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University, Summer 2006
  • Speaker, Missouri Health Pool: The Best Kept Secret in Missouri Health Insurance, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, Spring 2005
  • Speaker, Negotiating Physician Employment Arrangements, Residents of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Fall 2004
  • Speaker, Recruitment, Retention and Employment of Physicians, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Spring 2004
  • Speaker, Unauthorized Disclosures: The Greatest Source of Liability Under the HIPAA Privacy Standards, Missouri SNIP, Winter 2003
  • Speaker, HIPAA Privacy Standards and Workers’ Compensation, Lorman Education Services, Fall 2003
  • Speaker, Complaints Under HIPAA – A Mid Summer’s Nightmare, Missouri SNIP, Summer 2003
  • Speaker, A Preliminary Review of the HIPAA Security Standards, Lorman Education Services, Spring 2003
  • Speaker, OIG Advisory Opinions: A Source of Meaningful Answers to Meaningless Questions, Louis Health Lawyers Association, Winter 2002
  • Speaker, A Practical Guide to the HIPAA Privacy Standards for Medical Practices, Gateway EDI Educational Series, Summer 2002
  • Speaker, Practice Management Issues: From Practice Development to Divestiture, Spring 2002
  • Speaker, Integrated Delivery Systems: Yesterday’s News, National Business Institute, Spring 2002
  • Speaker, Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Update, Louis Area Health Lawyers Association, 2001

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2004-2006; President, 2005
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association of St. Louis

Distinctions

  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Order of the Coif
  • Ohio State Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1986-1987
  • Recipient, Hornbook Award, 1985-1986

Contact Donn Herring at 314.333.3966 or dherring@spencerfane.com.