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Anna M. Bacon-Tinsley

Founding partner

Anna M. Bacon-Tinsley, a founding member of the firm, practices health law. Anna is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards awarded by this national directory of lawyers.

As a health law attorney, she represents physicians and physician groups as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other non-physician providers.

Within health law, Anna focuses on corporate and business transactions and regulatory matters. She advises healthcare providers on negotiating and drafting contracts, formation of group structures, employment and shareholder matters, credentialing, regulatory compliance (including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, Anti-kickback and Stark compliance), Medicare audits and false claims actions. In addition, Anna serves as a neutral or advocate in mediation and arbitration. Her clients include physician practices and ancillary service providers throughout the State of Georgia, including IDTFs, free-standing imaging, portable imaging, dialysis centers, clinical laboratories, sleep centers and ambulatory surgery centers.

Anna actively participates in the education of healthcare providers and is the coauthor of several articles about the managed care environment. She also speaks nationally to healthcare groups including state and local medical associations, hospital associations, state-affiliated ACHE organizations and HFMA regarding health law and managed care.

Before becoming an attorney, she spent more than 10 years in the healthcare industry working at various hospitals ranging in size from 120 beds to 1,300 beds. Anna graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University and with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Since 1997, she has been a member of Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC. Prior to the formation of Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC, Anna was a health law and litigation attorney for the firms of Parker, Johnson, Cook & Dunlevie (now known as Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice) and Gambrell & Stolz (now known as Baker, Donalson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.).

Anna is a member and diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Bar Association (Health Law Section), the State Bar of Georgia (Health Law Section), the Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association (Physician Organization Section). Since 1995, she has been a member of the Healthcare Panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and has acted as an arbitrator (sole and panel member) in numerous business disputes in the Southeast.

Areas of practice

  • Provider and payor contracts
  • Formation, organization and governance (including incorporation, organization of LLCs, shareholder agreements and operating agreements)
  • Employment contracts and independent contractor agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • State regulatory matters (including corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, exemptions/exceptions to certificate of need)
  • Federal regulatory matters (including compliance audits and investigations, Stark, fraud and abuse, false claims and HIPAA matters)
  • Medical staff credentialing issues
  • Physician/hospital recruitment contracts
  • Business and corporate transactional matters
  • Building and equipment contracts
  • Mediation and arbitration

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Awards and honors

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, with distinction
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, with honors

Protecting your interests

When you need experienced and dedicated legal representation, call Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC at 770.521.8790 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.

Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC is conveniently located in Alpharetta off Georgia 400 in the Golden Triangle, an area encompassing eastern Cobb, northern Fulton, southern Forsyth, western Gwinnett and western DeKalb counties as well as the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Jasper, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC
11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30022 USA
770.521.8790