Sutin, Thayer & Browne, APC
Deborah E. Mann’s practice includes litigating and counseling clients on health law, institutional and professional malpractice, and insurance defense matters, as well as periodically serving as a mediator in a variety of civil disputes. In the healthcare arena, Deb has represented hospitals, nursing homes, residential treatment centers, and individual healthcare providers including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and dentists in personal injury and wrongful death cases. She is also particularly knowledgeable regarding HIPAA compliance issues. She represents hospitals and physician groups being investigated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights for alleged HIPAA violations and alleged discrimination. Deb prepares and reviews contracts, including employment contracts and independent provider agreements, for a variety of health care providers and provides advice on compliance with Stark and Anti-kickback laws. She has assisted hospital clients in evaluating Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues and in making self-reports to, and negotiating settlements with, appropriate governmental entities. Through both her litigation experience and regulatory work, Deb advises hospitals on credentialing and peer review issues.
She has assisted clients during the New Mexico legislature by reviewing and analyzing proposed bills, helping draft bills, participating in stakeholder meetings, and testifying as an expert before legislative committees.