Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Mr. Coons provides legal counsel and litigates on behalf of academic medical centers, community hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, independent diagnostic testing facilities and other health care entities regarding Medicare payment, coverage and compliance.
Mr. Coons is a former member of the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), is the past chair of that organization's Medicare and Medicaid Payment Institute, and is a fellow of the organization. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on Medicare payment and compliance issues.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Coons served as senior attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services where he handled major controversies involving reimbursement and coverage under the Medicare program.