Bill Dillon is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of Health Care law. He is also certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in the area of corporate compliance (CHC) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Section (CIPP/US). Bill focuses his practice on assisting health care providers and entities to adhere to the complex regulatory requirements of the health care sector. Additionally, he also advises on data privacy and security issues in both the health care and non-health care sectors.

For nearly two decades, Bill has represented Federally Qualified Health Centers (not for profit and public entity federal grantees) in providing services to Florida’s medically underserved populations. This representation has included assisting these entities in complying with federal and state grant requirements and other programs such as the 340B Drug Discount Program. In addition to his representation of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bill has represented health care providers and entities in structuring compliant business relationships, as well as in providing counsel regarding business operations.

In the area of data privacy and security, Bill has been involved in the areas of HIPAA and HITECH. He previously served as an outside consultant to Florida’s Agency of Health Care Administration’s Privacy and Security Project, which was part of the larger Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. During his work on the project, Bill assisted industry stakeholders in analyzing Florida laws relating to the exchange of health care information. In an effort to assist in the elimination of barriers to health information exchange, Bill assisted in the drafting of the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act, which was passed into law in 2009.

Although Bill represents health care providers and entities in administrative and regulatory matters, his primary focus is on helping providers and entities to steer clear of activities that could be considered non-compliant. He continuously strives to help clients achieve compliant operations so that they can dedicate their time and resources to providing health care.

  • Assisted HIPAA covered entities and business associates in responding to data breach events
  • Reviewed Clinical Trial Agreements for clinical research organizations
  • Provided assistance to clients in matters relating to the 340B Discount Drug Program
  • Assisted health care providers in responding to preliminary and final audit matters from the Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Represented providers in Medicaid Program Integrity and Medical Fraud Control Unit matters
  • Represented health care providers in EHR Meaningful Use audits and appeals
  • Served as Health Law Consultant to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Privacy and Security Project-HISPIC – 2006 to 2009
  • Represented one of Florida’s first successful health information exchanges
  • Represented health information Technology Company specializing in the implementation of health information exchange organizations
  • Represented facilities and individual health care providers in transactional issues related to health information technology
  • Represents Federally Qualified Health Centers in various operational and management issues
  • Represented Federally Qualified Health Centers in affiliation agreements, community benefit grants and GME programs with hospitals and health systems
  • Represents physicians and physician practices in issues relating to employment contracting, income guarantee agreements, practice purchases, fraud and abuse compliance and other issues related to operating a medical practice
  • Represents health care providers in health information technology issues, including the licensing of electronic medical records software and participation in regional health information organizations
  • Provided representation to health care providers in administrative matters before the Departmental Appeals Board of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Provided representation to health care providers and other employers on the design and implementation of employee handbooks and employment policies
  • Provided representation to employers in matters involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Florida Commission on Human Relations
  • Provided representation to Federally Qualified Health Centers in matters involving intergovernmental transfers of local, state, and Federal matching funds
  • Assisted health care providers in responding to investigations by the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services relating to alleged HIPAA violations
  • Assisted health care providers in responding Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payments audits and appeals
  • Provide assistance to health care providers in complying with employment and labor issues including FMLA, FLSA and employment terminations
  • Provide assistance to not for profit organizations for corporate governance issues and executive compensation issues
  • Represents health care providers contracting with managed care entities
  • Distinguished BV rating as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2010-17
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite®,” 2011-15
  • “Medical Records”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Board Certification Seminar, March 2018
  • “Privacy and Security Concerns”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Masters Class on Telemedicine, March 2018
  • “Without Security There Is No Privacy”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Compliance CLE, February 2018
  • “Medical Records”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Board Certification Seminar, March 2017
  • “Effective Corporate Compliance for Health Centers”, Florida Association of Community Health Centers Annual Meeting, August 2017
  • “FTCA Compliance for Health Centers”, Florida Association of Community Health Centers Annual Meeting, July 2016
  • “Medical Records”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Board Certification Seminar, March 2016
  • “Corporate Compliance for FQHCs”, Health Choice Network, July 2015
  • “Compliance 101 for Community Health Centers” Health Care Compliance Association – Puerto Rico Regional Meeting, May 2014
  • “EHR Pitfalls for Providers”, Health Care Compliance Association – South Atlantic Regional Meeting, February 2014
  • “EHR Pitfalls for Providers”, Capital Medical Society, March 2014
  • “Corporate Compliance for Federally Qualified Health Centers”, Health Care Compliance Association – Puerto Rico Regional Conference, May 2014
  • “Responding to a Breach Under HIPAA and Florida Law”, Hospital Association Meeting, September 2013
  • “RHIO and HIE Participation Agreements”, American Bar Association Health Law Section Emerging Issues Conference, February 2010
  • “Use and Disclosure of Health Information in Florida”, Florida Bar Health Law Section Board Certification Review Seminar, March 2010
  • “HIPAA/HITECH Resource Guide”, American Health Lawyers Association, contributing co-author, 2014
  • “Federal Qualified Health Centers,” chapter 9, Florida Practitioner’s Health Law Handbook
  • “The Quest for Interoperable Electronic Health Records – A Guide to Legal Issues Establishing Health Information Networks,” contributing co-author, American Health Lawyers Association
  • “Physicians and RHIOs – Understanding the Use, Disclosure and Maintenance of Patient Information,” Physician Organizations Newsletter
  • Numerous lectures in Florida and nationally on issues relating to HIPAA, corporate compliance and health information technology
  • Florida Bar Health Law Section
    • Former chair, 2015
    • Executive Council, 2009-16
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association – Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals – Certified in Information Privacy (CIPP/US)
  • Tallahassee Sports Council, appointed by Leon County Board of Commissioners, 2018
  • Gulfwinds Triathletes, past president and board member

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