As a member of the Firm’s health care group, Mr. Ison advises physicians and physician groups, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as physician joint ventures, such as Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs) and ambulatory surgery centers, on regulatory issues including compliance with the federal Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, HIPAA, Medicare reimbursement and reassignment and various state laws governing physician self-referral, certificates of need, health care facilities licensing, professional entity formation and qualification, prompt payment, the corporate practice of medicine and various other matters. He also works with health care providers on a broad range of operational and transactional issues, such as employment and recruitment agreements, management agreements and professional services agreements, the formation, operation, dissolution, purchase and sale of practices and joint ventures (including physician-hospital integration), payor disputes, and covenants not-to- compete.
As a member of the Firm’s corporate law group, Mr. Ison represents businesses and individuals in a number of industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, business formation and dissolution and day-to-day operational issues, including purchase, sale, leasing and licensing transactions and employment matters.
Mr. Ison graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2004, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, served as Notes Development Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and was elected Order of the Coif.
Member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Member of the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
Member of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association
Member of the American Health Lawyers Association
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2013
Adjunct Instructor, Belmont University College of Law
W.O. Smith Community Music School Advisory Board
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville