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George W. Hopkins IV

Associate

P 502-562-7334 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Billy Hopkins is a member of the Firm's Health Care Service Team.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in public accounting for five years prior to attending law school.  He has conducted financial statement audits for hospitals, not-for-profit entities, public companies and employee benefit plans.  

George W. Hopkins

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Drafts and negotiates services, employment and a variety of other contracts for multiple types of healthcare entities.
  • Advises clients on issues related to health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark law and Anti-kickback statute.
  • Advises clients on issues regarding HIPAA, government reimbursement and licensure/certification. 
  • Counsels clients on issues pertaining to exemption from state and federal income tax. 
  • Represents clients in administrative proceedings with Medicaid and Medicaid managed care organizations pertaining to reimbursement matters.
  • Counsels clients during government investigations concerning compliance with the False Claims Act.
  • Assists clients in making disclosures through the False Claims Act and Stark law self-disclosure protocols.
  • Represents healthcare clients in state and federal court in civil actions.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David L. Bunning, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2014-2015
  • Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, 2012-2013
  • Senior Accountant, Blue & Company, LLC, 2009-2011
  • Audit Senior, Deloitte & Touche, 2006-2009

Education

2014 - J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Valedictorian of graduating class, Senior Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review

2005 - B.S. (Accounting), magna cum laude, Northern Kentucky University

Presentations

  • "Tax Reform - Impact on Hospitals," Kentucky Hospital Association, 2018 Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 11, 2018)
  • "Section 603 of the Bipartisan Act & OPDs," Kentucky Hospital Association, 2017 Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 19, 2017)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes & Regulations in Kentucky, AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group (2018)
  • Co-Author, Summary of the 60 Day Overpayment Final Rule (2016)
  • Note, Fraud Created the Market: A Presumption Without Basis, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 529 (2014)

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Member of Health Law Section of Louisville Bar Association
  • Member of the Kentucky Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Board of Directors, 2017
  • Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2011-present

Representative Matters

  • Drafts and negotiates services, employment and a variety of other contracts for multiple types of healthcare entities.
  • Advises clients on issues related to health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark law and Anti-kickback statute.
  • Advises clients on issues regarding HIPAA, government reimbursement and licensure/certification. 
  • Counsels clients on issues pertaining to exemption from state and federal income tax. 
  • Represents clients in administrative proceedings with Medicaid and Medicaid managed care organizations pertaining to reimbursement matters.
  • Counsels clients during government investigations concerning compliance with the False Claims Act.
  • Assists clients in making disclosures through the False Claims Act and Stark law self-disclosure protocols.
  • Represents healthcare clients in state and federal court in civil actions.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David L. Bunning, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2014-2015
  • Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, 2012-2013
  • Senior Accountant, Blue & Company, LLC, 2009-2011
  • Audit Senior, Deloitte & Touche, 2006-2009

Education

2014 - J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Valedictorian of graduating class, Senior Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review

2005 - B.S. (Accounting), magna cum laude, Northern Kentucky University

Presentations

  • "Tax Reform - Impact on Hospitals," Kentucky Hospital Association, 2018 Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 11, 2018)
  • "Section 603 of the Bipartisan Act & OPDs," Kentucky Hospital Association, 2017 Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 19, 2017)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes & Regulations in Kentucky, AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group (2018)
  • Co-Author, Summary of the 60 Day Overpayment Final Rule (2016)
  • Note, Fraud Created the Market: A Presumption Without Basis, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 529 (2014)

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Member of Health Law Section of Louisville Bar Association
  • Member of the Kentucky Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Board of Directors, 2017
  • Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2011-present
George W. Hopkins