For over 20 years – including eight years as in-house counsel for a large national health care company – Carol Bowen has focused exclusively on representation of health care providers and other stakeholders in the health care industry.
Her legal knowledge, coupled with a practical and responsive approach, helps clients achieve their business goals within the complex health law framework. Her representative engagements in the area of Privacy and Data Security include:
- Creating record retention programs for national and regional healthcare provider clients, including retention of data on electronic media;
- Development of HIPAA privacy and security forms and policies for health care clients.
- Advice to health care provider clients on data breach matters involving potential violations of HIPAA and state privacy laws governing protected health information and financial data, including required reporting to patients, the media, and applicable state and federal agencies and interaction with US DHHS Office for Civil Rights and state attorneys general.
- Advice on HIPAA and other data privacy and security issues involved in the negotiation of agreements with cloud service providers and other vendors who access and handle PHI and other personal and financial data.
- Advice on HIPAA issues in connection with clinical research studies.
Ms. Bowen leads the Firm’s Health Law practice in the Charlotte office. She is a frequent speaker for client and industry groups on health care issues and has served as an editorial consultant to several health care publications.
- Chambers USA - North Carolina, Healthcare, 2014-2020
- Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2013-2021
- Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2020
- Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2009-2021
- Charlotte Business Journal, Women in Business Award Winner, 2013
- North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 50 Women North Carolina, 2011
- Member and Vice Chair, Membership, American Bar Association Health Law Section, 2010-2011
- Served on the Health Law Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2002
- Super Lawyers, 01.2021
- Best Lawyers, 08.2020
- Chambers & Partners, 04.2020
- Super Lawyers, 01.2020
- Chambers & Partners, 04.2019
- Super Lawyers, 01.2019
- Best Lawyers, 08.2018
- Super Lawyers, 01.2018
- Best Lawyers, 08.2017
- Chambers & Partners, 05.2017
Blogs and Resources
- CMS Announces Reevaluation of Accelerated Payment Program Payments; Suspends Advance Payments to Part B Suppliers04.2020MVA COVID-19 Resource Center
- Summary of North Carolina Governor's April 8, 2020 Executive Order 130 - Meeting North Carolina's Health and Human Services Needs – Including Waiver of Certain Certificate of Need Requirements04.2020MVA COVID-19 Resource Center
- Summary of The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Temporary Regulatory Waivers and New Rules Affording Additional Flexibilities to the U.S. Healthcare System during the Covid-19 Pandemic03.2020MVA COVID-19 Resource Center
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Health Law Section
- North Carolina Bar Association: Health Law Section
- Speaker, “Practical Advice from the MedCath Experience,” American Health Lawyers Association, Health Care Transactions program, April 2014
- Co-presenter, Healthcare Reform Update 2012, January 2012, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Presenter, Health Care Symposium, September 2009, sponsored by Moore & Van Allen, PLLC and LarsonAllen, LLP
- Participant, American Health Lawyers Association Masters Program, “Improving Quality and Bonding with Physicians: A Health System Case Study,” May 2009
- Speaker, "Update on Long Term Care Hospitals from the Provider and Government Perspective," Washington Healthcare Summit, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, November 2003
- Speaker, "Recognizing Pitfalls in Clinical Research from the Physician and Hospital Perspective," Current Issues in Health Law, North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section Annual Meeting, April 2002