Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • Middlebury College, 1978
  • B.A., Duke University, 1979
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1984
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • North Carolina, 1997
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Carol Ewald Bowen

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For over 25 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. 

She combines her legal knowledge with a practical and responsive approach to help clients achieve their business goals within the complex health law framework. 

Bowen’s clients include major health care companies, hospitals, physician groups, entrepreneurial health care businesses and national lenders within the industry.

Representative services to these clients include:

  • Joint ventures among large physician groups, hospitals, and other sophisticated health care providers
  • Transactional matters, including acquisitions and financings
  • Regulatory compliance, including Federal fraud and abuse laws, Stark laws and similar state law issues
  • HIPAA compliance and healthcare data privacy and security breach response
  • Electronic health records issues, including negotiation of EHR vendor and cloud service provider agreements
  • Licensing and credentialing
  • Development of compliance plans and document retention plans
  • Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payor reimbursement, contracting, and value-based payment arrangements
  • Medical- staff bylaws and peer review
  • Patient care and risk management
  • Clinical research issues, including negotiation and drafting of clinical trial agreements for hospitals, physician groups, clinical research organizations; availability of Medicare reimbursement; advice on informed consent and the use and disclosure of information for research purposes.

Bowen leads the Firm’s Health Law practice in the Charlotte office. She is a frequent speaker to client and industry groups on health care issues and has served as an editorial consultant for several health care publications.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Charlotte Community Health Clinic and on the Board of Directors of Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center.

Of Note

  • 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, 2009-2020
  • 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
  • Speaker, “Practical Advice from the MedCath Experience,” American Health Lawyers Association, Health Care Transactions program, April 2014
  • Participant, American Health Lawyers Association Masters Program, “Improving Quality and Bonding with Physicians:  A Health System Case Study,” May 2009
  • Served on the Health Law Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2002
  • 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
  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Health Law Section