Project Description

Bob Rowland

Special Counsel

Bob Rowland’s practice focuses on all areas of health care regulations law, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare and Medicaid, The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In addition, Bob advises clients in the areas of general health care compliance, physician contracting, corporate law, hospital licensure, medical staff and peer review.

Prior to joining Caplan & Earnest, Bob served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of LifePoint Health, a national health care provider based in Brentwood, Tennessee, that operates 72 hospitals in 22 states. As in-house legal counsel, he advised senior leadership on areas of regulatory exposure, prepared and reviewed a wide-array of contracts related to hospital operations, and provided regular education to hospital administrative teams.  In addition, he has provided education to hospital advisory boards and medical staff leadership regarding their responsibilities.  Bob also served on several corporate committees, including the Medical Staff Bylaws Committee, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Committee and the Health & Welfare Committee.

Having counseled two other health care organizations with multiple facilities, Bob is experienced in dealing directly with senior leadership and managing legal matters for a large number of hospitals. With a Juris Doctorate from one of the nation’s top-ranking law schools and 17 years of experience as a health care attorney, Bob is able to confidently advise on general health facility operational matters and identify areas of non-compliance and regulatory exposure for his clients.

Bob maintains memberships with the Colorado Bar Association as well as American Health Lawyers Association. He’s an avid cyclist and spends his free time with his family and volunteering at his church.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wheaton College, B.A. in Philosophy, B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies

Admittances & Licenses

Colorado

Tennessee

Associations & Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Seminars & Presentations

LifePoint Health Medical Staff Leadership Conference, featured speaker

Pro Bono & Volunteer Activities

  • USA Cycling, Member
  • Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado, Member
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Member, 2013-2016

Past Employment

  • LifePoint Health, Inc., Vice President and Associate General Counsel, 2012-2016, Associate General Counsel, 2007-2011

  • Poudre Valley Health System, Associate General Counsel, 2011-2012
  • Community Health Systems, Inc., Corporate Counsel, 2002-2007
  • Buerger, Moseley & Carson, PLLC, Associate, 1999-2002