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Mitchell Williams Attorney Megan Hargraves Served as 2019 Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services Conference Faculty

Discussed Fair Hearing Processes Under Federal and State Law

April 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney Megan Hargraves served on the faculty and presented today at the Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services 2019 Spring Conference held in Little Rock. Hargraves’ presentation titled “Dos and Don’ts of a Fair Hearing Process,” detailed fair hearing processes under federal and state law and identified common pitfalls hospitals and medical staff face under today’s regulations.

Hargraves focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, providing clients with strategic counsel on public policy and implementation issues. She advises hospitals and other healthcare providers on issues related to risk management, quality assurance and regulatory and operational compliance. She advises and represents clients on matters related to the Arkansas Peer Review Fairness Act, Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the False Claims Act and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA). Her previous experience as a litigator representing clients in medical malpractice, products liability, class action and general insurance defense cases makes her a trusted advisor to healthcare industry clients.

About Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services

The Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services was formed to coordinate the growing educational and networking needs of medical staff services professionals in the state. ArkAMSS is a recognized state association of its national counterpart, the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). ArkAMSS members are mainly employed through hospitals, managed care organizations and other healthcare facilities. They oversee a broad spectrum of responsibilities associated with maintaining a medical/healthcare professional staff office, while adhering to facility, state, federal, and/or voluntary regulatory agencies requirements.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit