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Carrie A. Hanger

Partner

The Knollwood
380 Knollwood Street
Suite 530
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
carrie.hanger@nelsonmullins.com

Carrie Hanger is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Winston-Salem office where she practices with the Healthcare team.

Ms. Hanger focuses her practice on advising healthcare providers and entities engaged in clinical research. With a decade of experience, she routinely counsels clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need,...

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Carrie Hanger is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Winston-Salem office where she practices with the Healthcare team.

Ms. Hanger focuses her practice on advising healthcare providers and entities engaged in clinical research. With a decade of experience, she routinely counsels clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need, regulatory and compliance issues, risk management, professional liability, medical staff matters, and business disputes. Her clients range from hospitals and surgical centers to physician groups, long-term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, drug and medical device companies, and DME suppliers. She has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings.

regulatory and compliance issues, risk management, professional liability, medical staff matters, and business disputes. Her clients range from hospitals and surgical centers to physician groups, long-term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, drug and medical device companies, and DME suppliers. She has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings.

Carrie Hanger is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Winston-Salem office where she practices with the Healthcare team.

Ms. Hanger focuses her practice on advising healthcare providers and entities engaged in clinical research. With a decade of experience, she routinely counsels clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need,... regulatory and compliance issues, risk management, professional liability, medical staff matters, and business disputes. Her clients range from hospitals and surgical centers to physician groups, long-term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, drug and medical device companies, and DME suppliers. She has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings.

Experience

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Experience

  • Works with hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, long-term care facilities, hospices, home health care providers, drug and device companies, and DME suppliers
  • Analyzes issues related to clinical and preclinical research and drafts and negotiates clinical research related documents, such as clinical trial agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Represents clients before state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitration
  • Has tried cases to a jury verdict and argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Second-chaired a wrongful death trial three months after being admitted to practice

Representative Matters

  • Assisted an ambulatory surgical center with enrollment, licensure, certification, and accreditation issues due to a change of ownership
  • Analyzed reimbursement issues for a provider engaged in clinical research
  • Defended healthcare providers in multi-district litigation arising from a national outbreak of fungal meningitis due to exposure to an allegedly contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy
  • Represented an ambulatory surgical facility before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Health Services Regulation, and N.C. Court of Appeals in an appeal from the approval of its certificate of need application
  • Defended a physician practice with an appeal following a ZPIC audit
  • Represented a hospital Medical Executive Committee in the fair hearing process following the denial of a physician’s request for clinical privileges
  • Defended a physician in the fair hearing process following the summary suspension of his privileges
  • Resolved a dispute for a physician practice relating to its EMR software
  • Defended a long-term care facility in a medical malpractice action
  • Reviewed and revised privacy policies for a long term care provider
  • Analyzed whether a hospital’s existing charity care policy complies with the requirements of Section 501(r) and providing revisions to ensure compliance

Certifications

  • Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance by The Health Care Compliance Association

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD (2006)
    • Executive Editor, Wake Forest Law Review (2005-2006)
    • Staff Writer, Wake Forest Law Review (2004-2005)
  • Davidson College, BA, English (2001)

Admissions

  • North Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Health Care (2015-2017)
  • Triad Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under Forty" (2017)
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood John McNeill Smith Pro Bono Award (2014)
  • Leaders in the Law Award, N.C. Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee (2011 – present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys, Board of Directors

 

  • N.C. Guardian Ad Litem appellate advocate
  • Board of Directors, Bell House (2012-present)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (2015-present); Chair, Grantmaking Committee (2017); Co-Chair, Marketing and Membership Committee (2016)
  • Board of Directors, SECU Hospital Guest House of Winston-Salem (2007-2010)
  • Chair, CLE & New Projects Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, (2008-2009)
  • Guilford City/County Insurance Advisory Committee 
  • Leadership Greensboro (2016)
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