Julie B. Mitchell is an equity shareholder at Hagwood and Tipton. Mitchell holds a master’s degree in health law (LL.M. Health Law). As an attorney whose primary focus is health care law, Mitchell’s practice encompasses such matters as: stark, fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, corporate compliance, CON law, provider and physician contracts, health care corporate matters, hospital law, DMEPOS matters, licensure and certification, HIPAA, nursing home law and health care integration. She was recently named to Best Lawyers in America in Health Law. She served as chair to the Mississippi Bar, Health Law Section for 2018-2019.

Mitchell has significant experience representing providers in health care fraud and abuse government investigations covering a wide range of matters such as billing irregularities, quality of care issues, and Stark and anti-Kickback arrangements. Mitchell has successfully negotiated settlements with numerous government entities such as the U.S. Department of Justice  and the Office of Inspector General. She also works with providers encountering Unified Program Integrity Contractor, Zone Program Integrity Contractor, Recovery Audit Contractor and Medicare Administrative Contractor audits. In her representation of health care providers on these matters, she assists clients with internal investigations, compliance development, implementation audits, and improvements and appeals.  She also advises and counsels clients in self-disclosure matters.

Julie and her family reside in Madison, Mississippi.

Mitchell represents a wide array of health care providers, such as hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, hospices, durable medical equipment suppliers, therapy companies, pharmacies and physicians.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M – 1997
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. – 1995
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.B.A. – 1992
    • Major: Marketing and Management

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1995
  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th  Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member, 2005-Present
  • American Health Care Association, Associate Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 1995-Present
  • Mississippi Health Care Association, Associate Member
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Madison County Business League (Member of Health and Wellness Committee)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation moderator, “Health Law Lagniappe” | Mississippi Bar’s Health Law Section, Jackson, Mississippi – March 29, 2019
  • Presenter, “Corporate Compliance 101: Back to Basics” | Mid-South Rehab Services – Jan. 26, 2019
  • Guest lecturer, “The Business of Healthcare” | Mississippi College School of Law – Nov. 14, 2018
  • Panel member, “An Interprofessional Approach to the Opioid Crisis in Mississippi” | University of Mississippi School of Law and School of Pharmacy Interprofessional Education Symposium – Oct. 5, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here” | Mississippi Paralegal Association, Fall Seminar – Sept. 27, 2018
  • Presenter, “Top 10 Reasons to Get You in Front of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure” | Mississippi State Medical Association Resident Dinner & Discussion – Sept. 18, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here” | Mississippi Bar’s Health Law Section, Jackson, Mississippi – April 20, 2018
  • Presenter, “Fraud & Abuse in the Post-Acute Care Setting” | Mississippi College School of Law Health Care Compliance Boot Camp, Clinton, Mississippi – April 12-13, 2018
  • Presenter, “Dealing with a Worthless Services Allegation” | American Health Lawyers Association Long-Term Care and the Law, New Orleans, Louisiana – Feb. 28 to March 2, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Crisis” | University of Mississippi School of Law, Last Chance CLE Medical Board Regulations Governing Chronic Pain Management, Ridgeland, Mississippi – Sept. 29, 2017
  • Presenter, “Your Facility Compliance & Ethics Program and Dealing with a Worthless Service Allegation” | Foundation Health Services, Inc./Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Biloxi, Mississippi – Aug. 23, 2017
  • Presenter, “Fraudulent Claims with Medicaid and Medicare in Mississippi” | University of Mississippi School of Law’s Mississippi Law Update, Natchez, Mississippi – April 29, 2017