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Kenya S. Woodruff

Kenya S. Woodruff

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Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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At Haynes and Boone, Kenya Woodruff is chair of the Healthcare Practice Group. Her practice is dedicated to healthcare regulatory counsel and the design and execution of related merger, acquisition and joint venture strategic partnerships. Woodruff focuses on the creation and maintenance of compliant healthcare operations and structures for physicians, hospitals, home health and hospice providers, including accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks. Her practice also includes advice on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, Stark, anti-kickback and other applicable fraud and abuse laws. Woodruff also serves as the chair of the firm's Attorney Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Kenya served as Deputy General Counsel at the Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Parkland Health & Hospital System. She was the attorney primarily responsible for government investigations and provided legal support and consult for the hospital's daily operations. Before joining Parkland, in addition to her experience as outside counsel to healthcare entities, Kenya was the Vice President of Compliance and Associate General Counsel for a national radiology services company.

Education

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1999
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Emory University, 1996, J. Gordon Stipe Society Scholarship
Areas of Practice
Articles

Resources for Healthcare Providers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017

Hurricane Harvey has radically impacted every industry in southeastern Texas, including healthcare providers, who continue to analyze potential next steps in ensuring operations can resume so that they can further assist those in need of healthcare services. Below are several links to resources that may be helpful for healthcare providers attempting to navigate through their options...

Health Law Vitals - A Healthcare Newsletter from Haynes and Boone, February 2017
Haynes and Boone, LLP, February 2017

  View the February 2017 Health Law Vitals Newsletter PDF. Final Guidance Sheds Light on Medical Device Reporting Requirements In November 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance on medical device reporting for manufacturers ("Final MDR Guidance")...

False Claims Act Year in Review 2016
Haynes and Boone, LLP, January 2017

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et seq. (FCA) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2016. ThisYear in Review highlights several key developments, including:   The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing its strong enforcement of the FCA, including recovering more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments in FCA cases in 2016, as well as continuing its focus on individual culpability...

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