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Colin Luke

Colin Luke



  • Corporate
  • Healthcare Compliance & Operations
  • Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patient Privacy

WSG Practice Industries


Alabama, U.S.A.


Hospitals, health systems, physicians and outpatient services providers depend on Colin for assistance with regulatory compliance matters involving the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark law, HIPAA and patient privacy, state healthcare regulations and the development of effective corporate compliance programs.

Healthcare clients also rely on Colin for assistance with operations issues such as provider and payor certifications, facility licensure, and Certificates of Need. Additionally, he is highly sought-after for his experience with a wide range of transactional matters including the acquisition and divestiture of healthcare facilities and the formation of healthcare joint ventures. Colin leads Waller's Healthcare Compliance and Operations practice which comprises nearly 30 attorneys and paralegals who focus exclusively on the complex federal and state regulations governing the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining Waller, Colin represented healthcare providers in the Southeast as a partner with two Birmingham, Alabama law firms. Early in his career, he served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Active Services Corporation, one of the nation's largest providers of adult day healthcare services. In this role, Colin managed the acquisition and development of healthcare facilities and oversaw the company's regulatory compliance program.

Bar Admissions



J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1991
B.A., summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Healthcare Compliance & Operations | Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions | Patient Privacy

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association, Health and Business Law Sections
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Planning Committee Member for Annual Health Law Update, Cumberland School of Law
Member, Alabama State Bar, Health and Business Law Sections
- Former Chairman, Health Law Section


The Healthcare Industry: A Look Back. A Look Ahead.
Waller, January 2019

While buzzwords like consolidation and price transparency continue to dominate headlines, major players throughout the healthcare ecosystem are working tirelessly behind the scenes to deploy creative and complex service methods that leverage a smarter, more holistic approach to care. The goal? Control escalating costs and deliver tangible value to patients – all while maintaining a healthy balance sheet...

CBO Releases Highly Anticipated Report on Trump's ObamaCare Repeal Bill; 23 Million Americans Projected to Lose Insurance by 2026
Waller, May 2018

Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the direct spending and revenue effect of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), as passed by the House of Representatives. CBO made this estimate in conjunction with the Joint Committee on Taxation...

POTUS Trump Looks to Halt CSR Payments
Waller, October 2017

President Donald Trump announced that the federal government will halt payments known as cost share reduction (CSR) payments. The CSR payments amounted to approximately $7 billion this year, and served as a subsidy to enable lower-income Americans to afford health insurance coverage...

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