John Ward Weiss
Shareholder


Montgomery Location
Phone: 334-244-1111
Direct Dial: 334-409-2218
Fax: 334-244-1969


Practice Groups

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Section of Business Law, and Health Law Section)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Education

  • B.A., Presbyterian College, 1977
  • J.D., University of Alabama, 1980
  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1985

Recent Speeches and Presentations

  • “OIG/DOJ Year In Review,” 2017 Alabama Audit Summit, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Alabama Hospital Association
  • “You May Not Be Paranoid, But They ARE Out To Get You,” Alabama Hospital Association 2017 Annual Meeting
  • "OIG/DOJ Year in Review (What Are They Up to Now?)," 2016 Alabama Audit Summit, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Alabama Hospital Association
  • “Federal Update: Stark, 60 Day Rule, 2 Midnights and Other Rules,” Gilpin Givhan, PC and Alabama Hospital Association, 2015
  • “New Physician Compensation Paradigm,” Gilpin Givhan, PC and Alabama Hospital Association, 2015
  • "Stark, False Claims, 2 Midnights & 340B Update," Gilpin Givhan, PC and Alabama Hospital Association, 2015
  • “OIG/DOJ Year in Review (What Are They Up to Now?),”  2015 Alabama Audit Summit, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Alabama Hospital Association, and 2015 Annual Meeting Alabama Hospital Association
  • "EMTALA in the Real World Beyond Medical Screening Exams for Emergency Medical Conditions," Gilpin Givhan, PC and Alabama Hospital Association, 2015
  • “Whistleblowers and Self-Disclosure Update,” Gilpin Givhan, PC and Alabama Hospital Association, 2014
  • “EMATLA In the Real World – Beyond Medical Screening Exams and Emergency Medical Conditions,”  Alabama Hospital Association, 2014
    • “OIG Update,” Alabama Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association, 2014
    • "Federal & State Hospital Update," Gilpin Givhan, PC, 2013
    • "Federal & State Hospital Update,"  Gilpin Givhan, PC, 2012
    • “We Are Not In Kansas Anymore – Paying Close Attention to the Compliance Issues Behind the Curtain,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2012
    • “HIPAA Breaches – the Reality Show,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2011
    • “Compliance Update - Compliance Matters Hidden in 2010 Health Reform,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2011
    • “Top Ten Reasons Your Hospital May be Out of Compliance,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2009
    • “Tax-Exempt Hospitals - The New Regulatory Environment,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2008
    • “Is There a Doctor In the House? - ER Coverage,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2007
    • “The State of Stark, Phase III - What Hospitals Should Know When Dealing with Physicians,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2007
    • “Odds & Ends for Rural Hospitals,” AlaHA Rural Hospital Constituency, 2006
    • “Joint Ventures - Is Some Better Than None?,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2006
    • “Physician Recruiting: Navigating a Safe Course,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2006
    • “Physician Recruiting (Documentation & Real Life),” Alabama Hospital Association, 2003
    • “Intermediate Sanctions & CEO Compensation,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2002
    • “EMTALA - Proposed Changes,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2002
    • “EMTALA Update,” Alabama Hospital Association, 2002
    • “Common Problems in Compliance (Avoiding Artificial Liability),” Healthcare Compliance Officers of Alabama, 2000
    • “Negotiating Managed Care Contracts,” Alabama Hospital Association
    • “Health Law Update Seminar,” Alabama Bar Institute
    • “LLC Trends and Developments - 2000,” National Business Institute, 2000
    • “LLC Trends and Developments - 1999,” National Business Institute, 1999
    • “LLC Trends and Developments - 1998,” National Business Institute, 1998

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Other

  • Adjunct Professor in Taxation, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama, 1985-89
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert E. Varner, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1980-81

 

John Ward Weiss is a member of the firm’s Health Care, Taxation and Business Organizations and Transactions practice groups. With over twenty-five years experience in health law, he represents hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in numerous arrangements blending an operational understanding of the healthcare industry with the technical elements of health law practice. John regularly advises clients on matters of compliance, contracting, joint ventures, recruiting, acquisitions and operations, and is a frequent lecturer on matters concerning exempt healthcare entities, Stark, fraud and abuse, and EMTALA. Outside the healthcare area, John assists clients with business organization structures and complex financings.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as law clerk (1980-1981) to the Honorable Robert E. Varner of the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; adjunct Professor in Taxation, Jones School of Law (1985-1989); and general counsel for a large medical center (1981-1983). Outside the office, John is an avid fly fisherman, an elder in his church and has served his denomination in various capacities.



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