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James C. O'Neil provides on-site services to health care organizations, including contract management, healthcare administration, advising on patient liability issues, legal compliance and risk consulting. He has extensive experience in risk mitigation, medical malpractice, general litigation and health care related matters.


Representative Experience

  • Health Care
  • Compliance
  • Risk management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation

Liability Reduction and Lawsuit Prevention

  • Manage and review numerous legal contracts and agreements to assure asset protection
  • Risk management consultant; provide liability assessments and advise on risk mitigation
  • Collaborate on active shooter and emergency preparedness strategies
  • Conduct on-site investigations to identify potential risks
  • Collaborate and participate in continuing education presentations for leadership and staff regarding legal issues in healthcare
  • Consult on best practices for managing non-compliant/aggressive patients
  • Consult on potential premises liability claims and mitigation of risk

Compliance and Regulatory Risk Reduction

  • Conduct HIPAA risk assessments
  • Conduct HIPAA compliance walkthroughs
  • Consult with health information management leadership regarding HIPAA compliance, process and workflow
  • Consult on peer review investigations to assure appropriate process utilization

Process Improvement/Efficiency Initiatives

  • Consult regarding processes and applicable statutes for the treatment of worker’s compensation patients
  • Consult on best practices for navigating potential concerns with documentation, patient altercations, non-compliance, contractual relations, duty of care, physician-patient relationships, abandonment claims, independent medical examinations, etc.
  • Act as liaison between hospital/clinic staff and legal counsel in litigated matters
  • Educate staff on appropriate use of legal resources while encouraging ownership and initiative
  • Review of internal processes to identify areas of waste; formulate strategies that encourage efficient use of resources
  • Review and revise policies and procedures


Professional Associations

  • Health Care Compliance Association


  • B.S. in Healthcare Administration, Dean's List and Chancellor's List, Purdue University Global, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2019
  • A.S. in Paralegal Studies, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007


Thought Leadership

Managed Care Proposed Rule Summary

November 18, 2018

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Texting Physician Orders

January 9, 2018

Thought Leadership

Judge Allows Reduced 340B Payments, Effective 1/1/2018

January 3, 2018

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